Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 330

Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 330

Tehran: A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border region killed over 330 people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, authorities reported on Monday. Iran’s western Kermanshah province bore the brunt of the temblor, with Iran’s state-run news […]

Medium-intensity tremor hits Kashmir

Medium-intensity tremor hits Kashmir

Srinagar: An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale shook Kashmir Valley on Saturday morning. There was, however, no damage caused by the tremor. The epicentre of the earthquake, which was recorded at 5.44 am, was in Symbol area of Bandipora, an official of the MET department said. Police said there were no reports of […]

Vohra urges time-bound steps to reduce earthquake vulnerability

Vohra urges time-bound steps to reduce earthquake vulnerability

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N Vohra, has urged Chief Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti to take personal cognizance and issue firm directives to each and every stakeholder to forthwith start preparing for dealing with an earthquake of 8.0 magnitude and above. In a letter to the CM the Governor has re-iterated that J&K is predominantly located in Seismic […]

US scientists say major earthquake likely in Jammu & Kashmir

US scientists say major earthquake likely in Jammu & Kashmir

New Delhi: New geologic mapping in the Himalayan Mountains of Kashmir suggests that the region is ripe for a major earthquake that could endanger the lives of as many as a million people, according to an Oregon State University statement. Scientists have found that the Reasi fault near Jammu has been building up pressure for […]