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Myanmar-China sign 33 deals of BRI: Increases China’s ease of access of Indian Ocean

On January 18, 2020, China and Myanmar signed 33 new deals under BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) to implement China-Myanmar Economic Corridor. Also, a concession agreement was signed by he countries to implement the deep seaport project called Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone. Highlights The agreements were signed to strengthen the collaboration in infrastructure sector that ..

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New fault in Indian Ocean may trigger earthquakes in future: study

According to scientists, a new plate boundary may be forming on the floor of the Indian Ocean in Wharton Basin as a result of the 2012 earthquake that shook the Andaman-Sumatra region. The discovery was based on the study of seismic data recorded before, during and after the 2012 quakes and sea floor depth analysis ..

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Indonesian Earthquake: Dozens dead

An earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on Richter scale in Sumatra has killed about 92 people and many dozens have been left trapped. Hundreds of people have been injured and many buildings have also collapsed. The earthquake struck at dawn when most of the population which is predominantly Muslim was preparing for morning prayers. Seismologists have ..

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Haryana New Secretariat Building gets first Earthquake Warning System in country

Haryana’s New Secretariat Building in Chandigarh has become first building in the country to have an early Earthquake Warning and Security system (onsite). The system was installed by New Delhi based Terra Techcom Private Limited and Secretary Electronics GmbH, Germany. Key facts The system can provide crucial seconds for evacuation in event of an earthquake ..

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6.6 magnitude earthquake hits off east Indonesia

A powerful earthquake magnitude 6.6 on Richter scale has hit Indonesia’s eastern region of Papua. As per US Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of earthquake was centred 28 kilometers north of Sorong and it had occurred at a depth of 24 kilometers. This underwater quake had no potential of generating tsunami waves along nearby coasts. ..

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