1. Earthquake in Indonesia, tremors felt in India

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    Update : This is the directivity map released by INCOIS, the tsunami tracking centre in Hyderabad, showing the maximum wave energy direction. Earlier tremors were felt in Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram and several other cities across South India following the 8.6 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia. There were later aftershocks measuring 8.2...
  2. SOS from Mullaperiyar

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    By Rima Kallingal For the last four days `Mullaperiyar’ has been trending on twitter and the regional media in Kerala has focussed attention on the danger a weak, 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam (constructed over the headwaters of Periyar river) poses to 35 lakh lives in four districts (Idukki, Ernakulam, Kottayam and...
  3. Who can predict an earthquake?

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    By Bala   After last week’s earthquake in Sikkim, Nepal’s acting PM Bijay Kumar Gachhedar in a rather  controversial and tasteless remark said since nobody can stop earthquakes, let them happen in developed countries like US and not in poor countries like Nepal.   Even though no one can stop...
  4. `Made in Japan’ has lessons for India

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    By E A S Sarma   The strong earthquake that hit Japan yesterday and the Tsunami that followed were unusual events.   Japan declared a `Nuclear Emergency’. The cooling system at Fukushima nuclear plant failed. At Onagawa, there was an outbreak of fire, leading to evacuation of more than 3,000...