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IIT Delhi researchers develop low-cost buckling braces to improve earthquake resistance

According to IIT-D officials, the braces boast several advantages, such as all-steel components, on-site fabrication and assembling process, post-earthquake inspection and easy replacement

Published on 14th June 2022
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What happened on April 4: When we lost the man who had a dream and let's recollect the Kangra earthquake 

A lot has happened on April 4 over the years, including the birth of Microsoft. Let's look at a few other notable events from the day in today's #ThrowbackToday  

 

Published on 4th April 2022
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This researcher from IIT Madras might have just found the answer to detecting earthquakes in the nick of time

The Predictive Approach employed by the team can help increase the accuracy of detecting the very first, non-threatening wave of a trembler, giving us time to take some protective action

Published on 11th November 2021
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What happened on October 8: Che Guevara was captured, an earthquake hit Kashmir

This day in history is remembered as a black day by many as the two events that took place on October 8    are marred by death and destruction

Published on 8th October 2021
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An earthquake of 5.1 intensity hit Chennai on August 24. Should we be worried?

Twitterati had a mixed reaction to the earthquake. But some expressed serious concerns linking it to climate change

Published on 24th August 2021
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Over half a million children affected by Haiti earthquake: UNICEF

Search and rescue efforts are underway, with official reports of over 1,941 deaths and 7,000 injured. More than 84,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed

Published on 18th August 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: Remembering the horrific Bhuj earthquake that tore through Gujarat  

In today's #TBT, we mourn the loss and injuries of all those people whose lives were put on hold, or stopped altogether, because of this earthquake. Also remembering the cartoonist R K Laxman...

Published on 26th January 2021
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IIIT Hyderabad, National Disaster Management Authority develop 'RVS Primer' to estimate damage during earthquake

While disaster management has hitherto followed a relief-centric approach, the RVS Primer will assist in a more mitigation- and preparedness-centric approach

Published on 16th October 2020
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IIT Roorkee's warning system will alert people up to a minute before an earthquake strikes

While this may not be enough to completely evacuate buildings, such warnings can at least allow people to take cover and protect themselves from fatal injuries

Published on 27th December 2018
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Harvard-Google AI model to predict earthquake aftershock sites

Earthquakes typically occur in sequences -- an initial "mainshock" (the event that usually gets the headlines) is often followed by a set of "aftershocks"

Published on 31st August 2018
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He wrote to the NDMA way before the 2015 Nepal earthquake about the high threat of earthquakes in the Himalayas!

Dr Sreevalsa Kolathayar might be the only person who wrote to the NDMA about the risks before the 2008 earthquakes. Read on to find out more about his measures to get people prepared for earthquakes

Published on 29th May 2017

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