Citations with the tag: EARTHQUAKES -- India

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Study sounds 'big' quake alert, silent on when.
    MUDUR, G. S. // Telegraph (Calcutta, India); 2/13/2015, p4 

    The article offers information on the study which states that the stretch on the central Himalayan region in India has the possible occurrence of earthquake.

  • The quake- rattled.
    MUDUR, G. S. // Power Politics; 12/8/2015, p1 

    The article reports on the effects of the earthquake at the tricity of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana in India on October 26, 2015 including cracks in a building in Punjab University and damages in communication cables and networks.

  • Quake that man felt, not machine.
    BASU, RITH // Telegraph (Calcutta, India); 1/6/2016, p17 

    The article reports that the digital seismograph at the Regional Meteorological Department in Calcutta, India, the biggest weather office in the country's eastern region, failed to record the earthquake experience in the city on January 4, 2016 as seismographs in the department are out of order.

  • Lucky the hotel didn't lean the other way.
    CHALIHA, AKANKSHYA // Telegraph (Calcutta, India); 1/5/2016, p5 

    A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of feeling the earthquake that hit India on January 4, 2016 while on assignment in Imphal and staying at Hotel Nirmala.

  • 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeast India.
    CHALIHA, AKANKSHYA // India -- West; 10/28/2016, Vol. 42 Issue 50, pA42 

    No abstract available.

  • 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...

  • 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...

    SAIKIA, ARUPJYOTI // Down to Earth; 8/16/2013, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p52 

    The article focuses on the Brahmaputra river in India. Topics discussed include the feature of Assam, the origination the river in glacier mass in the Himalayas, and the asymmetrical network of tributaries and their floodplain. Also mentioned are the interaction among rivers, floodplains and...

  • On Shaky Ground.
    SAIKIA, ARUPJYOTI // 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...

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

    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.

  • 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...

  • Coda wave attenuation characteristics for Kumaon and Garhwal Himalaya, India.
    Kumar, Ashvini; Joshi, A.; Sandeep; Kumar, Parveen; Sinvhal, A.; Kumar, D. // Natural Hazards; Jan2015, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p1057 

    Uttarakhand Himalayas are among one of the most seismically active continental regions of the world. The Himalayan belt in this region is divided into Kumaon and Garhwal Himalaya. The Kumaon Himalayas has not experienced any large earthquake in the recent past; however, this region is frequently...

  • Frames of Nepal, for Nepal.
    Mazumdar, Jhinuk // Telegraph (Calcutta, India); 6/28/2015, p26 

    The article reports that scuba diver Anaina Malik will host a fund raiser photography installation, "I Bow to the Buddha in You," as part of a social initiative titled Kolkata to Kathmandu at Hyatt Regency for Nepal earthquake victims.

  • Eartquake horror.
    Mazumdar, Jhinuk // Eastern Eye; 1/8/2016, Issue 1335, p19 

    The article reports on an earthquake that struck north-east India and Bangladesh on January 4, 2016 followed by the killing of 11 people and several injured, and mentions that according to the U.S. Geological Survey the earthquake was very powerful.

  • 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...

  • Environmental Issues.
    Blair, Tim // India Country Review; 2011, p252 

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

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

    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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Postseismic relaxation due to Bhuj earthquake on January 26, 2001: possible mechanisms and processes.
    Reddy, C.; Sunil, P.; Bürgmann, Roland; Chandrasekhar, D.; Kato, Teruyuki // Natural Hazards; Jan2013, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p1119 

    Earthquakes cause static stress perturbations in the nearby crust and mantle. Obeying rheological laws, this stress relaxes in a time frame of months to years with the spatial extent of few km to hundreds of km. While postseismic relaxation associated with major inter-plate earthquakes is well...

  • Seismogenesis of the uninterrupted occurrence of the aftershock activity in the 2001 Bhuj earthquake zone, Gujarat, India, during 2001-2010.
    Mandal, Prantik // Natural Hazards; Jan2013, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p1063 

    Seismogenesis of aftershocks occurring in the Kachchh seismic zone for more than last 10 years is investigated through modeling of fractal dimensions, b-value, seismic velocities, stress inversion, and Coulomb failure stresses, using aftershock data of the 2001 Bhuj earthquake. Three-dimensional...

  • GIS-based morpho-tectonic studies of Alaknanda river basin: a precursor for hazard zonation.
    Shukla, D.; Dubey, C.; Ningreichon, A.; Singh, R.; Mishra, B.; Singh, S. // Natural Hazards; Apr2014, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p1433 

    Alaknanda river basin is considered to be tectonically active where damaging earthquakes and landslides have occurred. The whole basin was divided into 8 sub-basins to carry out morphometric analyses, hypsometric integral (HI) analysis and valley floor width to valley height ratio ( V) factor....

  • 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...

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