Geysers can help predict quakes
Erratic eruptions of gushing hot springs have been recorded before the occurrence of tremors. Though scientists are not sure why this happens, …
Geoscientist Harsh Gupta speaks to Dinsa Sachan on the need for an early warning system for earthquakes
Why the recent surge in earthquakes?
The recent surge in earthquakes and the explanation for the formation of the world's largest exposed fault have provided momentum to …
Quakes: when and where?
‘Many seismic gaps in Himalayas capable of producing powerful earthquakes’
In an interview to Kundan Pandey, Supriyo Mitra, associate professor with the Department of Earth Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science …
Can we predict the recurrence of earthquakes?
Three back to back earthquakes in Asia show how vulnerable we are
Twelve years later, impact of Tsunami still makes waves
Down To Earth revists the causes of the massive earthquake that triggered tsunami 12 years ago and the progress scientists have made towards …
‘Faults inactive for long period could pose greater hazard’
Chan Lung-sang, professor at Department of Earth Sciences, University of Hong Kong, speaks to Kundan Pandey about the probability of a bigger …
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Tsunami museum in Kerala
Can Chennai’s city disaster plan ensure resilient future?
Though cyclones and floods are routinely visiting Tamil Nadu every December, disaster risk reduction concerns have not been integrated into the …
Hurricane Matthew is just the latest unnatural disaster to strike Haiti
At least 1,000 people perished when Hurricane Matthew battered Haiti last week, destroying houses and displacing tens of thousands
Earthquakes don't kill, our collapsing structures do
The evidence from Italy and other earthquakes is damning: structures are not generally earthquake-proof
Making waves: the tsunami risk in Australia
Australia is surrounded by ocean, so it is not immune to the effects of tsunamis. But how significant is the risk?
A year after the quake we look at the physical changes
While the earthquake pushed some of the country’s areas higher in elevation, Mount Everest, the tallest peak in the world, has decreased in …
Cyclone Phailin's progress
The urgent need for climate-resilient tourism in Nepal
The Himalayan country and its sherpas race against time to save themselves and the tourism sector from climate change
Early action can mitigate impact of disaster; Africa sets an example
A pilot project in three African countries shows how vulnerable communities can survive climate disasters if early actions are taken
‘There will be a day when we will be able to predict quakes’
Enough strain has accumulated in the Nepal region to cause a great earthquake. But how big it is going to be and when it is going to occur is a …