Experts attempt to map the mythical river's palaeo-channels and put them to good use
उत्तरी भारत के प्रदूषण से हिमालय के ग्लेशियर को खतरा: अध्ययन
वाडिया हिमालय भू-विज्ञान संस्थान के वैज्ञानिकों ने अपने शोध पत्र में कहा है कि दिल्ली समेत उत्तरी भारत का वायू प्रदूषण हिमालय से टकरा कर ...
उत्तराखंड में इन चार गांवों में ही क्यों आ रहे हैं भूकंप, क्या हैं संकेत?
उत्तराखंड में लगभग हर 15 दिन में एक भूकंप आता है, जिसकी चर्चा पिछले दिनों सिंगापुर में हुये एशिया ओशियन जियोसाइंस सोसायटी 2019 में ...
Palm fossils suggest Tibet had high mountains and deep valleys
A new study has suggested that Tibet may not have been a plateau all the time and perhaps had high mountains and deep valleys
New evidence confirms pre-continental sediments in Kutch and Cambay
The detailed study of pre-continental sediments will help in better understanding of tectonics, earthquakes, evolution and the drifting process …
Why India drifted fast from Gondwanaland?
हिरोशिमा के रेडियोधर्मी तत्व में मिले हिमालयी भूकंपों से जुड़े संकेत
पूर्वी हिमालय के अगले हिस्से में वर्ष 1950 में आए 8.6 रिक्टर की तीव्रता वाले इस भूकंप को असम-तिब्बत भूकंप के नाम से जाना ...
Neduvasal residents protest hydrocarbon extraction in agricultural land
A new government policy has made it easier to dig deeper for unconventional oil and gas. But a village in Tamil Nadu is up in arms against the …
The world’s five deadliest volcanoes … and why they’re so dangerous
Since 1600, 278,880 people have been killed by volcanic activity, with many of these deaths attributed to secondary hazards associated with the …
Not just Andaman, frequency of earthquakes is increasing in northeast too
The surge in frequency of tremors hitting northeast India can be attributed to giant earthquakes that preceded them
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 …
‘Missing element’ in earth's core identified; scientists say it is silicon
The third element at the Earth's core has baffled scientists until now
Southern Chile hit by 7.6-magnitude earthquake; infrastructural damage reported
Though there were at least dozens of weaker aftershocks, damage was restricted to the highway that runs across Chiloe Island
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 …
Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 hits Tripura; tremors felt in Assam, Bangladesh
The tremors caused by a shallow earthquake lasted for about a minute
Seismic activity has gone through the roof in last two months
Since December 2, 2016, there have been around 420 earthquakes of magnitude over 5 along all major continental plate boundaries
The Anthropocene is a nuclear epoch – so how can we survive it?
This year saw nuclear weapons tested, stockpiles renewed, and disasters remembered
Tidal stress linked to strong earthquakes, says study
The odds of large earthquakes occurring are higher during large tidal stress periods
Have human-made changes heralded a new epoch?
Experts have proposed that the new epoch—Anthropocene—began around 1950, when human-induced changes started affecting earth's geology
Big earthquake could hit Bangladesh, northeast India
Tremendous strain is building up due to plate convergence under Bangladesh, says a new paper. A single big rupture could cause a magnitude 9 quake
'Himalayan region will have earthquakes greater than magnitude 8 in the future'
Interview with Rebecca Bendick, Geologist and Professor at the department of geosciences in the University of Montana
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 …
‘We know where earthquakes can strike, but never when’
Mike Searle, lecturer at the Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford University and senior research fellow in Worcester College, Oxford, tells …
‘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 …
‘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 …