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Mapping of the Ladakh region finds its fault lines are tectonically active: study
India

Mapping of the Ladakh region finds its fault lines are tectonically active: study

The findings can have major implications in terms of earthquake study, prediction and understanding the seismic structure of the mountain chains.

Scientists develop new way to determine how fast the Indian Ocean is warming by analysing earthquake sounds
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Scientists develop new way to determine how fast the Indian Ocean is warming by analysing earthquake sounds

They used existing seismic monitoring equipment and historic data on earthquakes find out how much the temperature of the ocean has altered and continues changing.

Quiet during COVID-19 has soothed human seismic activity on Earth, international study suggests
World

Quiet during COVID-19 has soothed human seismic activity on Earth, international study suggests

The 2020 seismic quiet period is the longest, most prominent global anthropogenic reduction of noise from seismic activity ever recorded.

Marsquakes: NASA’s InSight lander confirms Mars has seismic activity greater than the moon
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Marsquakes: NASA’s InSight lander confirms Mars has seismic activity greater than the moon

The lander touched down on the planet in November 2018 and has since detected around 450 marsquakes, most of modest strength.

Lava erupts from Taal volcano in Philippines, tens of thousands of people evacuate their villages
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Lava erupts from Taal volcano in Philippines, tens of thousands of people evacuate their villages

The last time the volcano’s eruption has a disastrous effect was in 1965, when more than 200 people were killed.

The African continent is splitting into two sections but there's no need to worry
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The African continent is splitting into two sections but there's no need to worry

Movement of tectonic plates takes millions of years, will eventually lead to an African island.

Shrinking Moon: Sporadic quakes from tectonic activity has left wrinkles on the Moon
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Shrinking Moon: Sporadic quakes from tectonic activity has left wrinkles on the Moon

The delicately-shrivelled exterior seen by NASA’s Orbiter suggests gradually cooling of the interior.

Andaman and Nicobar hit with nine medium intensity earthquakes in two hours, last tremor measured 5.2 magnitude
India

Andaman and Nicobar hit with nine medium intensity earthquakes in two hours, last tremor measured 5.2 magnitude

Nine medium intensity earthquakes, with a magnitude ranging from 4.7 to 5.2, hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday morning, all in a span of two hours, according to the National Centre for Seismology.

Indonesia Tsunami: Public health crisis looms large as clean water, medical supplies run low; experts warn of more deadly waves
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Indonesia Tsunami: Public health crisis looms large as clean water, medical supplies run low; experts warn of more deadly waves

Indonesia's disaster agency said it has dispatched helicopters to drop supplies into a handful of hard-to-reach communities along the shattered coastlines of western Java and south Sumatra.

Traumatised by sudden tsunami, that killed 429 in Indonesia, survivors remain jittery; Christmas celebrations replaced by sombre prayers
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Traumatised by sudden tsunami, that killed 429 in Indonesia, survivors remain jittery; Christmas celebrations replaced by sombre prayers

Christmas celebrations were replaced by sombre prayers, as church leaders called on Christians across Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, to pray for tsunami victims. Unlike other tsunamis that have hit disaster-prone Indonesia following large earthquakes, Saturday's big waves blasted ashore at night without warning.

New theory says build up of pain waves from dying animals can cause quakes: Geologists will laugh, but hypothesis holds weight
India

New theory says build up of pain waves from dying animals can cause quakes: Geologists will laugh, but hypothesis holds weight

The theory published in a book says that pain waves originating from animals being slaughtered can lead to a similar destructive outcome such as an earthquake.

The next big Himalayan quakes: Doon Valley, Northwestern ranges stand vulnerable
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The next big Himalayan quakes: Doon Valley, Northwestern ranges stand vulnerable

Sediment-filled valleys, like Dehradun, are expected to see more damaging future events, quakes.

Indonesia earthquake-tsunami toll reaches 1,944; search ops to continue till 11 Oct, govt to declare areas in Palu 'mass graves'
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Indonesia earthquake-tsunami toll reaches 1,944; search ops to continue till 11 Oct, govt to declare areas in Palu 'mass graves'

The death toll from the twin disaster on Sulawesi island that erased whole suburbs in Palu has reached 1,944.

OK Computer: Using  Artificial Intelligence to forecast aftershocks of earthquakes
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OK Computer: Using Artificial Intelligence to forecast aftershocks of earthquakes

The research is a stepping stone for additional studies into AI's use in forecasting earthquake tremors.

Big quakes systematically trigger others in the Earth's other hemisphere: Study
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Big quakes systematically trigger others in the Earth's other hemisphere: Study

The findings help scientists better conduct earthquake forecasting and risk assessments.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 hits Indonesia; no casualty reported, buildings damaged in Java
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Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 hits Indonesia; no casualty reported, buildings damaged in Java

A moderately strong earthquake shook the Indonesian island of Java on Tuesday, damaging buildings near the epicenter and shaking office buildings in the country's capital.

Huge quake rocks Solomon Islands, triggers tsunami alert
| Reuters
World

Huge quake rocks Solomon Islands, triggers tsunami alert | Reuters

SYDNEY A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands early on Friday, triggering a tsunami warning across a wide area of the South Pacific.The quake struck at 4:38 a.m. (12.38 p.m

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits New Zealand's North Island: USGS
| Reuters
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Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits New Zealand's North Island: USGS | Reuters

WELLINGTON An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck central New Zealand on Tuesday, little more than a week after a powerful tremor centered in the upper South Island rocked the country and killed two people.Tuesday's quake was centered off the coast of the North Island, 138 km (86 miles) from Palmerston North at a depth of 37 km (23 miles).

Donald Trump to end TPP on first day; Shinzo Abe says trade pact meaningless without US
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Donald Trump to end TPP on first day; Shinzo Abe says trade pact meaningless without US

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be meaningless without US participation, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday as US President-elect Donald Trump said he would withdraw the United States from the pan-Pacific free trade deal

Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake, nuclear plant briefly disrupted
| Reuters
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Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake, nuclear plant briefly disrupted | Reuters

By Yuka Obayashi and William Mallard | TOKYO TOKYO A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011.The earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, had a magnitude of 7.4 and was centred off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles), the agency said.A tsunami of up to 1.4 metres (4.5 feet) had been observed around Sendai, about 70 km (45 miles) north of Fukushima, following the quake, which struck at 5:59 a.m. (2059 GMT Monday), public broadcaster NHK said.Television footage showed ships moving out to sea from harbours as tsunami warning signals wailed, after warnings of waves of up to 3 metres (10 feet) were issued."We saw high waves but nothing that went over the tidal barriers," a man in the city of Iwaki told NTV television network.All Japan's nuclear power plants on the coast threatened by the tsunami are shut down in the wake of the March 2011 disaster, which knocked out Tokyo Electric Power Co's (9501.T) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, spilling radiation into the air and sea.A spokeswoman for Tokyo Electric Power, known as Tepco, said the cooling system for a storage pool for spent nuclear fuel at the reactor at its Fukushima Daini Plant had been halted. A spokesman said the cooling system had restarted soon after