Seismological research and geosciences

Seismology research is the scientific study of earthquakes and the propagation of elastic waves through the earth or through other planet-like bodies. The research also includes studies of the environmental effects of earthquakes, such as tsunamis and other seismic phenomena such as volcanic, tectonic, oceanic, and atmospheric explosions. A related field that uses geology to infer […]

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India’s World Class Tsunami Warning Services

A tsunami early warning system is devised to detect tsunamis well in advance and issue timely warnings to prevent loss of life and damage. A tsunami early warning system is made up of two components, a network of sensors to detect tsunamis and a communication infrastructure to disseminate timely alarms for evacuation of people from […]

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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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First Expedition of International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE) – 2

New Delhi, December 26 (G’nY News Service): The First International Indian Ocean Expedition-2 ‘IIOE-2’onboard Research Vessel Sagar Nidhi was conducted between 4th – 22nd December 2015. It started at Goa and concluded in Mauritius after exploring the western Arabian Sea for 18 days. The voyage was flagged off by the Hon. Minister of State for Science […]

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