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Underwater Quake or Volcano Behind Whales Washing Ashore?

As more than 30 whales died despite rescue efforts on Tuticorin beach, the officials said it was deja-vu of 1973 when 140 whales washed ashore. In 2009, South African coast saw similarly 55 whales beaching ashore as if they were on suicide mission, refusing to go back into waters. Mass strandings of dolphins, whales, and other marine mammals were first ...

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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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