Strikes by advocates for "flimsy reasons", like bomb blast in a Pakistan school and earthquake in Nepal, on all working Saturdays for more than the past 35 years in three districts of Uttarakhand has caught the attention of the Supreme Court which rapped them for resorting to such a "joke".
A strong earthquake shook Salt Lake City and many of its suburbs. The 5.7-magnitude earthquake just after 7 a.m. closed the city's airport and cut electricity for tens of thousands. (AP)US: 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes near Salt Lake City
It said earthquakes of this strength in the past have caused tsunamis far from the epicenter, and the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center was analyzing the event to determine the level of danger.
The earthquake of magnitude 2.6 was recorded at 6.42 am, the state government official said.
Seismic noise is a relatively persistent vibration of the ground that is usually an unwanted component of signals recorded by seismometers, according to the scientists. Earlier studies have reported that human activity of all kinds generates these vibrations that distort measurements from finely tuned seismic instruments.
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake with its epicentre in the Hindu Kush region jolted several parts of north India including Delhi-NCR on Friday, officials said. There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property due to the quake which hit at 5:13 pm.Earthquake jolts north India, no report of any loss of life or property yet
Addressing the congregation at International Symposium on Quantum Information Technology, 2019, National Cyber Security Coordinator Lt General Rajesh Pant emphasised on the work that National Disaster Management Authority has done in disaster management.
Pakistan is likely to participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Joint Exercise on Urban Earthquake Search and Rescue, to be held in New Delhi on November 4.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the quake occurred at around 6:39 am and the epicentre of the earthquake was registered at a deep depth of 180 kilometres. No loss of life and property has been reported yet.
The depth of the quake was 190 km, as per the India Meteorological Department, which initially estimated its magnitude at 7.1 before revising it.
The quake, which had a depth of 10 kilometres, struck 17 kilometres south-southeast of Borazjan city at 6:49 am (local time), the US Geological Survey said on its website. State news agency IRNA said the earthquake was felt in Bushehr. There were no reports of any damage to the nuclear facility.
Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah attended the 10th meeting of Heads of Authorities of Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Delhi. While addressing the gathering, Amit Shah said, “India is committed to enhance cooperation in disaster management globally.” A four-day joint exercise on urban earthquake search and rescue of the member nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, organised by NDRF, concluded on November 08 in New Delhi. Amit Shah attends 10th SCO meet on urban earthquake in Delhi
A powerful 5.8-magnitude earthquake has struck Pakistan's capital Islamabad and other cities in the eastern Punjab province, scaring many people who rushed out of multistory buildings and homes.Authorities said they were still trying to confirm whether Tuesday's quake caused any damage or casualties.Pakistan's Meteorological Department says according to its preliminary assessment the epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude quake was located near the mountainous city of Jehlum in the Punjab province.The tremors shook walls in Islamabad and left people standing in the streets outside.(AP)Earthquake rocks Pakistan's Islamabad, Lahore and other cities
In an event organised at Nagapattinam Collectorate complex, floral tributes were paid at the tsunami memorial park.
For earthquake engineering, the institute is collaborating with National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, which has various branched in Japan and is headquartered in Tsukuba. The collaboration aims to establish a high-level cooperative framework for both institutions in earthquake engineering.
There was no report of any loss of life or property following the quake at 4.33 pm, officials said.
Earthquake tremors with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale were felt across Delhi & NCR. Mild tremors were felt across north India alsoEarthquake tremors with a magnitude of 6.1 felt across Delhi & NCR
The researchers, including those from the University of California (UC) Berkeley in the US, recorded a 3.5 magnitude earthquake, and seismic scattering from underwater fault zones during their four-day experiment.
The epicentre of the quake is in Nepal and it was recorded in 7.01 pm, an official of the National Centre for Seismology said. There were no immediate reports of loss of life or property.
The decade began with an immense disaster in Haiti.
The epicentre of the quake was in the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan, 157 kilometers below the surface of earth.
No loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far due to the quake that lasted for a few seconds, police said.
No casualties have been reported so far, officials said, adding that more details are awaited.
Arunachal Pradesh also borders Myanmar and Bhutan. USGS estimated there was a "low likelihood" of casualties and damage from the quake.
Pressure from lenders and desperation for coal may force stressed projects to make aggressive bids at the coal auctions. Also, there are high chances of these projects losing bank guarantees if there is no demand from discoms in two years, power producers said.
The BBB comprises of the dedicated youth selected from different parts of the state having qualification of Higher secondary in Science stream.
January 1 was the coldest January day so far at 2.4 degrees in the last six years. Delhi broke the previous high of 5298 mw recorded on December 30, 2019. This is an increase of over 19% from the peak hour power demand of 4472 mw, recorded on January 1, 2019.
Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi said the patients have not come up in one single day. These cases relate to the last three days. They were tested in private labs and once it turned out to be positive, they were revalidated in government labs. On average, the increase in the number of cases is around 12-15 daily in Mumbai.
Prime Minister Modi and President Trump would be addressing "Howdy, Modi!" event on September 22 where a record audience of over 50,000 people have already registered.
Another government official pointed out that the questions raised by Congress on the need for a separate fund stood defeated considering that Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has also opened a separate fund for donations from people to fight the Covid-19 threat.
Pakistan Meteorological Department's earthquake centre said the 5.8-magnitude earthquake was located near the mountainous city of Jehlum.
Unlike few nations where the term is coded in civil laws, the Indian Contract Act is silent on 'force majeure'.
It is now clear that unfettered globalisation is not a blessing — its side-effects are simply unacceptable.
The law does not bestow the Centre any power beyond issuing advisories and coordinating.
Lasting a few seconds the earthquake is reported to have originated 44 km southwest of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.
According to the revised notification, the monetary benefit will now be eligible for measures for quarantine, sample collection and screening, Besides, procurement of essential equipment for response to Covid 19 will also be covered under SDRF.
Flood waters in several districts are receding around 3,705 number of villages in 92 revenue circles of 27 districts are witnessing flooding.
Amit Shah said it is important to quickly develop better resilience and capability against disasters given that India is much prone to catastrophes.
Simrandeep Singh, the CEO of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), said training of the board staff has already begun.
The quake was followed by some 246 aftershocks, including two tremors above magnitude-5. The Philippines sits on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of great seismic and volcanic activity that is shaken by about 7,000 tremors a year.
The apex court had on February 21 rapped the lawyers for resorting to such a "joke" and holding strikes for "flimsy reasons", like bomb blast in a Pakistan school and earthquake in Nepal, on all working Saturdays for more than the past 35 years.
Xi Jinping also pledged to upgrade the Arniko Highway linking Kathmandu with Tatopani transit point- which was shut down following the devastating earthquake of 2015.
As many as six million people across Japan's main island of Honshu were advised to evacuate.
It occurred in Jhajjar district and the tremors were also felt in the national capital, the NCS added.
While narrating the story of 105-year-old Bhagirathi Amma, the prime minister said, "If we wish to progress in life, we should develop ourselves, if we wish to achieve something in life, the first pre-condition for that is the student within us must never die." He said there are several examples to show how women today are breaking "age-old shackles and attaining new heights".
Prime Minister Khan already announced to provide Rs 500,000 each to those killed in the quake.
The epicenter of the powerful 5.8-magnitude earthquake, which occurred at around 4 pm on Tuesday at a depth of only 10 kilometers, was near Mirpur city.
While none of his predecessors visited Ahmedabad in office, former US President Bill Clinton made a short trip to Ahmedabad in 2001 in the wake of the devastating Bhuj earthquake after completing his second term.
The earthquake measured 4.6 on the Richter scale, at 5:15 on Wednesday morning.
The high density of population and a large number of high-rises in Gurgaon make the National Capital Region all the more risky.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will launch the first phase of the scheme on March 15. The decision was taken on Tuesday at a review meeting of Guwahati Development Department (GDD).
The scientific warnings that a high-intensity earthquake is likely to strike the Himalayas in the ‘near future’ have found backing in a new study.
The pre-dawn operation, described as "non-military" and "preemptive", struck a five-star resort style camp on a hilltop forest.
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit parts of Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar and West Bengal on Wednesday, an India Meteorological Department official said.
On February 1 alone, the region had witnessed at least half a dozen tremors ranging between 3 and 4.1 on the Richter scale.
According to a Shillong's Regional Seismological Centre report, the Earthquake's epicentre was at a place 22 kilometre from Dhing in Nagaon district.
The Prime Minister's Office here had on Monday said that the two Prime Ministers will jointly inaugurate the Integrated Check-Post (ICP) at Jogbani-Biratnagar border between the two countries on Tuesday.
Structural strength is one of the most pivotal factors which affects the strength of any load-bearing structure and even a fine crack can reduce their resistance significantly.
India has the advantage of abundance of raw materials i.e. limestone and salt and growing domestic demand that favours the establishment of soda ash plants.
Killari was at the epicenter of the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that snuffed nearly 10,000 lives in scores of villages across Latur and Osmanabad.
Earlier today, two low-intensity quakes shook Himachal Pradesh
Sources said the curtailment was undertaken by the state without attributing any valid reason and even as there was no abnormality in frequency of national grid on Friday.
The earthquake hit the region at 8.43 am and its epicentre was Nicobar Islands region.
It’s not an uncommon sight in Indonesia, a country of 17,000 islands that’s prone to earthquakes and volcanoes.
Some of those who are upset include former Opposition leader Vijay Wadettiwar, a strong proponent of Congress and NCP supporting the Shiv Sena-led alliance in the state. He has gone incommunicado after the Cabinet reshuffle.
The power plants are proposed to be run on imported LNG to be made affordable through haircuts by central, state governments, power companies and gas transporters, sources said.
The epicentre of the quake was in Jammu and Kashmir, he said.
A string of deadly earthquakes that rocked Indonesia's Lombok island this summer killed 555 people and injured nearly 1,500, the disaster agency said Friday, with hundreds of thousands left homeless.
USGS said the quake, which struck at a depth of 16.6 kilometres (10 miles), was preceded by a shake of 5.0 and followed by a series of smaller aftershocks.
Some media outlets quoted reports of formation of barrier lakes in Tibet close to Arunachal Pradesh which has sparked concerns of a possible deluge in the downstream.
London, April 18 (IANS) The long-held belief that strange behaviour by cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake is not backed by evidence, according to a new study.
The Statement of Objects and Reasons justifies the amendment by reference to the religious persecution of minorities in these countries, but the term persecution occurs nowhere in the text of the amended law, and an illegal migrant is not required to establish that s/he was driven out by religious persecution.
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Indonesia's disaster agency say they have recovered 1,763 bodies so far from the 7.5-magnitude and subsequent tsunami that struck Sulawesi on September 28.
"I thank the Prime Minister for showing me the importance of Congress, the true meaning of Lod Shiva. I know I am a pappu for you, but I don't have any anger against you," Rahul said.
"There are fears that the risk of house collapses and landslides has increased in the areas shaken strongly," said Toshiyuki Matsumori, in charge of quakes at the meteorological agency.
The underground test -- which took place on September 3 last year -- was North Korea's sixth, and by far largest yet, yielding some 250 kilotonnes, or about 17 times the size of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
"An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale occurred at 11.15 p.m. yesterday," an official at the Met Office said.
Tremors were felt in the Koyna region at 11.36 am today, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
At least 82 people killed after a powerful 7 point magnitude earthquake rocked the island of Lombok in Indonesia. Tremors were felt in neighboring Bali & Gili Islands too.Indonesia: At least 82 killed as powerful earthquake rocks Lombok island
The H-1B visa programme, popular among Indian technology professionals, allows foreign workers to obtain temporary authorisation to live and work for employers in the US.
The tremors were also felt across the Kashmir valley.
The death toll on Monday climbed to 78, of whom 56 have been identified, Xinhua news agency reported.
The story of the "earthquake" caused by jubilant Mexican fans was picked up by media outlets around the world.
Abhinandan's mother has volunteered for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and served in dangerous remote locations, such as Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Liberia, Iraq and Iran.
Shah said none of the global targets on reducing disaster losses, whether enshrined in the Sendai Framework or Sustainable Development Goals, could be met by 2030, unless achieved by the SCO countries.
Like earthquake prediction, forecasting a monsoon accurately well in advance is also extremely valuable but difficult.
In the city's massive main square, families in Mexican football jerseys had watched on a giant screen in front of a towering cathedral as Mexico beat Germany 1-0 in Moscow.
The policy offers a cover against risks including fire, earthquake, burglary, holdup or any act of terrorism.
According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicentre of the quakes was in the Andaman Islands region and occurred at a depth of 10-km.
The epicentre of the quake was located at latitude 24.7 degree north and longitude 93.9 degree east, the sources said.
PM Narendra Modi paid his tributes to Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary, also celebrated as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. Flower petals were showered on the world's tallest statue- the Statue of Unity by IAF helicopter after which PM Modi administered `national unity pledge' to the gathering on this occasion and watched the 'Ekta parade'.
The government will give viability gap funding support of Rs 8,580 crore by Central or state entities for the projects.
Houshang Bazvand, governor of the affected province of Kermanshah, told IRNA that eight of the injured had been hospitalised and the rest were released after treatment.
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