Page-5 of Earthquake Current Affairs, GK & News

Uttarakhand gets India’s first earthquake early warning system

Uttarakhand became first Indian state to install a system to detect earthquakes and disseminate warnings. The first system has been installed in its capital Dehradun which will issue warnings 1-40 seconds before earthquakes of magnitude 5 or more occur. The system is designed and manufactured by Italian firm, Space Dynamics which already has installed it ..

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India pledges 1 billion dollar aid for Nepal's reconstruction

India has pledged an assistance of one billion US dollars to the quake-ravaged Nepal for its massive re-construction programme. The announcement was made by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the International Donors’ Conference held in Kathmandu, Nepal. One fourth of the assistance from India will be grant and it will be part of ..

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Two 6.8-magnitude earthquakes strike off Solomon Islands in Pacific Ocean

Two strong 6.8 magnitude earthquakes had strike the Solomon Islands in Pacific Ocean on 23 May 2015. The first quake had hit at a depth of 10 km and the second one hit at a shallow depth just 448 kilometres from the capital Honiara. Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has mentioned that there was no ..

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Turkey: Massive Earthquake hits Van and surrounding areas

A massive Earthquake of 7.3 magnitude in southeast part of the Turkey claimed 500-1,000 lives. Emergency workers battled to rescue people trapped in buildings in the city of Van and surrounding districts on the banks of Lake Van, near Turkey’s border with Iran. Reason: The magnitude 7.2 (Mw) Eastern Highlands earthquake was centred about 16 ..

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Sikkim Earthquake of 2011

The September 18, 2011 India-Nepal border region earthquake of magnitude 6.9 occurred near the boundary between the India and Eurasia plates, in the mountainous region of northeast India near the Nepalese boarder. Initial analyses suggest the earthquake was complex, likely a result of two events occurring close together in time at depths of approximately 20 ..

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