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26 days ago
2 killed in Indonesia quake

Jakarta, April 19 (IANS) A shallow earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale hit Central Java region in Indonesia killing at least two persons, a disaster agency official said on Thursday. Twenty-one others were injured and over 300 buildings were damaged in the quake that originated at a depth of 4 km at 1.28 p.m. on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. More than 2,000 pe...

1 month ago
Groundwater Mission can address a host of problems: IIT Kharagpur scientist

Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Setting up of a Groundwater Mission can help develop an action plan for tackling problems like arsenic and fluoride pollution, storage anomalies and the alarming dwindling of freshwater resources that plague the South Asian region, a new book edited and partly written by an IIT don and other experts contends. The mission, on the lines of the Drinking Water Missio...

2 months ago
'Sadistic' British researcher sentenced for sexual exploitation

London, Feb 20 (IANS) A British university researcher has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for a litany of warped and sadistic crimes, including blackmail and sexual exploitation. Matthew Falder, 29, admitted to 137 separate offences that when put together told a tale of ever-increasing depravity, Judge Philip Parker said during the sentencing in Birmingham on Monday. Your be...

4 months ago
3 killed in 6.5-magnitude Indonesia earthquake

Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) At least three people were killed and seven injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Java damaging 950 buildings, officials said on Saturday. The deceased include two women aged 80 and 34 and a 60-year-old man, a National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson said in a statement. The 80-year-old woman and the 60-year-old ...

4 months ago
2 dead as multiple earthquakes jolt Indonesia

Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) At least two people have been killed as multiple earthquakes jolted coastal cities of Indonesia's West Java province and damaged dozens of houses, disaster management officials said on Saturday. The initial earthquake measuring 4.5-magnitude occurred 48 km southwest of West Java city Sukabumi at 11.04 p.m. on Friday at a depth of 50 km, Indonesia's Meteorology, Cli...

4 months ago
Multiple quakes jolt Indonesia, tsunami alert issued

Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) Multiple quakes have jolted Indonesia's West Java province prompting authorities to issue a tsunami alert, disaster management officials said on Saturday. The initial earthquake measuring 4.5-magnitude occurred in Sukabumi, 48 km southwest of West Java city, at 11.04 p.m. on Friday, at a depth of 50 km, reports Xinhua news agency. A second earthquake measur...

5 months ago
6.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia

Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Indonesia's West Java province on Friday night, the Indonesian Meteorological Agency said. No casualty or damage has, however, been reported. The epicentre of the earthquake was 11 km southwest of Tasikmalaya Regency, West Java province, 102 km from West Java's capital Bandung, with a depth of 107 km in the Ear...

5 months ago
Magnitude-4.4 quake hits Iran-Iraq border

Tehran, Nov 18 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale on Saturday struck Iran's Kermanshah province near the Iraqi border, the same area which is still recovering from a powerful tremor last week that killed over 400 people. The quake occurred at 7.42 a.m. near the town of Ghasr Shirin at a depth of 10 km, the seismological centre of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran Un...

6 months ago
Oldest recorded solar eclipse occurred 3,200 years ago

London, Oct 30 (IANS) Cambridge University researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event, which occurred on October 30, 1207 BC, is mentioned in the Bible, and could help historians to date Egyptian pharaohs. Solar eclipses are often used as a fixed point to date events in the ancient world, said Professor Colin Humphreys from Univ...

9 months ago
6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, Aug 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m. (local time), Xinhua news agency quoted an official with the agency as saying. We did not issue tsunami warning ...

9 months ago
6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, Aug 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m. (local time), Xinhua news agency quoted an official with the agency as saying. We did not issue tsunami warning ...

9 months ago
6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, Aug 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m. (local time), Xinhua news agency quoted an official with the agency as saying. We did not issue tsunami warning ...

9 months ago
6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, Aug 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m. (local time), Xinhua news agency quoted an official with the agency as saying. We did not issue tsunami warning ...

9 months ago
6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, Aug 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m. (local time), Xinhua news agency quoted an official with the agency as saying. We did not issue tsunami warning ...

9 months ago
6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, Aug 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m. (local time), Xinhua news agency quoted an official with the agency as saying. We did not issue tsunami warning ...

9 months ago
6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, Aug 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m. (local time), Xinhua news agency quoted an official with the agency as saying. We did not issue tsunami warning ...

9 months ago
6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, Aug 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m. (local time), Xinhua news agency quoted an official with the agency as saying. We did not issue tsunami warning ...

9 months ago
6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, Aug 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m. (local time), Xinhua news agency quoted an official with the agency as saying. We did not issue tsunami warning ...

9 months ago
6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, Aug 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m. (local time), Xinhua news agency quoted an official with the agency as saying. We did not issue tsunami warning ...

9 months ago
6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, Aug 13 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m. (local time), Xinhua news agency quoted an official with the agency as saying. We did not issue tsunami warning ...

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