Earthquake in Afghanistan

Earthquake in Afghanistan Leaves Residents in Northern India Shaken

New Delhi, January 31 (G’nY News Service): An earthquake shook major states of North India at around 0707 GMT, which is 12:37 PM IST. The tremors were heavily felt in Jammu & Kashmir while minor shocks were felt in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and some parts of Himachal Pradesh. Many people turned to social media to […]

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earthquake in Mexico

The Mexico Analysis | Two Earthquakes and Multiple Aftershocks

Mexico Earthquake Backdrop Late in the evening of September 7, 2017, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico’s southern coast, which Mexico declared as its strongest earthquake in over hundred years. The September 7th earthquake in Mexico is the strongest among a series of earthquakes and aftershocks that have been occurring in the region around Mexico […]

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flooding in Mumbai

Heavy Rain and Flooding in Mumbai | The Weatherman Takes a View

How Mumbai Flooding began A low pressure area developed over southern coastal Odisha and adjoining northwestern Bay of Bengal on August 27, 2017. It moved over to the central parts of Odisha and neighbouring areas on August 28. It was seen as a well marked low pressure area over south western Madhya Pradesh and neighboring areas  on August 29 and over central parts of Gujarat and neighbouring […]

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Glacial Lake Outburst Flood

GLOF | Himalayan Glacial Lakes Monitoring from Space

Need for glacial lake monitoring Climate change has led to increased temperatures, sea level rise, increased natural hazards, etc. Glaciers are the very sensitive to climate change and its affects can be seen in glaciated zones around the globe. Himalaya has huge repositories of glaciers that are reportedly retreating leading to glacier thinning.  This glacier […]

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Line Fire

Jharia Resettlement | Coal Seams in the Line of Fire

The 80,000 odd people, living in the coal belt of Jharia in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district breathe fire – quite literally. The Jharia coal mine produce the best quality coking coal (used in blast furnaces) in India. However, the area, mostly inhabited by tribal communities, has been smouldering with underground mine fires for several decades now. […]

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Seismic Microzonation and Urban India

Seismic Microzonation and Urban India

Risks associated with earthquakes occurring in and around urban centres pose a safety challenge to planners, administrators, engineers and architects. Seismic microzonation has been recognised as the most accepted tool in seismic hazard assessment and risk evaluation. The concept of seismic microzonation is based on the observation that the intensity of ground shaking in certain […]

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