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  • Seven killed in Tibet in Sikkim earthquake.
     // Tibetan Review: The Monthly Magazine on all Aspects of Tibet; Oct2011, Vol. 46 Issue 10, p7 

    The article reports that an earthquake in Sikkim, India killed at least seven Tibetans in the border area of Yadong in Tibet's Shigatse Prefecture.

  • Tremors Rattle North India, Gujarat, Assam.
     // India -- West; 4/26/2013, Vol. 38 Issue 23, pA42 

    The article offers information on the earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Rechter Scale, which shook several states of India on April 16, 2013 including Delhi, Gujarat, and Assam.

  • 6.8 Earthquake Hits Bay of Bengal, No Damage.
     // India -- West; 4/9/2010, Vol. 35 Issue 20, pA39 

    The article offers information on the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that hits the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal in India.

  • 5.2-Magnitude Quake Hits Outside Indian Capital.
     // India -- West; 3/9/2012, Vol. 37 Issue 16, pA34 

    The article reports about 5.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the state of Haryana, India near New Delhi, India on March 5, 2012 according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

  • North India Hit by 5.7 Quake, No Casualties.
     // India -- West; 4/8/2011, Vol. 36 Issue 20, pA38 

    The article reports on the 5.7-magnitude earthquake that hit parts of North India on April 4, 2011.

  • Earthquake Rocks Kashmir Valley.
     // India -- West; 8/26/2011, Vol. 36 Issue 40, pA36 

    The article reports that the Kashmir valley in India has been struck by a moderate intensity earthquake on August 20, 2011.

  • Moderate Quake Rocks Northeast.
     // India -- West; 11/15/2013, Vol. 38 Issue 52, pA44 

    The article informs that a moderate earthquake rocked Assam, India on November 6, 2013 but no causality were reported.

  • 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New Delhi.
     // India -- West; 9/16/2011, Vol. 36 Issue 43, pA34 

    The article reports that a magnitude 4.2 earthquake has hit New Delhi, India on September 7, 2011.

  • PM Announces Massive Aid For Quake-hit Sikkim.
     // India -- West; 10/7/2011, Vol. 36 Issue 46, pA42 

    The article reports that an aerial survey was undertaken by Prime Minister of India on September 29, 2011 of areas affected by an earthquake in Sikkim, India, he announced an amount of Rs.1000 crores from central government as an aid for victims of the tragedy.

  • Quake Toll Rises to 93, Many Villages Cut Off.
     // India -- West; 9/30/2011, Vol. 36 Issue 45, pA40 

    The article reports on the earthquake-related death toll in Sikkim, India which rose to 93 as rescuers find their way to the devastated villages in North District despite heavy rains and landslides.

  • Internal geometry of reactivated and non-reactivated sandblow craters related to 2001 Bhuj earthquake, India: A modern analogue for interpreting paleosandblow craters.
    Thakkar, M.; Goyal, Bhanu; Maurya, D.; Chamyal, L. // Journal of the Geological Society of India; Apr2012, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p367 

    The liquefaction attributes and crater geometry related to 2001 Bhuj earthquake has been reconstructed by trenching along large known craters formed near Umedpar in Kachchh. The study characterises the liquefied sediments in a large reactivated crater and distinguishes it from a non-reactivated...

  • Modeling of strong ground motions for 1991 Uttarkashi, 1999 Chamoli earthquakes, and a hypothetical great earthquake in Garhwal-Kumaun Himalaya.
    Chopra, Sumer; Kumar, Vikas; Suthar, Anup; Kumar, Pankaj // Natural Hazards; Dec2012, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p1141 

    In this study, stochastic finite fault modeling is used to simulate Uttarkashi (1991) and Chamoli (1999) earthquakes using all available source, path, and site parameters available for the region. These two moderate earthquakes are recorded at number of stations of a strong motion network. The...

  • Possible evidence of remotely triggered and delayed seismicity due to the 2001 Bhuj earthquake (Mw = 7.6) in western India.
    Surve, G.; Mohan, G. // Natural Hazards; Dec2012, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p299 

    Remote triggering by large earthquakes at regional distances is a globally observed phenomenon. However, there are no reports of observations of dynamic triggering at regional distances of several source lengths associated with the large Mw = 7.6 Bhuj earthquake of January 26, 2001, in western...

  • On Shaky Ground.
    Surve, G.; Mohan, G. // India Today; 10/3/2010, p19 

    The article discusses the possibility of a major geological cataclysm in India. It cites the earthquakes in Delhi, India and Sikkim, Nepal, and cites seismologists who believe that these are warning signs of great tensions occurring beneath the Indian subcontinent, as it continues its northward...

  • RAPID ASSESSMENT SURVEY OF EARTHQUAKE AFFECTED BHUJ BLOCK OF KACHCHH DISTRICT,* GUJRAT, INDIA.
    Pawar, A. T.; Shelke, S.; Kakrani, V. A. // Indian Journal of Medical Sciences; Nov2005, Vol. 59 Issue 11, p488 

    RESEARCH QUESTIONS: How much human loss would have caused by the earthquake in Bhuj block? What is the environmental sanitation status? OBJECTIVES: (1) To assess human loss and injuries after the earthquake in Bhuj block.(2) To study the status of some relief activities.(3) To study the...

  • Unforeseen difficulties faced by a hospital in dealing with mass disaster victims.
    Dhar, Shabir Ahmed; Hamid, Arshiya; Salim Khan, Shahzada Mohammed; Butt, Mohammed Farooq // Tropical Doctor; Oct2008, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p260 

    Every major mass disaster challenges the health care services, especially in the third world. These challenges include the expected situations mainly pertaining to the overload of patients and the stretching of hospital facilities. We report our experiences about several unforseen challenges...

  • Environmental Issues.
    Dhar, Shabir Ahmed; Hamid, Arshiya; Salim Khan, Shahzada Mohammed; Butt, Mohammed Farooq // India Country Review; 2011, p252 

    The article provides information on the environmental issues in India including deforestation, flashflood, and earthquakes.

  • Largest earthquake in Himalaya: An appraisal.
    Srivastava, H.; Bansal, B.; Verma, Mithila // Journal of the Geological Society of India; Jul2013, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p15 

    The largest earthquake (Mw 8.4 to 8.6) in Himalaya reported so far occurred in Assam syntaxial bend in 1950. However, some recent studies have suggested for earthquake of magnitude M 9 or more in the Himalayan region. In this paper, we present a detailed analysis of seismological data extending...

  • Near-field and far-field simulation of accelerograms of Sikkim earthquake of September 18, 2011 using modified semi-empirical approach.
    Joshi, A.; Kumari, Pushpa; Singh, Sandeep; Sharma, M. // Natural Hazards; Dec2012, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p1029 

    The semi-empirical approach for modeling of strong ground motion given by Midorikawa (Tectonophysics 218:287-295, ) has been modified in the present paper for component wise simulation of strong ground motion. The modified approach uses seismic moment in place of attenuation relation for scaling...

  • Seismic site characterization using Vs30 and site amplification in Gandhinagar region, Gujarat, India.
    Sairam, B.; Rastogi, B. K.; Aggarwal, Sandeep; Chauhan, Mukesh; Bhonde, Uday // Current Science (00113891); 3/10/2011, Vol. 100 Issue 5, p754 

    Gujarat is prone to earthquake hazard of different levels from moderate to high, assigned as zones II-V in the seismic zoning map of India. Many multistorey buildings collapsed in Ahmedabad city at a distance of 225 km from the location of the 2001 Bhuj earthquake. Gandhinagar falls in zone III...

  • The October 20, 2011 M 5.1 Talala earthquake in the stable continental region of India.
    Rastogi, B.; Kumar, Santosh; Aggrawal, Sandeep; Mohan, Kapil; Rao, Nagabhushan; Rao, N.; Kothyari, Girish // Natural Hazards; Jan2013, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p1197 

    The Talala (Sasangir) area in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, western India, is experiencing tremors since 2001. The swarm type of earthquake activity in 2001, 2004, and every year from 2007 onward has occurred after the monsoon and lasted 2-3 months each time. In 2007 some 200 shocks (largest...

  • Triggered/migrated seismicity due to the 2001 M7.7 Bhuj earthquake, Western India.
    Rastogi, B.; Aggrawal, Sandeep; Rao, Nagabhushan; Choudhury, Pallabee // Natural Hazards; Jan2013, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p1085 

    Paper describes triggered seismicity to 200 km distance and for a decade due to the 2001 M7.7 Bhuj earthquake. The Kachchh region is seismically one of the most active intraplate regions of the World due to the occurrence of two large earthquakes 1819 ( M7.8) and 2001 ( M7.7). Though, it has...

  • Some geodynamic hotspots in India requiring urgent comprehensive studies.
    Valdiya, K. S. // Current Science (00113891); 5/25/2011, Vol. 100 Issue 10, p1490 

    I am a humble foot soldier in the army of the unjustifiably ignored and much undervalued geologists of India, who is impelled to make a fervent plea at the very late evening of his life. The plea is directed to the scientists concerned and to the powers that be in the governance of the country....

  • Shaken planet.
    Blair, Tim // Bulletin with Newsweek; 10/18/2005, Vol. 123 Issue 6492, p12 

    The article presents information on natural disasters that occurred this year and have targeted with terrible precision some of the world's most vulnerable regions and its poorest citizens. A devastating earthquake has rocked Kashmir, India killing more than 20,000. The United Nations estimates...

  • Ambient Noise Tomography of the Central India.
    Singh, Abhay P.; Rai, Abhishek; Rai, Shyam S. // International Journal on Computer Science & Engineering; 2011, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p2068 

    In the recent years, earthquakes have been used in understanding the Earth. The travel times of the body waves; P and S waves, the dispersion of the group and phase velocities of the surface waves and the information derived from the normal modes of the Earth gave information to extract the...

  • Erratum to: Hybrid attenuation model for estimation of peak ground accelerations in the Kutch region, India.
    Joshi, A.; Kumar, Ashvini; Mohan, K.; Rastogi, B. // Natural Hazards; Jan2014, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p973 

    A correction to the article "Hybrid attenuation model for estimation of peak ground accelerations in the Kutch region, India" that was published in the September 5, 2013 issue is presented.

  • NOT YOUR AVERAGE EARTHQUAKE ZONES.
    CONAHAN, GILLIAN // Discover; Oct2011, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p11 

    The article provides information on earthquake zones located in the center of tectonic plates such as those in St. Lawrence Valley, Quebec, Charleston, South Carolina, and Bhuj, India.

  • Estimation of source parameters for 14 March 2005 earthquake of Koyna--Warna region.
    Kumar, B. Ajay; Ramana, D. V.; Kumar, Ch. Patanjali; Rani, V. Swaroopa; Shekar, M.; Srinagesh, D.; Chadha, R. K. // Current Science (00113891); 8/25/2006, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p526 

    The source parameters for the 14 March 2005 earthquake in the Koyna-Warna region have been estimated using data from three broadband seismological observatories installed by us at regional distances in the Indian Peninsular shield. Spectral analysis of SH-waveform on transverse component of the...

  • Profile Of Unnatural Deaths In Bhuj (Gujarat): A Retrospective Study.
    Vaghela, Prithvirajsinh // National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine; 2012, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p110 

    Background and Objectives: After the earthquake in Bhuj, Gujarat, there is great development in this region. At the same time the Unnatural deaths are also increased. We have studied the pattern of unnatural deaths and tried to find out the various causes of death according to the cause of...

  • History of Seismic Events in Garhwal Himalaya, India.
    Shandilya, Arun K.; Shandilya, Anurag; Shandilya, Anupam // IUP Journal of Earth Sciences; Jan2012, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p36 

    The studies on the history of the seismic events in the part of Garhwal, Himalaya has been carried out. On the basis of the seismic records of seismic events n Garhwal a review of the events has been done and probabilities of the earthquake has been workout in the part of Garhwal-Kumaun-Himalaya...

  • Attenuation characteristics of Garwhal-Kumaun Himalayas from analysis of coda of local earthquakes.
    Mukhopadhyay, Sagarika; Sharma, Jyoti // Journal of Seismology; Oct2010, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p693 

    Coda of local earthquakes that occurred during 2006-2007 are used to study the attenuation characteristics of the Garhwal-Kumaun Himalayas. The coda attenuation characteristics are represented in terms of coda Q or Q. It is observed that Q increases with frequency. Q also varies with increase in...

  • Aftershocks In Kashmir.
    Moreau, Ron; Hussain, Zahid; Mazumdar, Sudip // Bulletin with Newsweek; 10/25/2005, Vol. 123 Issue 6493, p46 

    The article reports that a massive earthquake rocked Kashmir in India. The 7.6 tectonic event is believed to have killed roughly 40,000 people, injured more than 62,000 and left more than 2.5 million without homes, with more than 95 percent of the losses on Pakistan's side of the Line of...

  • An Avadhi language account of an earthquake in medieval North India circa ad 1500.
    Singh, Virendra // Current Science (00113891); 6/25/2009, Vol. 96 Issue 12, p1648 

    The article presents an Avadhi language account of an earthquake which took place in the 15th century North India. The account of the earthquake by Malik Muhammad Jaisi, a Sufi poet occurs in the fourth verse of his poem "Akhiri Kalam," which contains in all 60 verses and gives an Islamic...

  • The M 4.9 Delhi earthquake of 5 March 2012.
    Bansal, Brijesh K.; Verma, Mithila // Current Science (00113891); 6/25/2012, Vol. 102 Issue 12, p1704 

    The occurrence of an M 4.9 event on 5 March 2012 at Delhi-Haryana border is a reminder about the active nature of different tectonic sources in and around Delhi. The earthquake was well recorded by local and regional networks of seismic stations and has generated good instrumentally recorded...

  • NEWSLETTER FROM MUMBAI.
    Ahmed, Monisha // Marg: A Magazine of the Arts; Jun2001, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p83 

    The article offers information about the devastation in Gujarat, India, due to an earthquake on January 26, 2001. The author focuses on the plight of embroidered textile artists who live in the area, museums and artisan buildings that were damaged due to the earthquake, and the work of...

  • Ground-motion Attenuation Relation from Strong-motion Records of the 2001 Mw 7.7 Bhuj Earthquake Sequence (2001–2006), Gujarat, India.
    MANDAL, PRANTIK; KUMAR, N.; SATYAMURTHY, C.; RAJU, I. P. // Pure & Applied Geophysics; Mar2009, Vol. 166 Issue 3, p451 

    Predictive relations are developed for peak ground acceleration (PGA) from the engineering seismoscope (SRR) records of the 2001 Mw 7.7 Bhuj earthquake and 239 strong-motion records of 32 significant aftershocks of 3.1 ≤ Mw ≤ 5.6 at epicentral distances of 1 ≤ R ≤ 288 km....

  • Homogenization of Earthquake Catalog for Northeast India and Adjoining Region.
    Das, Ranjit; Wason, H.; Sharma, M. // Pure & Applied Geophysics; Apr2012, Vol. 169 Issue 4, p725 

    A catalog for northeast India and the adjoining region for the period 1897-2009 with 4,497 earthquakes events is compiled for homogenization to moment magnitude M in the magnitude range 3-8.7. Relations for conversion of m and M magnitudes to M are derived using three different methods, namely,...

  • Strong ground-motion prediction and uncertainties estimation for Delhi, India.
    Joshi, G.; Sharma, M. // Natural Hazards; Nov2011, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p617 

    An endeavour has been made in the present study to estimate the uncertainties in strong ground-motion estimation for Delhi region. The strong ground motion (SGM) has been estimated using the logic-tree approach with equal weights chosen for the branches of the logic tree because a scientific...

  • Evaluation of spatial variation of peak horizontal acceleration and spectral acceleration for south India: a probabilistic approach.
    Sitharam, T.; Vipin, K. // Natural Hazards; Nov2011, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p639 

    In this work, an attempt has been made to evaluate the spatial variation of peak horizontal acceleration (PHA) and spectral acceleration (SA) values at rock level for south India based on the probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA). These values were estimated by considering the...

  • Identifying areas of differential uplift using steepness index in the Alaknanda basin, Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhand.
    Tyagi, A. K.; Chaudhary, Shipra; Rana, N.; Sati, S. P.; Juyal, N. // Current Science (00113891); 11/25/2009, Vol. 97 Issue 10, p1473 

    In this paper an attempt has been made to identify places of high surface uplift in the Alaknanda valley using the steepness index method. Locations that are undergoing faster surface uplift are marked by convex river profile and high steepness index (ks) values. Conventionally, the Main Central...

  • Moment Magnitude ( M) and Local Magnitude ( M) Relationship for Earthquakes in Northeast India.
    Baruah, Santanu; Baruah, Saurabh; Bora, P.; Duarah, R.; Kalita, Aditya; Biswas, Rajib; Gogoi, N.; Kayal, J. // Pure & Applied Geophysics; Nov2012, Vol. 169 Issue 11, p1977 

    An attempt has been made to examine an empirical relationship between moment magnitude ( M) and local magnitude ( M) for the earthquakes in the northeast Indian region. Some 364 earthquakes that were recorded during 1950-2009 are used in this study. Focal mechanism solutions of these earthquakes...

  • Site-Specific Modeling of SH and P- SV Waves for Microzonation Study of Kolkata Metropolitan City, India.
    Vaccari, Franco; Walling, M.; Mohanty, William; Nath, Sankar; Verma, Akhilesh; Sengupta, A.; Panza, Giuliano // Pure & Applied Geophysics; Mar2011, Vol. 168 Issue 3/4, p479 

    Kolkata, one of the oldest cities of India, is situated over the thick alluvium of the Bengal Basin, where it lies at the boundary of the zone III and zone IV of the seismic zonation map of India. An example of the study of site effects of the metropolitan Kolkata is presented based on...

  • Estimation of seismic spectral acceleration in Peninsular India.
    Kanth, S. T. G. Raghu; Iyengar, R. N. // Journal of Earth System Science; Jun2007, Vol. 116 Issue 3, p199 

    Peninsular India (PI), which lies south of 24°N latitude, has experienced several devastating earthquakes in the past. However, very few strong motion records are available for developing attenuation relations for ground acceleration, required by engineers to arrive at rational design...

  • Subsurface stress analyses for the Mw 7.6 Bhuj earthquake, India: An insight from the integrated geophysical approach.
    Chandrasekhar, D. V.; Ramalingeswara Rao, B.; Singh, B. // Current Science (00113891); 3/25/2007, Vol. 92 Issue 6, p775 

    The Mw 7.6 Bhuj earthquake of 26 January 2001, associated with high stress drop indicates anomalous stress localization in the Kachchh rift basin, similar to regions in the plate margins. Although Kachchh is also postulated to be diffused and undergoing steady deformation, it cannot be related...

  • Education and awareness: A key to earthquake risk reduction.
    Bansal, Brijesh; Verma, Mithila // Journal of the Geological Society of India; Oct2012, Vol. 80 Issue 4, p451 

    The article reports on the School Earthquake Laboratory Programme (SELP) as a part of mission mode project in seismology that was initiated by Indian government after the earthquake in Bhuj on January 21, 2001. It discusses the objectives of SELP including providing opportunity to school...

  • Was the 1941 Andaman earthquake tsunamigenic? Comments on 'Inundation studies for Nagapattinam region on the east coast of India due to tsunamigenic earthquakes from the Andaman region' by Srivastava et al. 2012.
    Rajendran, C. // Natural Hazards; Jan2013, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p981 

    The article presents a commentary on a 2012 paper by Srivastava and colleagues, titled "Inundation Studies for Nagapattinam Region on the East coast of India Due to Tsunamigenic Earthquakes from the Andaman Region." It deals with the issue whether the 1941 Andaman earthquake did generate a...

  • The 18 September 2011, North Sikkim earthquake.
    Rajendran, Kusala; Rajendran, C. P.; Thulasiraman, N.; Andrews, Ronia; Sherpa, Nima // Current Science (00113891); 12/10/2011, Vol. 101 Issue 11, p1475 

    The 18 September 2011, magnitude Mw 6.9 earthquake close to the Nepal-Sikkim border caused significant damage due to ground shaking and caused several landslides. Observations from the post-earthquake surveys in the affected areas within Sikkim suggest that the poorly engineered, multistoried...

  • Earthquake-safe Koti Banal architecture of Uttarakhand, India.
    Rautela, Piyoosh; Joshi, Girish Chandra // Current Science (00113891); 8/25/2008, Vol. 95 Issue 4, p475 

    Despite being located in the seismically highly vulnerable region, Uttarakhand shows an elaborate tradition of constructing multistoried houses. Both the local dialects of the region (Kumaoni and Garhwali) have unique words for identifying four different floors of a building. This suggests...

  • Post-seismic deformation associated with the 2001 Bhuj earthquake.
    Choudhury, Pallabee; Catherine, J.; Gahalaut, V.; Chopra, Sumer; Dumka, Rakesh; Roy, Ketan // Natural Hazards; Jan2013, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p1109 

    We report the results of GPS measurements of post-seismic deformation due to the 2001 Bhuj earthquake in the Kachchh region, western India. The estimated horizontal velocity vectors in ITRF05 are in the range of 48-49 mm/year in N46-50°E. The observed velocity at the Gandhinagar permanent...

  • Geoseismological investigation of the January 26, 2001 Bhuj earthquake in western peninsular India.
    Pande, Prabhas // Natural Hazards; Jan2013, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p1045 

    Of the intraplate seismic events, the January 26, 2001 Bhuj earthquake (Mw 7.7) would be remembered as one of the deadliest, in which 13,805 human lives were lost, 0.177 million injured and a total of 1,205,198 houses were fully or partly damaged in 16 districts of Gujarat state with an...

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