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Tech for retrofitting non-earthquake-resistant buildings can prevent major damage in old settlements

New Delhi, November 04, 2022:Researchers have found a solution for retrofitting old non-earthquake-resistant buildings with a technology that can prevent major damage to such buildings from earthquake without compromising on their strength. The technology called semi-confined unreinforced brick masonry (SC-URBM) can resolve the problem of spread of settlements in earthquake-prone areas with constructions that have […]

Novel experimental framework in fluid dynamics can help in earthquake early warnings

New Delhi, June 23, 2022: Scientists have developed a novel experimental framework in fluid dynamics to describe deformation in disordered soft solids formed by mixing solid grains at significant proportions in a simple liquid which can help in developing early warning systems to minimize damage due to catastrophic events like landslide/earthquake. Granular systems exist all around […]

Low-cost super-elastic buckling restrained braces can improve earthquake resistance of structures

New Delhi, May 26, 2022: Researchers have developed low-cost buckling-restrained braces that can give improved protection to constructions from earthquakes. These braces have several advantages, such as all-steel components, onsite fabrication and assembling process, post-earthquake inspection, and easy replacement. The earthquake resistance of civil structures is often improved by using seismic force-resisting systems or vibration control […]

Spectacular landscape changes detected in Gujarat’s Kachchh region due to major earthquakes in recent geological past

New Delhi, January 24, 2022: Major earthquake events in last 30,000 years resulted in spectacular changes in landscape of the Katrol Hill Fault in the Kachchh region in Gujarat, a study conducted on sediment samples revealed. These surprising geological facts about the seismic history of the fault in the recent geological past necessitate a revised seismic […]

Non-uniformity of Himalayas foresees significantly large earthquake events

New Delhi, April 12, 2021: Scientists have found that the Himalayas are not uniform and assume different physical and mechanical properties in different directions – a property present in crystals called anisotropy which could result in significantly large earthquake events in the Himalayas. The NW region of India, an area covering Garhwal and Himachal Pradesh, has […]

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Tsunami and earthquake in Central Sulawesi in Indonesia

At least 832 people have been killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency has informed. Several hundred are trapped in the rubble of structures that collapsed in Friday’s 7.5-magnitude earthquake. The quake had triggered tsunami waves as high as 6m (20ft). Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President […]

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Leader warns organized conversion to Christianity is going on in Nepal

Nepal is undergoing rapid transformation due to rapid conversion to Christianity. Senior politician Kamal Thapa, former Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal who has committed himself to re-establish the erstwhile Hindu State identity of Nepal, has warned. Thapa, who is also the Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal chairperson, has also warned that the conversion efforts are going […]