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India to Join 27-Nation Club to Set Up Early Earthquake Warning System

India is moving in the direction of setting up early earthquake warning system that gives indications few second before it occurs, thus saving people who can take precautions to escape the wrath of the devastation as witnessed in recent Nepal earthquake. The system to be developed in association with 26 other countries including Japan, will strengthen the people living in ...

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38 Indian cities in high risk earthquakes zones, Rules not Enforced in India: NGO

Indiaspend.org, a data-driven, non-profit, public-interest journalism platform said at least 38 Indian cities lie in high-risk seismic zones and nearly 60% of the Indian subcontinent is vulnerable to earthquakes. Barring rare exceptions, such as the Delhi Metro, India’s hastily-built cities which are prone to damage from earthquakes. The earthquake that devastated Nepal on Saturday and jolted northern India, damaging buildings ...

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Earthquake Live: Nepal Hit Badly, Buildings, Damage Update

Location 28.131°N 84.649°E depth=15.0 km (9.3 mi) The earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude on Richter scale that jolted Nepal and northern part of India caused major devastation in the old area Kathmandu, the capital of the Himalayan nation. According to information available, there was widespread devastation in Hanmandhoka area in the old area of Kathmandu. Several casualties were feared as buildings collapsed. ...

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7.5 Magnitutde Earthquake Jolts Nepal, HP, Bengal, Assam

An earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude on Richter scale jolted Himachal Pradesh this morning triggering panic among the people and tremors were felt in Assam, Bengal and Meghalaya. “Tremors measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale were felt at 11.41 a.m.,” Meteorological Office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS. The epicentre of the earthquake was located in Nepal. This is an aftershock as ...

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NASA, USGS Breakthrough on Early Earthquake Warning by Smartphones

Smartphones and tablets can give early warning on large earthquakes in areas where highly technical and more expensive systems are not in place, said a new research. The study, led by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), found that the sensors in smartphones could be used to build earthquake warning systems, though less accurate than conventional systems. The GPS ...

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How Animals Sense Earthquake 23 Days in Advance?

From ancient times, it was known that animals act strange enough to predict some natural disaster and now Cambridge University researchers are able to correlate directly the earthquake occurrence with  strange animal behaviour based on both scientific and empirical data. The team of researchers studied animals in Peru’s Yanachaga National Park and recorded their behavior before and during 23 days ...

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Pakistan hit by 5.8 magnitude earthquake at 3:30 AM

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit northern region of Pakistan, including capital city of Islamabad Friday, media reported. According to initial details, strong tremors jolted Islamabad, Mansehra, Rawalpindi, Murree, Sawat, Malakand, Shangla Hill, Batgaram and adjoining areas, ARY news reported. The duration of the quake was around three to five seconds and its epicenter was about 92 km north of Islamabad. ...

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7.3M Earthquake Hits Indonesia in ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’, Huge Tsunami Waves Expected

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake jolted the Maluku Islands of Indonesia on Saturday morning at 10:31 am and the authorities have issued a tsunami warning within 300 kilometres range, expecting 30-cm tidal waves within two hours today. The US Geological Survey has recorded the earthquake’s epicentre at a depth of 46 kilometres (28 miles) at 10:31 am (0231 GMT), 154 kilometres northwest ...

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Earthquake rocks sea off Chile

Beijing, April 3 : An 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the sea off north coast of Chile Thursday, authorities said. The tremor was recorded at 10.43 a.m. Thursday (Beijing Time), Xinhua quoted the China Earthquake Networks Center as saying. The tsunami early warning center said the earthquake is likely to cause tsunami in the areas near the epicenter.(IANS)

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