A 5.6 magnitude earthquake killed seven people in eastern Turkey late Wednesday, less than three weeks after a massive quake killed more than 600 in the same area, a government disaster management centre said.

Twenty-three people were found alive from the wreckage and seven lost their lives during the quake, according to the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency.

Concrete buildings in city adding to threat
Shillong: Last month’s devastating earthquake, which shook Sikkim and the whole of North East and north India, has raised many questions amongst the people of the State over construction of concrete houses and buildings.

Aizawl/Agartala, Sep 23 (IANS): Authorities in Mizoram and Tripura, given the high vulnerability of India's mountainous northeast to earthquakes, are becoming stricter in enforcing official guideli

With six more deaths reported from several areas today, the toll in the powerful earthquake rose to eight in Bihar, official sources said.

LUCKNOW: The Sunday earthquake, which jolted almost the entire north India, has once again raised questions on the safety aspect of the city's multi-storied buildings.

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Haiti, where 2,30,000 people are thought to have perished in an earthquake in January, has heightened the concerns of our seismologists and engineers.

Hong Kong: Researchers in Japan have designed a superelastic iron alloy which they hope can be used in sophisticated heart and brain surgeries and even buildings in earthquake zones.

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CHENNAI: The Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management, Anna University, will soon take up seismic risk evaluation of big private buildings, including residential complexes in the city. This would be done using the Rapid Visual Screening (RVS) Technique.

Roger Bilham, one of the first seismologists to visit Haiti after last month