earthquakes News

IIT Kharagpur's city-level maps to help cut damage from earthquakes

Seismic microzoning is a technique that involves mapping the different factors such as plate tectonics, soil quality, ground motion equations, topography, type of buildings etc to understand which areas within a city may get most affected by an earthquake.

Giant earthquakes not as random as thought: Study

Scientists have been able to explore the history of many giant earthquakes, and their study has shown that their occurrence should not be considered a rarity.


Long-dormant Iceland volcano being monitored after seismic activity reports

A rapid depression found in the vicinity of Iceland's Oraefajokull volcano is being taken seriously, as scientists consider this an opportunity to understand volcanic activity.

Bigger earthquakes in Himalayas caused by fast tectonic-plate collisions: Study

Earthquakes hitting densely populated mountainous regions, such as the Himalaya, are bigger in magnitude because of a fast tectonic-plate collision, according to a study. The finding by researchers from ETH Zurich in Switzerland provides a more complete view of the risk of earthquakes in mountainous regions. The study shows that the frequency and magnitude of […]

Mysterious loud booms heard across the world: Report

Mysterious booming sounds have been recorded from different places across the globe leaving people as well as experts baffled.

More earthquakes measuring above 7 in magnitude expected in 2018, warn scientists

The world could see an increase in the number of strong earthquakes in 2018 and the next few years due to periodic slowing of the Earth's rotation, scientists have warned.


Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 332

Iranian state television said the quake had caused heavy damage in some villages where houses were made of earthen bricks. Rescuers were labouring to find survivors trapped under collapsed buildings.

Twin earthquakes hit Andaman Islands within two hours

According to the National Centre for Seismology, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Islands at 6.19 pm, followed by another at 8:05 pm.

Earthquakes reveal deep rock structure under East Asia

The work may also help find hidden hydrocarbon resources, and more broadly it could help explore the Earth under East Asia and the rest of the world.

Quake preparedness: Disaster management drills in schools from June 15

The training programme will be on the lines of the Centre’s ‘National School Safety Programme’, under which teachers and students will be trained to deal with natural disasters like earthquakes and floods.