Himachal Pradesh government on Monday decided to monitor lean-period water discharge in the rivers from hydro power project on a real time basis and use geo-informatics space applications for photo

Scientists say more tremors overdue in region

GANGTOK: Glaciers in north Sikkim, disturbed by the 6.8 magnitude earthquake, have started melting faster, leading to fears of flash floods in the region.

Kolkata: Nine days before the temblor struck Sikkim and Bengal on Sunday, Dipak Ghosh, emeritus UGC fellow¸ had an uncanny feeling.

In magnitude and scale of destruction, Sunday evening’s earthquake in Sikkim might not be a landmark event but it has caught the attention of scientists for a unique characteristic that is likely t

The National Institute of Infotech & Management (NIIM), Shillong is holding the 2nd National Congress on Indian Landslides with a two-day programme from tomorrow at the Indian Institute of Entr

The Main Central Thrust (MCT) in Himalaya is seismically active in segments. In recent times, strain release within these active segments produce five spatial clusters (A to E; Figure 1). The seismicity within the cluster zones occurs in two depth bands; corresponding to the base of upper and lower crust. Depth sections across the clusters illustrate gently dipping subducted Indian Plate, overriding Tibetan Plate and compressed Sedimentary Wedge in between, with mid crustal ramping of MCT.

Much has been written about the 11 March 2011, Mw 9.1 Tohoku-Oki earthquake, that occurred off the northern Japanese coast owing to the unprecedented fury of the tsunami it generated and the destructive impact it had on a coastal nuclear power plant in northern Japan. In any case, the Japanese earthquake is a watershed event in the history of natural disasters, as it

A shallow 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the New Britain coast of Papua New Guinea today, the USGS said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The US Geological Survey put the depth of the quake at just 21 kilometres, although Geoscience Australia said it was 37 kilometres.

The quake struck 175 kilometres east of Kandrian on New Britain and 577 kilometres northeast of the capital Port More

The collision of North and South America changed the Earth's climate dramatically – and may have happened far earlier than we thought.

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