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Planning Earthquake Risk Reduction

New Delhi, February 04 (G’nY News Service): Most disasters arrive uninvited; this is especially true of earthquakes. Earthquake risks compound with unsafe construction. Appropriate decisions by the government along with effective action and planning can go a long way to mitigate the adverse effects of an earthquake and minimise the loss of human lives and […]

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Are earthquakes responsible for beached marine animals?

New Delhi, January 13 (G’nY News Service): Scientists are of the opinion that just as earthquakes cause fatalities in the human world – it also causes disorientation in marine animals leading to beaching and eventual death. This aspect is probably what was responsible for the recent happening where beached whales off the coast of Tuticorin in […]

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Pre-earthquake Process and the 2004 Tsunami

The disastrous earthquake-triggered tsunami that occurred 11 years ago on the morning after Christmas was huge by any contemporary standards. The epicenter of magnitude 9.3 quake was located in the Indian Ocean near the west coast of Sumatra and it ruptured the 1000 km long Andaman plate boundary, moving the seafloor 20-10 m vertically upwards, […]

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Natural Disasters and Hydro-Excitement in the Upper Tista Catchment: A Serious Concern!

New Delhi, August 31 (G’nY News Service): Trans-boundary Tista Basin forms a part of the larger Brahmaputra Basin in the Eastern Himalaya. The river drains a total geographical area of about 12159 km². Around 2004 km2 of the basin (about 17 percent) area lies in Bangladesh with the rest being in India. In recent times, traditional symbiotic and […]

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Data User’s seminar Dehradun

The Data Users’ Seminar was the first seminar of its kind being held in the city with a view to enable capacity building of teachers by covering subjects like disaster management, earthquakes, adolescent health and gender, forests, hydrology, data on disasters, GIS training, energy conservation and more. Inaugurating the Seminar, Padamshri Dr B Bhattacharjee, Member, […]

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