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Wednesday, August 05, 2020



Powerful 7.8 quake hits Alaska isles; tsunami threat over

July 22, 2020 5:55 pm

The quake triggered tsunami warning for a South Alaska, the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands that was called off early Wednesday about two hours after the quake.

Three medium-intensity earthquakes hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands

July 17, 2020 10:38 pm

Two of the quakes of magnitude of more than five occurred within a span of 40 minutes.

After earthquake hits Rajkot, people shares memes about regular tremors

July 16, 2020 5:12 pm

With several earthquakes reported across the country in the month of July, people shared memes and jokes on social media.

Earthquake rattles Rajkot, residents rush out of homes in panic

July 16, 2020 9:35 am

The epicentre of the earthquake was Bhayasar, a village 16 km south-east of Rajkot city, and the quake was felt for around five seconds.

Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude hits Mizoram, eighth in three weeks

July 09, 2020 8:36 pm

This is the third earthquake to hit Champhai district in the past six days and the eighth to jolt the state since June 18.

Earthquake of 4.2 magnitude jolts Kutch, none hurt

July 06, 2020 3:05 am

utch district is located in a "very high risk" seismic zone and low intensity earthquakes regularly occur there. The 2001 earthquake, also known as the Bhuj earthquake, was the third largest and second most destructive in India over the last two centuries, the PTI report said.

4.5-magnitude earthquake hits Mizoram's Champai, fifth in three days

June 25, 2020 10:08 am

Repeated quakes in the same district since June 18 has left many puzzled.

Earthquake rocks Mizoram, PM Modi assures support from Centre

June 22, 2020 5:08 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured all possible help to the state. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb prayed for the safety of its people.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hits J-K, third in three days

June 16, 2020 9:36 am

Strong tremors were felt in most parts of the Kashmir Valley, including Srinagar, Kishtwar and Doda districts.

5.3-magnitude earthquake shakes 5 districts in Gujarat

June 15, 2020 12:20 am

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani immediately called the district collectors of Rajkot, Kutch and Patan to take stock of the situation. An official statement said that the CM asked the collectors to stay alert and get details of any damage caused.


In Pictures: Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to keep residents on edge

May 11, 2018 3:39 pm

A similar 1924 explosion threw pulverised rock, ash and steam as high as nine kilometers into the sky, for a couple of weeks. Kilauea has been continuously erupting since 1983 and is one of five volcanoes that make up the Big Island.

Iran-Iraq border earthquake: More than 140 killed, 860 injured

November 13, 2017 9:40 am

At least 140 people were killed and 860 others injured in a 7.2 earthquake along along Iran-Iraq border, reports The Associated Press. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a phone call with the Interior Ministry emphasized the need for maximum effort from officials.

Earthquake rocks Northeast India, at least 6 dead

January 04, 2016 1:10 pm

An earthquake of moderate intensity rocked India’s northeastern states and adjoining Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan on Monday morning

At least 100 killed as massive earthquake hits Afghanistan

October 26, 2015 6:35 pm

A strong earthquake rocked North India, including parts of the national capital region. Initial report say the epicentre of the earthquake was in north Afghanistan and has been clocked at 7.5 on the Richter scale.

Strong earthquake shakes Chile capital, tsunami warning issued

September 17, 2015 8:37 pm

A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off northern Chile on Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago and prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the Andean nation's entire Pacific coast.

7.4 magnitude earthquake rattles Nepal, sends tremors across north India

May 13, 2015 10:39 am

Fresh earthquake kills nine in Nepal, four dead in Bihar; PM Modi directs authorities to be on alert.

Life limps back to normal amid fear in Nepal after devastating earthquake

April 30, 2015 3:12 pm

Thousands line up in Kathmandu where the government is providing free transportation for people hoping to travel to their hometowns.

Nepal earthquake: Angry citizens protest against slow rescue operations

April 29, 2015 2:21 pm

Nepalese people protest against the government for the slow pace of aid delivery for the earthquake affected in Kathmandu.

Massive earthquake strikes Nepal, tremors felt in India

April 25, 2015 11:15 pm

An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale on Saturday hit many parts of east and north India, including New Delhi. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Nepal.


Nepal PM studies post-quake rehabilitation work in Bhuj

February 24, 2016 5:40 am

Kutch, Feb 24 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli visited Gujarat’s Bhuj area, which was devastated by a massive earthquake in 2001, to take lessons on rehabilitation of earthquake victims. Oli, along with his wife Radhika Shakya, and Nepali delegates reviewed the reconstruction work undertaken by authorities in Bhuj, adding that soon he will start reconstruction of Nepal.

IIT-Roorkee professors reach Imphal to study quake-hit buildings

January 08, 2016 6:25 am

Imphal, Jan 08 (ANI): Expert team of Professors from IIT-Roorkee reached Imphal in Manipur to check the buildings that were damaged in the recent earthquake. Almost 513 buildings and structures were reportedly damaged across Manipur when a powerful 6.8 magnitude pre-dawn earthquake struck the state. The earthquake resulted in huge loss of life and property. A senior official of the state Public Works Department (PWD) said that the visiting experts’ team would also assess other areas of the state and visit damaged structures.