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Hot spots for world's powerful earthquakes identified

Researchers have pinpointed the locations -- like Indonesia's Sumatra Island -- where the world's largest earthquakes are most likely to take place, with greater accuracy than ever before. The......

Moderate quake hits Sumatra island

An earthquake of moderate intensity rattled the Indonesian island of Sumatra late Friday night, the Meteorological Department said Saturday.Quake hits North IndiaThe temblor, measuring 5.4 on the......

Strong quake hits Sumatra

A strong earthquake rocked a large swath of Indonesia's Sumatra Island today, shaking buildings and causing panic, witnesses and a meteorological official said.Officials were still measuring the......

5.8-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

A strong earthquake struck off the northern coast of Sumatra island in Indonesia on Friday morning, seismologists in Hong Kong said.The 5.8-magnitude quake's epicenter was about 290 km southwest of......

Moderate quake hits Sumatra, Myanmar

An earthquake of moderate intensity shook Indonesia's Sumatra Island on Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department said.The tremor, measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, occurred at 2040 hours......

Calamities make world economy poorer by $50 bn

It is not just the financial turmoil that consumed billions of dollars but also natural catastrophe, and such disastrous incidents resulting in global economic losses to the tune of $50 billion......

Myanmar pipelines confirm China's place in Bay

Come September, and China will begin to lay parallel oil and natural gas pipelines from the Kyaukpyu deep-sea port on Myanmar's Arakan coast in the Bay of Bengal, all the way up north-east to......

Tea, world's 2nd most popular beverage

Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world, after water. It is estimated that somewhere between 18 and 20 billion 6 oz. cups of tea are drunk daily on our planet.An extension of numbers......

India woos South Korean oil cos

India on Monday invited South Korean oil companies to invest in the country's upstream and refining sector and also work jointly to explore opportunities in other countries."We have invited them to......

Uniting against a tsunami

But for the tsunami, the four Sumatrans whom an Indian coast guard vessel rescued near Great Nicobar's Campbell Bay would have been arrested and thrown into jail. The wrath of wind and wave had......

South Korea face Japan in Asian Cup sideshow

Games between South Korea and Japan are traditionally fierce, passionate affairs, but Saturday's clash for third place at the Asian Cup is unlikely to set pulses racing. The two regional soccer......

Federer calls for tsunami relief effort

World number one Roger Federer led calls for tennis to join other sports in raising money for victims of the south Asian tsunami disaster.Federer said tennis players should follow the example set......

Kolkata likely venue for charity game

Kolkata's Eden Gardens is the likely venue for next month's return game between a World team and an Asia XI to raise funds for victims of the south Asian tsunami disaster. "The ACC wants the match......

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amitava duttamajumdar
Q. Who was the first to utilized petroleum (largely available in middle east) to run an engine?
Amitava Duttamajumdar:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-was-the-first-to-utilized-petroleum-largely-available-in/28004912/answers/

kishore malhotra
Q. In which state is Bay of Bengal ?
Kishore Malhotra:  A. The famous tenth-century Muslim historian al-Mas'udi wrote about the oil fields in Muslim lands. He used the word atam to describe a burning well....... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/in-which-state-is-bay-of-bengal-/24396208/answers/28004925

praveen
Q. "India has issued tsunami warning for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, coastal regions of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh following a massive 8.7 magnitude earthquake off Sumatra coast(Indonesia). The Chennai port has been shut down due to tsunami alert. "Ur opinion on this????
Praveen:  A. Bay Of Bengal large but relatively shallow embayment of the northeastern Indian Ocean, occupying an area of about 839,000 square miles (2,173,000...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/india-has-issued-tsunami-warning-for-andaman-and-nicobar-isl/22533811/answers/24396230

Lost Soul
Q. CNN) -- A massive earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, triggering a tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean.The quake, which struck about 500 kilometers from Indonesia's Aceh province, had a magnitude of 8.7, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It took place at a depth of 33 kilometers.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it had issued a tsunami watch for the entire Indian Ocean.Banda Aceh was devastated by a tsunami resulting from an earthquake in December 2004.
Lost Soul:  A. People should be alert and careful in these places. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/cnn----a-massive-earthquake-struck-off-the-coast-of-the-indo/22532611/answers/22533836

sanjeev
Q. Pontianak, in the Republic of Indonesia, lies almost exactly on the equator. On which of this country's many islands is it located? (Hint: It is the third biggest island in the world.a) Sumatrab) Balic) Borneod) Singapore
Sanjeev:  A. thanx for info more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/pontianak-in-the-republic-of-indonesia-lies-almost-exactly-o/22244731/answers/22532622

  Web results for Sumatra Island
Out of tragedy, fortune for Lankan tsunami village

A decade on, Seenigama has risen from the ashes and is now a model of prosperity Reuters | Seenigama December 26, 2014 Last Updated at 00:07 IST As... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/out-of-tragedy-fortune-for-lankan-tsunami-village-114122600002_1.html
India's tsunami warning plan still not accurate enough

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, scientists plan to further improve the countrys tsunami warming system by adding 35... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/449618/indias-tsunami-warning-plan-still.html
Thousands pray at Indonesian mosque that survived, 10 yrs after tsunami

By By | Reuters 5 minutes ago BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Thousands of Indonesians gathered on Thursday to pray at a mosque that was one... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/thousands-pray-indonesian-mosque-survived-10-yrs-tsunami-154056294.html
Floods displace 120,000 people in Indonesia's Aceh

Jakarta, Dec 24 (IANS): Floods in Indonesia's Aceh province in the northern tip of Sumatra island have displaced at least 120,966 people, an... ...

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=286208
A decade later

Ten years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the pain seems to be still fresh. However, the world's deadliest catastrophe triggered, not only affected... ...

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/95941-a-decade-later.html

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