A thousand years after the last ice age ended, the Northern Hemisphere was plunged back into glacial conditions. For 20 years, scientists have blamed a vast flood of meltwater for causing this

The earthquake that occurred on 12 January 2010 in the vicinity of the
boundary of the North American and Caribbean tectonic plates devastated the island of Haiti with tragic consequences. One of history

Uttar Pradesh has struck riches in the rugged badlands of Bundelkhand. Geologists have found mines of diamond, platinum and gold raising hopes that the region could one day turn into the proverbial El Dorado thereby alleviate the plight of the locals ravaged by drought for years.

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

If a scientist of Indian School of Mines (ISM) here is successful in his mission, disaster managers will be able to predict earthquakes and thus mitigate their impact.

The 7-magnitude shallow-depth earthquake of January 12, which had its epicentre about 15 kilometres southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Hydrogeological and geomorphological parameters have been quantitatively correlated with groundwater availability. Weathered rock thickness has the highest control on availability of groundwater followed by lineament density whereas drainage density is seen to have minimum influence. A poor correlation is noticed between borewell depth and yield.

On an average, the North East was rocked by an earthquake every 10 days in 2009 as statistics pointed to increasing seismic activity in the region.

Records with the Central Seismological Observatory in Shillong said 34

Seismic activity increasing in NE

Kalyan Ray, New Delhi, Jan 10, DHNS:

India continues to sink within itself, creating a mega self-pull in the process that has put the mighty Himalayas under severe duress, triggering earthquakes.