Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Earthquakes

Can Japan predict earthquakes

Japan has the most advanced earthquake warning system in all of the world. People are warned of earthquakes before the destructive waves commence.

Survey of largest archival of Hubble data reveals why some planets are hot

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Magnitude-7.4 earthquake hits Japan near Fukushima, leaves 4 dead, halts factories

The affected area was devastated by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in 2011 which left nearly 20,000 dead or missing, and triggered a nuclear crisis.

7.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Japan’s Fukushima, triggers tsunami warning

The earthquake, which also disrupted power in parts of Tokyo, struck at around 11:36 pm local time, Japan's meteorological agency said.

Earthquake of 5.7 magnitude hits Jammu & Kashmir

The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 9.45 am, was at the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.

4.1 magnitude earthquake hits Assam’s Guwahati

Earlier in the day, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 on the Richter Scale hit Rajasthan's Jalore.

At least 22 killed as 5.9-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan’s Balochistan province

Over 300 have been injured after the powerful earthquake struck early Thursday. The quake affected Quetta, Sibi, Harnai, Pishin, Qila Saifullah, Chaman, Ziarat and Zhob in Balochistan.

3 dead, 60 injured as earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hits China’s Sichuan

The earthquake relief headquarters of Sichuan has activated a level-II response and a level-I emergency response in Luzhou City.

India, Nepal sign MoUs to rebuild over 100 health & heritage projects damaged in 2015 quake

According to the Indian embassy, the projects will be reconstructed at a cost of 420 crore Nepalese rupees ($36 million).

Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude hits Assam causing widespread damage

The quake hit Assam's Sonitpur district at 7.51 am. It was followed by two more jerks of 4.3 and 4.4 magnitudes at 7.58 am and 8.01 am, respectively, said officials.

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Gautam Adani’s food venture Adani Wilmar is best-performing IPO in Asia

The food company has almost tripled since its debut and outperformed 121 Asian initial public offerings worth over $100 million this year.


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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.