SEISMIC

  • Delhi sitting on three fault lines, major quake can flatten the city September 26, 2013

    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 very...
  • Is Northeast India the next disaster point after Uttarakhand? June 27, 2013

    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? April 21, 2013

    New York: The magnitude8.6 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...
  • Seismic activity in N Korea amidst nuclear test threats February 12, 2013

    Seoul: Seismic activity has been detected in North Korea with an earthquake measuring 4.9 registered by the US Geological Survey. North Korea is not prone to seismic activity and it could possibly indicate that the country has carried out a promised nuclear test. The quake occurred at 11:57 am Korean time...
  • Why Sikkim is prone to earthquakes September 19, 2011

    A 6.8 earthquake rocked Sikkim on Sunday. Here's why the state is prone to frequent seismic activity. ...
  • Turkish Nplans on Mediterranean raise fears April 2, 2011

    Ankara: Turkey plans to build a coastal nuclear power plant close to an earthquakeprone 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 want...
  • Earthquake of 6.2 magnitude strikes Greece April 1, 2011

    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 at...
  • Map: Nuclear plants and seismic zones in India March 16, 2011

    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...
  • Indonesia quake toll hits 1,000; search still on October 2, 2009

    Indonesia: Rescuers dug feverishly on Friday through the rubble of a school and other buildings toppled by an earthquake in the Indonesian port of Padang, but few victims were being found alive two days after the tremor. The United Nations said more than 1,000 had been killed in the port, prone...
  • Japan on heightened alert for Mount Asama eruption February 1, 2009

    Tokyo: Japan's Meteorological Agency increased the alert level at Mount Asama volcano in central Japan, warning of an eruption within two days, an agency official said on Sunday. The alert level was raised due to signs of increased seismic activity on Mount Asama, a 2,568 metre (8,425 foot) peak...