Experts Map Effects Of 1950 Quake – Study Shows Massive Loss

GUWAHATI, March 13: When an earthquake-ready Japan was swept away, defenceless, by the powerful tremor last Friday, many in Guwahati and the rest of the quake-prone zone began wondering what the damages would be like if the 1950 Assam quake that killed 1,500 people hit the state in 2011. Two scientists — Kishor Jaiswal and David Wald of the United States Geological Survey — have developed an earthquake...

Manipur Steps Up Disaster Management

India Myanmar Quake. Image Credit: AFP IMPHAL: Though Friday night’s earthquake left no major damages in Manipur, it served as a reminder for authorities to step up the disaster management programs. Incidentally, the earthquake was triggered a few hours after the closing ceremony of a five-day search and rescue program-cum-awareness camp on disaster management held in the Kongba Uchekon area...

State On Alert For Major Quakes

IMPHAL, Feb 5: State disaster management authorities have been keeping themselves on alert for major earthquakes as Manipur lies in the high magnitude seismic zone (Zone V). Although last night’s tremor did not cause any major damage in the State, the earthquake occurred at a time when the disaster management authorities have stepped up with different programs. Incidentally, the incident occurred...