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Tsunami Alert Issues After Earthquake In New Caledonia

A tsunami warning was triggered by an earthquake of magnitude 7.7 that struck southeast of Loyalty Islands in New Caledonia, authorities said. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles). As per sources, it triggered a warning of a possible tsunami for the areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Vanuatu, the U.S. tsunami warning system said.

Fri, 19 May 2023 - 09:43 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Tsunami, Natural Disaster, Earthquake, New Island, Magnitude 7.7

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Mizoram & Nicobar Island Witnessed Earthquake

Regions of Nicobar Island and Mizoram witnessed a slight earthquake, in the wee hours of April 11.  Occurred at 2:46 AM, the earthquake magnitude was of 4.6, at a depth of 32 km, confirmed sources. The National Centre of Siesmology tweeted, "Earthquake of Magnitude:4.6 occurred on 10-04-2023, 02:26:02 IST, Lat: 8.98 and Long: 94.07, Depth: 32 Km , Location: 220km N of Campbell Bay, Nicobar island."

Tue, 11 Apr 2023 - 09:00 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Earthquake, Mizoram, NCS, Magnitude, Natural Disaster

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Turkey Earthquake Disaster Continues; Killed Over 21,000 People

The death toll in the Syria-Turkey earthquake is constantly rising with deaths of over 21,000 people, confirmed local sources. Furthermore, rescue operations are underway in the quake-hit region. Several countries including India sent their forces and security help to the Turkey administration to find survivors, trapped under debris in the region. A deadly earthquake struck the country on February 6, leaving many killed and almost over 60,000… read-more

Fri, 10 Feb 2023 - 09:08 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Turkey-Syria, Earthquake, Death toll, World news, Natural Disaster


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Syria-Turkey Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 15,000; Rescue Operation Underway

Turkey-Syria disastrous earthquake killed over 15,000 people and left over 60,000 people severely injured. Furthermore, rescue operations are underway with difficulties and cold temperatures. Many survivors are said to be trapped and are going without food and water, facing severe freezing temperatures. In addition, the Turkey Disaster Management and rescue aid from over 65 countries including India reached Turkey to help the victims in… read-more

Thu, 09 Feb 2023 - 12:21 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Turkey-Syria, Earthquake, Natural Disaster, Death toll, RESCUE OPERATION

Courtesy: Zee News India

PM Narendra Modi

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PM Narendra Modi Expresses Grief For Loss Of Lives In Turkey Earthquake

PM Narendra Modi expressed his condolences in the Turkey earthquake and loss of lives. On February 6, taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, "Anguished by the loss of lives and damage of property due to the Earthquake in Turkey. India stands in solidarity with the people of Turkey and is ready to offer all possible assistance." In Turkey earthquake, over 360 people lost their lives.read-more

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 - 03:57 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: PM Narendra Modi, Turkey Earthquake, condolences, Natural Disaster, Turkey

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Earthquake Of 7.4 Magnitudes Hit Turkey, 15 Dead

An earthquake of 7.4 magnitudes hit the regions of Turkey, on February 6. The natural disaster killed five people in the province of Osmaniye and 10 more in Sanliurfa, confirmed local sources. In addition, approximately 34 buildings were collapsed and properties were damaged due to the earthquake in Turkey, which struck at 04:17 am local time (0117 GMT) at a depth of about 17.9 kilometres (11 miles).

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 - 09:10 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Earthquake, Turkey Region, KILLED, Natural Disaster, RESCUE OPERATION

Courtesy: NDTV


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Earthquake Of Magnitude 4.3 Jolts Afghanistan Region

An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 jolted Afghanistan on September 23, confirmed to the National Centre for Seismology. The earthquake occurred in Hindu Kush Region around 5:30 AM, on September 23 morning, in Afghanistan. This is the second such earthquake happened in the past 20 days. Earlier, on September 5, an earthquake of 5.3 magnitudes on the Richter scale hit Afghanistan, killing six people and leaving as many as nine injured.

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 - 11:00 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Afghanistan, Hindu Kush Region, Earthquake, Natural Disaster, NCS

Courtesy: ANI

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Fire Breaks Out In Pithoragarh, Tehri Garhwal Forests

A fire broke out in the forests of Pithoragarh and Tehri Garhwal on the night of 25th April. Ashish Kumar Chauhan, the Pithoragarh District Magistrate, shared that he had had a discussion with the Divisional Forest Officer. A team of forest personnel, disaster management officer, and others, had reached the spot. It took over two hours to bring the raging wildfire under control.

Tue, 26 Apr 2022 - 01:49 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: FOREST, Wildfire, Disaster, Natural Disaster, Uttarakhand

Courtesy: ANI

Amit Shah

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Shah Alerts Disaster Management Agencies To Ensure Timely Help In Rural Areas

Union Minister Amit Shah asked the NDRF and disaster management agencies to provide timely help in rural, panchayat regions, during natural calamities situation. On April 8, Shah said, "We have made many apps (mobile applications) for a variety of disasters but a definite mechanism should be made so that the alerts reach in time to the remotest location". Shah also asked to involve, NCC, Women's groups, Home guards and others.

Fri, 08 Apr 2022 - 12:15 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Amit Shah, Rural India, Panchayats, NDRF, Natural Disaster

Amit Shah

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Amit Shah Approves Rs 1,887.23 Central Assistance To 5 States

Five states Bihar (Rs 1,038.96 crore), Himachal Pradesh (Rs 21.37 crore), Rajasthan (Rs 292.51 crore), Sikkim (Rs 59.35 crore) and West Bengal (Rs 475.04 crore) received Rs 1,887.23 crores additional fund from the Central Government under the NDRF. Union Home Minister Amit Shah approved the funds during a high-level meeting, held on March 30.

Thu, 31 Mar 2022 - 09:30 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Amit Shah, Home Ministry, NDRF, Natural Disaster, Indian States