Citations with the tag: EARTHQUAKES -- India
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- On Shaky Ground.
Thakkar, M.; Goyal, Bhanu; Maurya, D.; Chamyal, L. // 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...
- Environmental Issues.
Pawar, A. T.; Shelke, S.; Kakrani, V. A. // India Country Review; 2011, p252
The article provides information on the environmental issues in India including deforestation, flashflood, and earthquakes.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 (2001â€“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 â‰¤ Mw â‰¤ 5.6 at epicentral distances of 1 â‰¤ R â‰¤ 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 24Â°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...
- 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...
- 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 N46-50Â°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...
- Estimation of storey shear of a building with Mass and Stiffness variation due to Seismic excitation.
Bhattacharya, S. P.; Chakraborty, S. K. // International Journal of Civil & Structural Engineering; 2010, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p635
Mass and stiffness are two basic parameters to evaluate the dynamic response of a structural system under vibratory motion. High rise and multi storeyed buildings are behaved differently depending upon the various parameters like mass stiffness distribution, foundation types and soil conditions....
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
Bhattacharya, S. P.; Chakraborty, S. K. // India -- West; 9/30/2011, Vol. 36 Issue 45, pA6
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues including one on the earthquake that struck Sikkim, India and some parts of Nepal in the September 23, 2011 issue, another one on Lifetime Achievement award given by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce...
- 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....
- Spectral discrimination of Recent sediments around Bhuj, India, using Landsat-TM data and assessment of their vulnerability to seismicity-related failures.
Ramakrishnan, D. // Natural Hazards; Jan2014, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p485
Kachchh region of India is a rift basin filled with sediments from Jurassic to Quaternary ages. This area is tectonically active and witnessed several major earthquakes since the recent historical past. During an earthquake event, the water-laden foundation soil liquefies and causes damage to...
- Use of site amplification and anelastic attenuation for the determination of source parameters of the Sikkim earthquake of September 18, 2011, using far-field strong-motion data.
Joshi, A.; Kumar, Parveen; Arora, Sandeep // Natural Hazards; Jan2014, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p217
An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 ( M) occurred in the Sikkim region of India on September 18, 2011. This earthquake is recorded on strong-motion network in Uttarakhand Himalaya located about 900 km away from the epicenter of this earthquake. In this paper acceleration record from six far-field...