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Earthquake
Calcutta  /  Published 02.08.20

St Paul’s: Hunt for alabaster model

Restoration architects and engineers working on St Paul’s Cathedral are looking for an alabaster model of the cathedral that was built at Pisa in Italy. References to the 5ft-long 2ft-high mode...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 14.06.20

Earthquake of 5.3 magnitude, aftershock shake parts of Gujarat

An earthquake of 5.3 magnitude shook parts of Gujarat on Sunday night but no major damage to property or life has been reported as per preliminary assessment, the state government said.The epicentre o...
By PTI in Ahmedabad

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.19

Mild tremors felt in Calcutta for five seconds

Mild tremors shook parts of south Bengal, including Calcutta, a little after 4.30pm on Saturday. The earthquake that measured 3.6 on the Richter scale had its epicentre 12km inside the earth’s crust...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

World  /  Published 25.06.19

Twitter woofs goodbye to Mexican rescue dog Frida

A golden Labrador retriever has retired from rescue work nearly two years after gaining international fame for rescuing survivors trapped in the rubble following a deadly 2017 earthquake in Mexico Cit...
By The Telegraph in Mexico City

World  /  Published 25.01.20

22 killed in powerful Turkey quake

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey reached 22 on Saturday, as rescuers searched for survivors trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings.The magnitude 6.8 quake late on F...
By Reuters in Turkey

India  /  Published 31.12.19

Four medium intensity earthquakes hit J&K

Four medium intensity tremors with magnitudes ranging between 4.7 and 5.5 hit Jammu and Kashmir in a span of less than two hours on Monday night, the National Centre for Seismology said.The first quak...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 18.03.19

Indonesia flood, earthquake toll touches 79

The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens o...
By AP in Jayapura (Indonesia)

World  /  Published 24.12.18

Thousands evacuated after quake hits Tibet

More than 2,100 people were evacuated on Monday after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted China's Tibet Autonomous Region. No casualty has been reported so far in the quake, which hit the Xaitongmoin Co...
By PTI in Beijing

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.18

We must be prepared for earthquakes

Its fist is raised, knuckle an inch away from the door. It could stay there and stay and stay. On the other hand... ‘It’ is the mother of all earthquakes. And the ‘door’ is our own central Him...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi in

World  /  Published 02.10.18

Desperate bid to account for dead

Nathan, 17, had run to safety when a powerful earthquake struck his high school on Friday in Palu, on the island of Sulawesi. But he couldn’t resist going back to rescue his motorbike.He died when h...
By Fira Abdurachman, Adam Dean and Richard C. Paddock/ New York Times News Service in Indonesia


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