Volcanic eruption threat forces evacuation in Iceland

Icelandic authorities announced the completion of the evacuation of the town of Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula following a state of emergency after strong earthquakes rocked the peninsula in the southwest of the country.

Shaken up

Nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Himalayas, Nepal has faced the relentless wrath of nature in the form of devastating earthquakes time and time again.

Changing hues of migration

Mobility is normal human behavior and a global phenomenon. Our ancestors in the prehistoric era were hunters-gatherers. They were constantly on the move in search of food and shelter. Floods, storms, earthquakes too compelled them to move from one place to the other. Agriculture changed life, and man started to settle at a place. About 96.5 per cent of the global population today lives in countries where they were born. But there are 3.5 per cent who reside in other countries.

Two back-to-back tremors rock J&K

Two earthquakes of medium intensity rocked J&K on Monday as no report of any casualty or damage to property was received from anywhere so far.

J&K, Ladakh rocked by 11 quakes in six days

The earthquakes though have not caused any major damage, they have revived the memories of the earthquake of 8 October 2005 that caused massive damage in J&K and also in the Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir where at least 86,000 people were killed and nearly one lakh wounded.