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Disruption of TV signals, mobiles may help predict earthquakes (Comment) 9.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Uttarakhand on the night of February 6. As usual, there was the news rush -- breaking news, specialists' comments and the like. But the earthquake news was somewhat eclipsed by the current charged election environment.
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Novel mechanism may stop tsunamis in their tracks 26.1.2017 DNA: Popular News
Devastating tsunamis could be halted before hitting the Earth's shoreline by firing deep-ocean sound waves at the oncoming mass of water, researchers have proposed. According to Usama Kadri from Cardiff University in the UK, many lives could ultimately be saved by using acoustic-gravity waves (AGWs) against tsunamis that are triggered by earthquakes, landslides and other violent geological events. AGWs are naturally occurring sounds waves that move through the deep ocean at the speed of sound and can travel thousands of metres below the surface. AGWs can measure even hundreds of kilometres in length and it is thought that certain lifeforms such as plankton, that are unable to swim against a current, rely on the waves to aid their movement, enhancing their ability to find food. Kadri proposes that if we can find a way to engineer these waves, they can be fired at an incoming tsunami and will react with the wave in such a way that reduces its amplitude or height, causing its energy to dissipate over a ...
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Gibson, on a cinema rehabilitation 21.1.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The Hollywood resurrection of Mel Gibson has begun. The Oscar-winning filmmaker and actor has kept a low profile for the past decade, sheltering from the tsunami of public condemnation that descended on him following revelations of his anti-Semitic and misogynist rants. But now Gibson, 60, has emerged from the shadows with Hacksaw Ridge, a brutally violent but highly effective combat saga that earned a 10-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival. The true story of a pacificist combat medic and Seventh-day Adventist Christian caught up in the inferno of the Second World War, it's the first movie Gibson has directed since the gruesome but thrilling Apocalypto in 2006, and it stands a good chance of award nominations later this year. "Well," he says, "the last 10 years have been interesting. I don't feel like this is some kind of comeback for me, I just feel like it's good. But I was always busy during that time, and I was always writing and developing stuff. Traditionally, people have not been ...
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China, Sri Lanka build Friendship Village for landslide victims 18.1.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Sri Lanka and China have started to construct the Aranayake China-Sri Lanka Friendship village in the central part of the island nation to provide shelter for landslide victims, the Chinese embassy said on Wednesday.
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Pongal at children’s home 14.1.2017 Hindu: News
The district administration will provide more facilities to children who lost their parents during the tsunami in 2004 and accommodated at Annai Sathya Home here, said Collector S. Palanisamy. Address...
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12 years after tsunami, man gets govt aid 27.12.2016 TOI: All Headlines
12 years after tsunami, man gets govt aid
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Health camps conducted for fishermen 22.12.2016 Hindu: Cities
A medical camp was organised for the fishermen community in Thalankuppam at Ennore on Wednesday by the Indian Coast Guard in association with Apollo Hospitals and Adani Port Trust. As many as 250 fis...
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Trump tsunami sweeps the US (2016 In Retrospect) 18.12.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Donald Trump rewrote history with an incredible presidential run that made him Time's Person of the Year and catapulted him to the second spot on Forbes list of the world's most powerful.
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Another difficult day for Nochikuppam residents 14.12.2016 Hindu: Chennai
There was an air of acceptance at Tent 2 on Tuesday afternoon. By then, residents of the one-room corrugated tsunami rehabilitation project had prepared themselves for another climatic onslaught. Miss...
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Indonesia earthquake: 45,000 people homeless, more than 100 killed in disaster-stricken province 10.12.2016 Zee News : South Asia
The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake earlier this week levelled hundreds of homes, mosques and businesses across Aceh province.
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Indonesia earthquake: Quake toll rises to 102, many trapped alive 9.12.2016 News
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has ordered immediate assistance to Aceh following the earthquake
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Aftershocks rattle Indonesia; earthquake toll rises to 102 8.12.2016 Zee News : World
The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake levelled hundreds of homes, mosques, and businesses across Aceh province, one of the areas worst affected by the devastating 2004 tsunami.
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Indonesia quake toll rises to 102 8.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
Indonesia quake toll rises to 102
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97 killed as quake hits Indonesia's Aceh province 7.12.2016 Hindu: News
Ninety-seven people were killed as an earthquake struck Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday. Frantic rescue effort was on in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings.Maj. Gen. ...
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Jayalalithaa a ruthless administrator who got the job done, but demanded absolute submission 7.12.2016 FirstPost: Politics

On one side, you see in Jayalalithaa a woman who was the personification of authoritarianism. But on the other hand, she was an able and efficient administrator who came up with innovative schemes

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Indonesia quake toll jumps to 97 as more bodies found 7.12.2016 deccanherald.com
The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck western Indonesia today has nearly doubled to 97, the military said, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble of scores of shattered buildings. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake struck Pidie Jaya district in Aceh province at dawn as many in the mainly Muslim region on Sumatra island were preparing for morning prayers. The death toll has steadily climbed as rescue crews search, often by hand, through the homes, mosques and shops reduced to ruins. The earlier figure of 52 dead was revised up significantly by the Indonesian military, which has taken over responsibility for the search and rescue operation. "So far 97 people have been killed and the number keeps growing," Aceh military chief Tatang Sulaiman told AFP. "When we retrieve bodies sometimes theres five, sometimes 10 corpses." More than 1,000 soldiers and about 900 police have been deployed to the worst-hit areas to set up shelters and evacuation points, he added. Hundreds of houses and shops had ...
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Indonesia earthquake toll jumps to 97: Military 7.12.2016 Zee News : World
Mosques and shops were flattened in the small town of Meureudu, where the force of the quake sent people fleeing from their homes. No tsunami alert was issued.
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97 killed as strong quake hits Indonesia's Aceh province 7.12.2016 Hindu: International
A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing 97 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings.Maj. Gen. Tat...
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Indonesia earthquake: Death toll climbs to 97, hundreds of people injured 7.12.2016 FirstPost: World

At least 54 people died and hundreds were injured after an earthquake struck off Aceh province on Indonesia's Sumatra island, local officials said.

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Earthquake in Indonesia: Death toll rises to 50, emergency declared in Aceh 7.12.2016 DNA: Top News
The death toll from a strong earthquake that hit northern Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday has doubled to at least 50, Indonesia's disaster agency said, as rescuers searched dozens of collapsed buildings for trapped survivors. Search and rescue teams used earth movers to clear rubble and reach what authorities believed were dozens of victims trapped after the magnitude 6.5 quake. Sutopo Nugroho of the national disaster management agency said a state of emergency had been declared in Aceh, which sits on the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island. "We are now focusing on searching for victims and possible survivors," Nugroho said. President Joko Widodo said he had instructed his chief of staff to visit the disaster area.  Aceh was devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami centred on its western coast near the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, on Dec. 26, 2004. Wednesday's quake hit the east coast of the province, about 170 km (105 miles) from Banda Aceh. Nugroho said Aceh's Pidie Jaya regency, ...
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