Seismic

  • Delhi sitting on three fault lines, major quake can flatten the city 26-09-2013 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: Residents of Delhi want to know what will happen if a 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits the city after a trembler rocked Pakistan on Tuesday and killed over 350 people. According to experts Delhi lies in an zone where a major earthquake may occur any time. Delhi lies in...
  • Is Northeast India the next disaster point after Uttarakhand? 27-06-2013 09:37 AM

    Subansiri River: Arunachal Pradesh is planning on at least 150 MoUs for power generation in the fragile hills of the Eastern Himalayas in high seismic zones. Is the Northeast in the next disaster point after Uttarakhand? Environmentalist Neeraj Vagholikar said, "Arunachal is no different. It's a part of the Himalayas...
  • Can quakes actually calm the Earth? 21-04-2013 05:16 PM

    New York: The magnitude-8.6 earthquake that struck the Indian Ocean in 2012 may have had a calming effect on the other quakes in the world, a new study has claimed. The powerful quake near Sumatra, Indonesia, seemed to have actually quietened the global earthquakes, according to two reports presented at...
  • Why Sikkim is prone to earthquakes 19-09-2011 08:01 AM

    A 6.8 earthquake rocked Sikkim on Sunday. Here's why the state is prone to frequent seismic activity. ...
  • Turkish N-plans on Mediterranean raise fears 02-04-2011 03:01 PM

    Ankara: Turkey plans to build a coastal nuclear power plant close to an earthquake-prone area; dismissing neighbors' fears that Japan's nuclear disaster shows that the new plant could be a risk to the whole Mediterranean region. Greece and Cyprus say the move is a gamble that could cause catastrophe and...
  • Earthquake of 6.2 magnitude strikes Greece 01-04-2011 10:10 PM

    Athens: A strong earthquake struck the southern Greek island of Crete on Friday, rattling buildings as far away as Egypt and Turkey. Local police said they had no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 and struck off the southern coast of Crete...
  • Map: Nuclear plants and seismic zones in India 16-03-2011 04:21 PM

    The massive earthquake in Japan and the subsequent nuclear crisis has triggered fears of nuclear security across the world, including India. Most of India falls in the moderate risk to very high risk seismic zones and so do a majority of India's nuclear reactors. While there are no nuclear projects...