‘Tsunami’ rescue mock drill held at Uchila Bovi School

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Ullal : The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) had set up an incident command post at Uchila Bovi Boys’ English Medium School near Someshwara beach, Mangaluru, on Thursday, following back-to-back tsunami alerts from ‘10 km off coast of Pakistan’ starting from 11.30 am IST sounded from Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (Incois). Ambulances zipping […]

Speedy tsunami seen on Sun’s surface

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Two satellites have seen “tsunami” spreading on the surface of the Sun after a release of matter into space called a coronal mass ejection (CME). These tsunami of heightened magnetic field and hot, ionised gas race across the Sun at about 400km per second. Analysis of the chance sighting, to be published in Solar Physics, […]

Strong earthquake hits northeast Japan, tsunami warning issued

Friday, December 7th, 2012
Northeastern Japan

Tokyo: A strong earthquake centred off the coast of northeastern Japan shook buildings as far as Tokyo and led to a tsunami warning for coastal areas of the northeast, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday. The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, the US Geological Survey said. That was revised from an earlier estimate […]

Earthquake in Indonesia, Tsunami warning in 28 countries

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Indonesia Tsunami

Bangalore : An earthquake of 8.9 on Richter scale has struck Indonesia. Tremors were also felt in Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore,Mangalore  Patna, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar and several other cities on the eastern coast of India. India has also issued tsunami warning for coastal regions of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands following the […]

Child swept away in tsunami finds parents after 7 years

Saturday, December 24th, 2011
Indian Ocean tsunami

Banda Aceh, Indonesia:  A girl who was swept away in the Indian Ocean tsunami seven years ago said Friday that she broke down in tears this week after tracking down her parents, who had long lost hope of finding her alive. Fifteen-year-old Wati showed up at a cafe in Meulaboh, a town in Aceh province, […]

2nd earthquake of day shakes northern Japan

Thursday, November 24th, 2011
Japan earthquake

Tokyo: Two strong earthquakes rattled northern Japan on Thursday, but neither caused any apparent damage or a tsunami. A magnitude-6.1 quake struck Thursday evening south of the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said. It hit about 465 miles (750 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo and 19 miles (30 kilometers) below the sea surface. The […]

Economic Agonies: Swiss banks keep our deposits abroad

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Geneva/New Delhi: you work for hard money for 10 hours a day, but it evaporates into rolls of printed paper, not worth its weight in gold and silver. Then you transfer it to Swiss banks, Bermuda, Mauritius, St.Kitt’s, Liechtenstein, or Timbuktu. Are you happy now? You have evaded a national Govt., its Tax department, and […]

Local Fishmeal and other exports not affected by Tsunami hits

Friday, March 25th, 2011
pramod madwaraj

Udupi/Mangalore: The production in deep sea fishing catch has come down in summer, but it is not due to high tides, say fishermen, traders in fish and fishmeal industry unit owners these days. Pramod Madhwaraj who owns 2 of the 3 fish processing units in fishing town of Malpe, told reporters here on Thursday, that […]

Tsunami in Japan after earthquake (8.9)

Friday, March 11th, 2011
Tsunami in Japan after earthquake

Tokyo : Japan: 2 earthquakes of major impact (7.2 on Richter scale) hit Japan, a nation of 4 islands this week, the second one is only yesterday. No country is better ready to face such natural calamities that Japan under American suzerainty. Even children are trained to face earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis (in Japanese, it […]

Threat to coastal India, beware, due to rising sea water levels?

Friday, July 16th, 2010
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Mangalore : Threats can come from any sides these days. After the Indonesian Tsunami, there had been small versions of such tidal waves around the peninsular Indian coast, apart from Andaman / Nicobar island groups. Now the threat is increasing, not because of fishing in Indian waters and smuggling trade of narcotics and electronic toys, […]