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20th June: World Refugee Day

To honor refugees across the globe, the United Nations designated 20th June to be observed as World Refugee Day in its Resolution 55/76 on  4th December 2000. The first World Refugee Day was observed on 20th June 2001. The theme of 2020 World Refugee Day: Every Action Counts This year’s theme is to remind the ..

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NASA plans to monitor volcanoes from space

NASA is in plans to monitor volcanoes, earthquakes and other land deformation events from space using InSAR. InSAR InSAR or Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar is a remote sensing technique that uses SAR (synthetic aperture radar) images to monitor natural hazards like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, glacial movement and other land deformation events. NISAR NISAR or ..

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Earthquake near the Kuril Islands

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean, prompting warnings of hazardous tsunami waves in the adjoining areas. About the Earthquake The earthquake was of the magnitude 7.5 and it originated at a depth of 56.7km, about 1,400km away from Sapporo of Japan. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) had ..

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7.5 magnitude Earth Quake hits Russia; 0.3m high Tsunami Waves expected

On March 25, 2020, 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit northern Pacific. The quake was 37 miles deep and stuck the eastern Kuril Islands of Russia. Highlights The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has warned hazardous Tsunami waves n the coasts of the Kuril Islands. However, the waves are to be less than 30 centimetres in high. Kuril ..

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Disaster Management Exercise of BIMSTEC NDRF begins in Bhubaneswar

The National Disaster Response Force of Government of India is to host the second BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise-2020 (BIMSTEC DMEx-2020). The exercise is to be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha between February 11, 2020 and February 13, 2020. The main objective of the exercise is to test the existing emergency procedures, disaster problems, during flood, earthquake ..

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GoI launches “Seismic Hazard Microzonation” to minimize earthquake disasters

The Ministry of Earth Science has launched Seismic Hazard Microzonation project in major cities of India. The project aims to reduce hazards of seismic activities by putting in adequate measures What is Seismic Hazard Microzonation? It is the process of dividing earth quake prone areas based on certain factors. The factors include geological and geophysical ..

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