Seismology: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Philippines hit by a major earthquake

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 had struck the northwest part of the country causing heavy damage to the airport. The quake triggered a state of panic for the residents who were seen rushing out of the high-rise buildings. Rescue efforts have begun with the rescuers trying hard to reach the many scores of people who ..

The 2017 World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) observed on 5 November

The World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) is observed every year on November 5 to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the dangers of tsunami and shall stress on the importance of early warning systems in order to mitigate damage from the often devastating natural hazard. It also aims at reviving ..

The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) launches ‘India Quake’ app for dissemination of earthquake parameters

The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has launched two Mobile apps – India Quake and Sagar Vani to send alerts on earthquake parameters and oceanic disturbances. The ‘India Quake’ will automatically disseminate earthquake parameters like location, time and magnitude, after the occurrence of earthquakes. The app will make information dissemination faster with no restrictions ..

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 ..

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 ..