Due to the government’s negligence, many publicly funded buildings suffered severe damage during a recent quake in Imphal – which is both ironic and a betrayal of public trust.
At least 530 people were killed and thousands injured in the quake.
The quake, coming after a 1985 earthquake killed some 10,000 people, delivered a massive psychological blow that specialists say will take time to overcome.
Makeshift places of worship have popped up next to the crumbling cement and mangled steel of collapsed buildings in the deeply religious country.
The strong aftershock following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake, raised fears of further collapses, paralysing rescue operations and terrifying residents.
President Enrique Pena Nieto declared three days of national mourning and pledged to rebuild shattered towns and villages.
Thirteen people, including six tourists, were killed and 175 injured when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck a remote, mountainous part of Sichuan in China’s southwest.
The Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite, acronymised to NISAR, will use a dual-frequency radar for the first time to monitor resource-use and environmental hazards on the ground.
Learning what parts of society are susceptible to natural disasters and why is key to risk management, and saving lives for emergency services.
The quake lasted 20 seconds and although no casualties have been reported, security personnel in Poso say some old town buildings have been damaged
An earthquake of 5.7 magnitude hit the country but no damages have yet been reported.
A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile, but no fatalities or major damage was reported in the tourism and salmon farming region.
Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible.
Wednesday’s 6.5 magnitude quake was the biggest disaster to hit the province on the northern tip of Sumatra island since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.
Indonesian search and rescue teams used earth movers to clear rubble and reach what authorities believed were dozens of victims trapped underneath.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said the tsunami threat had now largely passed.
The latter half of this year has had a generous dose of supermoons and that will persist. The previous one was last month. The next supermoon is next month, on December 14.
New Zealand’s Civil Defence warned residents along the country’s entire east coast to seek higher ground.
Earth scientist Kusala Rajendran talks about chasing and predicting earthquakes, teaching geophysics and more.
A year after a devastating earthquake in Nepal, survivors struggling with debt are starting to consider other means such as organ trade and trafficking.
In the coming decades, an estimated 200 million children will be affected each year by natural disasters.
An earthquake in the same region had killed more than 650 people last month.
The death toll from Ecuador’s weekend earthquake neared 600 and rescue missions ebbed, as the traumatised Andean nation braced itself for long and costly rebuilding.
President Rafael Correa said rebuilding costs will take a toll on the country’s fragile economy.
Although the intensity of the earthquake on the Japanese scale matched that of the March 2011 quake that left nearly 20,000 dead, the absence of a tsunami and Japan’s strict building codes helped keep the death toll down.
Imphal: Six unnatural deaths, 70 injured on a single day is by all means a tragedy. This despite the desensitisation to violent deaths that insurgency torn places like Manipur has undergone. But the fact is the casualty figure from Monday’s tremblor could have been much worse, if at […]
A powerful 7.5 magnitude quake struck Afghanistan’s Hindu-Kush region today and was felt throughout much of South Asia. The US Geological Survey has put the epicentre near Jarm in the country’s northeast, 250 kilometres (160 miles) from the capital Kabul and at a depth of 213.5 km. JUST IN: […]
‘There is total darkness around us. We have joined the small contingent of Nepal Army personnel here in the hope that their company can help alleviate our sombre mood. But as determined as these soldiers are, a sense of demoralization is apparent.’