Tag Archives: quake

7.8 M Earthquake Jolts New Zealand, 2-metre High Tsunami Hits Coast (Video)

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit New Zealand just after midnight local time, the largest since 1929 and a tsunami measuring 2 metres in height too hit the northeast coast of the South Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The tsunami hit Kaikoura, 181 km north of Christchurch, and waves are reportedly approaching Wellington and other areas. ...

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Nepal wakes up from quake, bans use of drones

After initial phase of recovery from a devastating earthquake that hit the Himalayan nation, Nepal has woken up to realize the dangers of spying by foreign nations and media and issued a ban on using drones, though it is too late. Nepal has banned drones following the April 25 earthquake, fearing sensitive information might be leaked and pictures of its ...

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How earthquakes happen?

Most earthquakes originate from compressional or tensional stresses built up at the margins of the huge moving plates that make up the earth’s surface. The immediate cause of most shallow earthquakes like in Nepal now, occuring within 70 km of the surface, is the sudden release of stress along a fault, or fracture in the earth’s crust, resulting in movement ...

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North-East rocks as exodus subsides

While there is steady decline in the exodus of North-East people from the cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune in the weekend, Pakistan refuted India’s charges that the morphed pictures of Assam and Myanmar violence which sparked the crisis had originated on its soil. The Pakistani sources told IANS that these were untrue. “Instead of indulging in mud-slinging and blame ...

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