Tag: earthquake

  • Economic package of Rs.1.7 lakh cr. good but inadequate & short of expectations

    Economic package of Rs.1.7 lakh cr. good but inadequate & short of expectations

    By Pervez Bari The Rs.1.7 lakh crore economic packages announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the vulnerable sections is a welcome step but it is inadequate in quantity and is short of expectations. It works out to 0.8% of GDP. In the current circumstances anything under 3% of the GDP is totally inadequate. This…

  • Over 2,000 evacuated as 5.8 quake strikes Tibet

    Over 2,000 evacuated as 5.8 quake strikes Tibet

    Lhasa : More than 2,100 people were evacuated after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Xigaze city in Tibet autonomous region early on Monday, authorities said. No casualties were reported. The earthquake hit Xaitongmoin County at 3.32 a.m. It struck at a depth of 8 km, the China Earthquake Networks Centre was cited as saying by Xinhua…

  • A big earthquake might be waiting to strike Delhi NCR

    A big earthquake might be waiting to strike Delhi NCR

    By Arun Bapat, If a large magnitude earthquake occurs in the near future in the northwest (NW) Himalayas region as predicted by a recent study, the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi would suffer very heavy damage. The 2001 earthquake in Bhuj in Gujarat, which claimed about 10,000 lives, had shown that the destruction by…

  • 31 killed in 7.5-magnitude Papua New Guinea quake

    31 killed in 7.5-magnitude Papua New Guinea quake

    Sydney : At least 31 people were killed and over 300 others injured after an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea. the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Tuesday. According to the USGS, the tremor struck late Monday night at a depth of 35 km, with its centre about 90…