According to Google, the system uses sensors in Android smartphones to detect and estimate earthquakes. Then it provides people with an early warning when the shaking starts.
India can face any natural disaster confidently with Killari quake management template: Sharad Pawar
NCP chief Sharad Pawar spoke at the 30th anniversary of the 1993 Killari earthquake in Maharashtra, highlighting the effective disaster management system that was implemented during that time. He stated that India now has a strong administrative system in place to confidently face any kind of disaster. Pawar also mentioned that the UN and the World Bank recognized the country's disaster management efforts.
"Earthquake of Magnitude:3.0, Occurred on 25-09-2023, 08:35:54 IST, Lat: 31.07 & Long: 77.98, Depth: 5 Km ,Location: Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India," NCS said in a post on X.
Moroccan earthquake survivors huddled for a night in the open on the High Atlas Mountains on Saturday, a day after the country's deadliest quake in more than six decades killed more than 2,000 people and laid waste to villages.Morocco earthquake claims over 2,000 lives; aid pours in from across the world
People in Morocco slept in the streets of Marrakech for a third straight night as soldiers and international aid teams in trucks and helicopters began to fan into remote mountain towns hit hardest by a historic earthquake. The disaster killed more than 2,100 people — a number that is expected to rise — and the United Nations estimated that 300,000 people were affected by Friday night’s magnitude 6.8 quake.Aftershock rattles Morocco as rescue work continues; death toll rises to 2,100
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck Morocco, resulting in the deaths of over 2,000 people. The quake caused widespread devastation, toppling buildings and leaving remote villages cut off from the world. The country's historic sites, including the Koutoubia Mosque and the red walls of the old city in Marrakech, were also damaged.
Mysterious Marrakech sky: Exploring the riddle of 'Earthquake Lights' & their unexplained appearance
Videos recorded before the recent earthquake in Marrakech, Morocco, showed unidentified lights in the sky, known as earthquake lights, which are believed to occur above seismic stress sites. Scientists have been intrigued by these phenomena for centuries, but they are difficult to study due to the unpredictable nature of earthquakes.
Those same areas were shaken anew Sunday by a magnitude 3.9 quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It wasn't immediately clear if the temblor caused more damage or casualties, but it was likely strong enough to rattle nerves in areas where damage has left buildings unstable and people have spoken of their fears of aftershocks.
Rescuers carry a search operation following a powerful earthquake, in Amizmiz, in Morocco.
PM Narendra Modi expresses grief at the loss of lives in an earthquake in Morocco. Says India is ready to offer all possible assistance during this difficult time. Modi began his opening remarks at the G20 summit by offering condolences to those affected by the tragedy. Watch the video. Morocco Earthquake: PM Narendra Modi expresses grief, offers all possible support from India
Most of the casualties occurred in remote mountainous areas, making rescue efforts challenging. The United Nations has offered assistance to the Moroccan government in helping the affected population. Residents across the country are fleeing their homes out of fear of further seismic activity.
An earthquake has shaken the people of Shasta County in the U.S. state of California. The epicenter is located 50 miles away from Redding.
The absence of a building permit system is identified as a key factor contributing to the extensive damage to houses in the subsidence-hit area of Joshimath in Uttarakhand, according to a post-disaster needs assessment. The report highlights the need for risk-based building bylaws and a comprehensive development plan to create a safe and resilient Joshimath.
Scientific findings about moonquakes, lunar seismic activity, and the involvement of Apollo 17 mission have been published in a journal.
Morocco Earthquake death toll surpasses 1,000; Where did the 6.8-magnitude earthquake strike in the country?
Morocco's state TV channel Al Aoula, citing the interior ministry, has reported that the death toll from the earthquake in Morocco now stands at 1,037, with over 1,000 individuals injured.
An earthquake in Morocco has caused widespread destruction and casualties. The epicenter was in Al Haouz province, a rural region known for its mountains, gorges, and lakes. The earthquake has resulted in the collapse of villages made of clay and mud brick. Morocco has deployed aid and rescue teams to assist with emergency response efforts, accepting limited foreign assistance.
More than 2,000 people have died as a result of the earthquake that slammed Morocco late on Friday, and the number is certain to rise as rescuers struggle to reach some locations. Here is a list of the 25 deadliest earthquakes in recent memory: - Sept 8, 2023: A magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Morocco claims the lives of almost 2,000 people.
Moroccans are mourning the victims of a powerful earthquake that killed over 2,000 people. Rescue teams are working to find survivors trapped in the rubble. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.8, struck southwest of Marrakesh, wiping out entire villages in rural areas. The hardest-hit province was Al-Haouz, with 1,293 deaths.
A powerful earthquake in Morocco has killed more than 600 people and injured hundreds more, destroying buildings and sending residents of major cities rushing from their homes in the country's deadliest tremor since at least 2004.Morocco earthquake: Death toll rises to 632 after 6.8 magnitude quake; over 300 injured
Moroccans posted videos showing buildings reduced to rubble and dust and parts of the famous red walls that surround the old city in historic Marrakech, a UNESCO World Heritage site, damaged. Modi had earlier said on X, "Extremely pained by the loss of lives due to an earthquake in Morocco. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the people of Morocco. Condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. May the injured recover at the earliest. India is ready to offer all possible assistance to Morocco in this difficult time."
At least 296 people have died after a powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck central Morocco, the Interior Ministry confirmed on Saturday. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre was in the High Atlas Mountains, 71 km south-west of Marrakesh, at a depth of 18.5 km, the BBC reported.Morocco earthquake: At least 296 killed, over 150 injured after massive temblor; people flee homes
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An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 struck Tuscany on Monday with epicentre near Marradi, northeast of Florence. However, no major damage was reported, as per Italy's institute of geophysics and vulcanology. The agency also added that the said area is at high risk for quakes.
A massive earthquake that struck central Morocco has resulted in at least 2,122 deaths and 2,421 injuries, according to the Moroccan Interior Ministry. The most affected areas in the Atlas Mountains region are difficult to reach due to blocked roads, hindering rescue efforts. The World Health Organization estimates that over 300,000 people have been affected by the disaster.
Earthquake today: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake, strong aftershock rattle Colombia capital Bogota, other cities
Colombia capital Bogota was rattled by a strong earthquake. The strong earthquake was followed quickly by a strong aftershock shook Colombia's capital and other major cities Thursday. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The recent earthquake, which was caused by a geological phenomenon known as a "reverse fault," suggests that stress from the plates pushing together had been building up underground for a long time. Authorities can mitigate the impact of earthquakes by identifying active fault lines and improving seismic building design codes.
Villagers in Morocco affected by a devastating earthquake are camping outside as the death toll rises to over 2,800 people. Search teams from Spain, Britain, and Qatar have joined Moroccan efforts to find survivors from the 6.8 magnitude quake. Many of the affected areas are difficult to access, making it challenging to estimate the number of missing individuals. The earthquake has caused significant damage to traditional mud brick houses and historical buildings in the region. Despite the destruction, rescue teams are still hopeful of finding survivors.
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on the Richter scale hit 56 km W of Oukaimedene, Morocco late on Friday night, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. According to Al Jazeera, Morocco's Interior Ministry informed that at least 296 people have died and more than 150 people have been injured as a result of the earthquake.
Morocco Earthquake: At least 1,037 people were killed and 1,204 other injured after in an earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck Morocco on FridayMorocco Earthquake: 6.8 magnitude quake kills more than 1000
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake in Morocco has caused widespread devastation, with at least 632 people reported dead and over 329 injured. Dramatic footage captured by a CCTV camera shows buildings collapsing and people panicking as the ground shakes. The earthquake has caused significant damage to buildings and heritage sites, including the red walls surrounding the historic city of Marrakesh. The quake's effects were felt as far away as Portugal and Algeria.
The quake was also felt in some parts of Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. According to the National Centre for Seismology, the epicentre of the quake was 48 km from Cherrapunji in Meghalaya at a depth of 16 km.
The tremors were felt at 06:45:05 Indian standard time (IST), the NCS stated, adding that the temblor struck at a depth of 5 kms.
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter Scale hit Afghanistan's Fayzabad on Sunday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) reported.
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit eastern China, 26 km south of the city of Dezhou in Shandong province at a depth of 10 km. State media stated that 10 people are injured and several buildings collapsed. USGS's PAGER system has issued a red alert, estimating extensive damage and casualties. China's Ministry of Emergency Management has launched a level four emergency response and dispatched a team to lead the rescue work.
Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale originated in Afghanistan on Saturday. The tremors were felt in Delhi as well.
Similarly, on Thursday, an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 jolted eastern Turkey, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The earthquake occurred at 10 kilometres South South West (SSW) of Turkey's Malatya at 17:48 (UTC) on Thursday, according to EMSC. The depth of the earthquake was registered at a depth of 10.9 kilometres.
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 hit Jaipur on Friday. Panic-stricken people rushed out of their houses as the tremors were felt in parts of the city. According to the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake occurred at 4.09 am and struck at a shallow depth of 10 km. "Earthquake of Magnitude:4.4, Occurred on 21-07-2023, 04:09:38 IST, Lat: 26.88 & Long: 75.70, Depth: 10 Km ,Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India," the NCS tweeted.3 earthquakes of 4.4-magnitude jolt Jaipur in span of half an hour
National Center for Seismology (NCS) said that the earthquake occurred at a depth of 61 km. In this regard, the official media handle of NCS took to Twitter and said, "Earthquake of Magnitude:4.3, Occurred on 03-08-2023, 04:17:58 IST, Latitude: 10.69 and Longitude: 92.05, Depth: 61 Km, Region: Andaman Islands, India."
According to NCS, its epicenter was found at Latitude: 9.32 and Longitude: 94.03, respectively. "Earthquake of Magnitude:5.0, Occurred on 02-08-2023, 05:40:11 IST, Lat: 9.32 & Long: 94.03, Depth: 10 Km, Location: Nicobar islands," the NCS tweeted.
"Earthquake of Magnitude:5.2, Occurred on 05-08-2023, 08:36:01 IST, Lat: 35.46 & Long: 73.32, Depth: 129 Km, Location: 184 km NNW of Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir," the NCS tweeted.
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake triggered a brief tsunami advisory for southern Alaska, monitoring bodies reported late Saturday.The earthquake was felt widely throughout the Aleutian Islands, the Alaskan Peninsula and Cook Inlet regions, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.(AP)US: 7.2 earthquake triggers tsunami warning in Alaska
According to NCS, the epicentre of the quake was found at Latitude: 36.50 and Longitude: 71.02, respectively.
The earthquake occurred at 6.56 am. According to the NCS, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 kilometres.
The latest earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred at around 4.25 am, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported. According to the NCS, it occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres.
The epicentre was 10 km below the surface of the earth in Doda region. It occurred at latitude 33.15 degrees north and longitude 75.68 degrees east, the NCS said.
Harbinger of Earthquakes: Rare giant oarfish spotted near Taiwan's coast; sparks concerns of seismic activity
The Guinness Book of World Records acknowledges the oarfish as the longest recorded fish in existence. However, the divers harbor concerns about its presence near Taiwan's coast. In Japanese folklore, the oarfish is believed to be an omen of imminent earthquakes. Moreover, these creatures typically inhabit depths ranging from 656 to 3200 feet below the ocean's surface.
"Earthquake of Magnitude:5.8, Occurred on 29-07-2023, 00:53:47 IST, Lat: 10.75 & Long: 93.47, Depth: 69 Km, Location: Andaman Islands," read a post on the official Twitter handle of National Centre for Seismology (NCS).
Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 jolts Jammu & Kashmir; tremors were also felt across the Delhi-NCR region.5.6 Magnitude Earthquake jolts J&K, tremors felt in Delhi NCR region
Two moderate intensity earthquakes hit Lahul and Spiti district, officials said on Thursday. Two earthquakes of 3.2 and 3.1 magnitudes with a depth of 10 kilometres were reported at 9.30 pm and 11.07 pm on Wednesday.
China's state media, including Global Times and a social media account run by CCTV, claimed the attack was "government-backed" and came from the United States. The U.S. embassy in Beijing didn't immediately reply to a Reuters' request for comments.
Earthquake tremors were felt in the national capital and parts of north India on Tuesday afternoon. The quake was felt post 1:30 pm.Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hits Delhi, parts of north India
"Earthquake of Magnitude: 3.8, Occurred on 17-07-2023, 22:07:26 IST, Lat: 33.05 & Long: 75.79, Depth: 5 Km, Location: 80 km E of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir," the National Centre for Seismology tweeted.
A 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck Jammu and Kashmir while 3.2 magnitude earthquake jolted Manipur's Ukhrul on Saturday.
The epicentre of the tremor, recorded at 7.38 am, was 401 kilometres north of Kargil, officials at the National Centre for Seismology said.
Earthquake of 4.5 magnitude felt in Kazakhstan. According to USGS, it took place at 02:21:24 (UTC+05:30) and the epicentre of the earthquake was found to be at 47.011°N and 80.188°E, respectively. Further details awaited.
Confirming the earthquake, the British Geological Survey said that tremors with a magnitude of 3.3 on the Richter’s scale were recorded. The epicenter was 7.3 kilometers or 4.5 miles below Tean.
The earthquake occurred at 2:16 am at a depth of 10 km. "Earthquake of Magnitude:4.1, Occurred on 18-06-2023, 02:16:49 IST, Lat: 35.85 & Long: 80.08, Depth: 10 Km , Location: 295km NE of Leh, Ladakh," tweeted NCS.
"Earthquake of Magnitude:4.1, Occurred on 18-06-2023, 03:50:29 IST, Lat: 32.96 & Long: 75.79, Depth: 11 Km ,Location: 80km E of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir, India," Tweeted NCS.
According to the National Centre for Seismology, the earthquake occurred at 2:20 at a depth of 10 km, 81 km ENE of Katra. "An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter Scale hit 81km ENE of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir at around 2.20 am today," the National Centre for Seismology said in a tweet.
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit Delhi and parts of north India on Tuesday. "5.4 magnitude quake jolts Doda in Jammu and Kashmir, tremors felt across north India," reported PTI, citing National Centre for Seismology.
An earthquake occurred 75 miles southwest of Eureka, California in the US
4.8 magnitude earthquake jolted Bangladesh today and its tremors were felt across North eastern region.
According to NCS, the earthquake occurred at 7:40 am on Monday and at a depth of 10 Km. "Earthquake of Magnitude:3.9, Occurred on 05-06-2023, 07:40:23 IST, Lat: 15.32 & Long: 92.84, Depth: 10 Km, Location:Bay of Bengal, India," tweeted NCS.
An earthquake of 3.6 magnitude hit the central part of Assam on Sunday morning. There was no immediate report of any loss of life or injury to anyone or damage to property. The depth of the quake was 5 km, it said.
The earthquake hit Arunachal Pradesh at 08:15 am on Monday. Earlier on May 20, an earthquake of 3.2 on the Richter Scale rocked Manipur's Shirui village.
In Laigne, "135 buildings were affected by the earthquake overall" and "170 people need to be relocated", said local fire service chief Didier Marcaillou. "Most of the houses in the centre of the town have been affected to varying degrees. The church is completely unusable. The school will have to be closed as a precaution," added prefect Nicolas Basselier, the top government-appointed regional official in Charente-Maritime.
Seismic Swift: Taylor Swift's concerts in Seattle generate earthquake-like impact, surpassing 'beast quake' record
Taylor Swift's concert resonated in seismic charts and captivated fans worldwide and now the seismic community eagerly awaits more ground-shaking performances. Here are the details.
Addressing a national conclave, organised ahead of the 100th episode of the prime minister's monthly radio programme, Shah said many opposition parties have criticised the government for asking people to light a 'diya' in every home or to clap, ring bells during the pandemic but those were ways to involve people in the fight against the covid-19.
Earthquakes are a frequent occurrence in mountainous Nepal. In April, two moderate-intensity earthquakes recorded as 5.2 and 4.1 on the Richter scale hit the Himalayan nation.
Swift Quake: Taylor Swift's Eras concert in Seattle caused seismic activity equivalent to a magnitude 2.3 earthquake
Swift's popularity and influence have made her concerts a seismic event, comparable to other notable performances recorded by seismometers. As the concert series continues, scientists hope that the attention it has received will inspire young fans to pursue careers in fields such as seismology and earth sciences.
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaska peninsula late Saturday local time, triggering a tsunami warning, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The shallow quake hit at 10:48 pm Saturday (0648 GMT Sunday), about 55 miles (89 kilometers) southwest of the small town of Sand Point, the agency added.
The NCS said that the earthquake occurred at 5:51 am IST on Thursday and at a depth of 172 Kilometers. NCS tweeted, "Earthquake of Magnitude:4.5, Occurred on 11-05-2023, 05:51:03 IST, Lat: 36.33 & Long: 69.98, Depth: 172 Km, Location: 99km SSW of Fayzabad, Afghanistan." No casualty has been reported yet. Further details are awaited.
In a tweet, NCS said, "3.5, Occurred on 23-04-2023, 15:33:33 IST, Lat: 25.26 & Long: 90.94, Depth: 5 Km, Location: South Garo Hills, Meghalaya."
Authorities were looking into possible casualties and damage after a strong earthquake hit Friday afternoon near central Japan, but there were no reports of a tsunami threat. Government spokesperson Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters that authorities were checking into possible casualties, putting human life first. There was a report of buildings being damaged, but details were still being confirmed, he said.
In Panama, civil protection agency Sinaproc said there had been no immediate reports of damages and they were monitoring the situation.
EMSC earlier pegged the quake located 14 km (8.7 miles) northeast of Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka at a magnitude of 5.2.
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The first earthquake, pegged by the EMSC at a magnitude 6.1 struck Kepulauan Batu early Sunday, followed by another 5.8 magnitude quake just hours later.
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale jolted 10 kilometres North West of Kathmandu in Nepal at 3:04 am (IST) on Saturday, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) said. According to NCS, the quake occurred at a depth of 25 kilometres.Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 rocks Nepal's Kathmandu
A 3.0 magnitude earthquake hit Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district and its adjoining areas early on Thursday, the District Disaster Management Authority's office said. The earthquake occurred at 5.40 am and its epicentre was in Uttarkashi at a depth of five kilometres.
"Earthquake of Magnitude:4.1, Occurred on 30-04-2023, 05:15:34 IST, Lat: 35.06 & Long: 74.49, Depth: 5 Km, Location: Jammu and Kashmir, India," National Center for Seismology said in a tweet.
A National Center for Seismology report said the first quake of 3.6 magnitude on the Richter Scale was recorded at 9.03 am, with its epicentre near Titabar in Jorhat district on the southern bank of Brahmaputra River, at a depth of 50 km.
As per the Seismological Center in Surkhet District in the Western region of Nepal, two earthquakes measuring 4.8 and 5.9 magnitude with epicentre at Bajura's Dahakot were recorded overnight.
An earthquake of 6.8 magnitudes shook parts of Pakistan on Tuesday, killing nine people and injuring over 160 others, local media reported.Earthquake: At least 9 killed, several injured in Pakistan; strong tremors felt across North India
Measuring Earthquake Severity: What you should know about earthquake magnitudes & damage it can cause
The severity of an earthquake is measured on a Richter scale. It is logarithmic scale that measures the magnitude of an earthquake. The scale ranges from 1 to 10, with each increase in number indicating a tenfold increase in ground motion. For example, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7 is ten times more powerful than an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.
As per the National Center for Seismology website, the jolt was felt at 4.52 PM. The epicentre of the quake was in Kamrup district and it lay at a depth of 10 km. The tremor was felt in different parts of the state, including in the largest city Guwahati.
Strong earthquake tremors were felt on May 28 in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The tremors were also felt in Srinagar after a 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit Fayzabad in Afghanistan. As per National Center for Seismology, the quake was reported at 11:19 am at “Lat: 36.56 and Long: 71.13, Depth: 220 Km” in Afghanistan. Further details are awaited.Jammu and Kashmir: Tremors felt in Poonch, Srinagar after earthquake hits Afghanistan
Earthquake Safety Tips: How to protect yourself during and after an earthquake, what you shouldn't do
Earthquakes are one of the most disastrous natural disasters that can strike without warning and cause immense damage and loss of life. While we cannot predict when an earthquake will occur, we can take steps to prepare and protect ourselves. It is important to know what not to do during or after an earthquake to avoid making the situation worse.
Four new earthquakes shook the Jammu region on Wednesday, creating panic among residents. No loss of life or damage to property has been reported. There were minor earthquakes in the Doda region, according to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) data for the past five years.
The epicentre was 35 kilometres (22 miles) deep and located about 300 kilometres (190 miles) east of the New Caledonian archipelago, it said. Any tsunami waves are expected to be less than 0.3 metres (one foot), the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in its latest update. The waves may reach the Pacific islands of Fiji, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna, it said, after earlier issuing a warning for coasts within 300 kilometres (185 miles) of the epicentre.
United Nations, India has told the UN General Assembly that it accords high importance to disaster risk reduction issues and is developing ambitious mitigation programmes to reduce the risk of losses from all hazards, including landslides, floods, earthquakes, heat waves and lightning.
On the night of March 21, Delhi and neighboring areas were hit by an earthquake originating in Afghanistan. As people rushed out of their homes, a rare and beautiful sight left them in awe - earthquake lights. Videos of the rare atmospheric phenomenon were shared on social media by witnesses.
A video of the incident has garnered interest. In the video, the medical staff can be seen performing the surgery as the tremors begin. Medical devices can be seen shaking as a result of the tremors and the woman is seen laying on the operating table. A few seconds in and the room goes dark as the power goes out. The medical staff in the room could be heard chanting prayers.
The earthquake occurred at 04:14:09 (UTC+05:30) and hit Sivrice, Turkey at a depth of 11.2 km, the USGS informed. The earthquake's epicentre was 38.396°N 39.194°E, respectively.
Life preserving measures are especially important in Japan as it is one of the world’s most seismically active countries. The warning which was being played in the background is known as an Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system that alerts people if a quake of magnitude 5 or higher is expected. The EEW system aims to mitigate earthquake damage by allowing people to take shelter and leave dangerous areas in case strong tremors jolt a region.
While Afghanistan took the brunt of the earthquake, India too experienced some aftershocks.
Four people were hurt, including a man who was hit by a falling ceiling light, according to Japan's Kyodo news agency, and some rail service was cancelled or delayed.
Indonesia experiences frequent quakes due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin.