Earthquake Current Affairs - 2019

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Government launches India Quake app for earthquake parameter dissemination

The Union Ministry of Earth Science has launched India Quake application on the occasion of its foundation day. The mobile app has been developed by the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) for automatic dissemination of earthquake parameter (location, time and magnitude) after the occurrence of earthquakes Key Features of India Quake app The App facilitates Read More…

Month:  Categories: Science & Technology


Japanese scientists detect rare deep-Earth tremor S wave microseism

Scientists in Japan studying earthquakes for the first time have detected a rare deep-Earth tremor, known as an S (secondary) wave microseism. Microseisms are very faint tremors. The detection was made by scientists from the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention in Japan. Key Facts The rare deep-Earth tremor S wave microseism Read More…

Month:  Categories: InternationalScience & Technology


Union Government releases Seismic Microzonation reports for Delhi and Kolkata

Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan has released Seismic Microzonation reports for Delhi and Kolkata. These reports highlight vulnerability of specific areas in these megacities and help in minimizing the effects of earthquakes by (i) Proper assessment of Seismic Hazard (ii) Implementation of safe building construction codes (iii) adopting Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics


7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Hindu Kush Region of Afghanistan

A powerful earthquake of magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale has hit the Hindukush region of north-eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan. The focus of earthquake was centred 196 km deep beneath the Hindu Kush Mountains. It was centred 82 km southeast of Feyzabad district in Afghanistan’s sparsely populated Badakhshan province bordering with Pakistan, Tajikistan and Read More…

Month:  Categories: International


Central Chile hit by 8.3 magnitude earthquake

Earthquake of 8.3-magnitude on Richter scale has hit off Chile’s coast in Illapel, the capital of Choapa Province in central Coquimbo Region of Chile. US Geological Survey has noted its epicenter at a depth of 12.5 kilometers off Chile’s coast in Illapel. After the initial earthquake, two aftershock quakes of magnitudes 6.2 and 6.4 occurred Read More…

Month:  Categories: International


Uttarakhand gets India’s first earthquake early warning system

Uttarakhand became first Indian state to install a system to detect earthquakes and disseminate warnings. The first system has been installed in its capital Dehradun which will issue warnings 1-40 seconds before earthquakes of magnitude 5 or more occur. The system is designed and manufactured by Italian firm, Space Dynamics which already has installed it Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity


India pledges 1 billion dollar aid for Nepal’s reconstruction

India has pledged an assistance of one billion US dollars to the quake-ravaged Nepal for its massive re-construction programme. The announcement was made by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the International Donors’ Conference held in Kathmandu, Nepal. One fourth of the assistance from India will be grant and it will be part of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsInternational