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अहमदाबाद. गुजरात (Gujarat) के कच्छ (Kutch) जिले में सोमवार की शाम को 4.3 तीव्रता का भूकंप (Earthquake) आया. अधिकारियों ने यह जानकारी दी. गांधीनगर (Gandhinagar) के भूकंपीय अनुसंधान संस्थान (आईएसआर) ने बताया कि सात बजकर एक मिनट पर भूकंप आया जिसकी तीव्रता 4.3 थी. उसका केंद्र कच्छ जिले के भरूच (Bharuch) में उत्तर-उत्तरपूर्व में 23 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर था.
इससे पहले इसी जिले में कुछ घंटे पहले भूकंप का हल्का झटका आया था जिसका केंद्र अहमदाबाद (Ahmedabad) से 340 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर था. जिला प्रशासन ने कहा कि अबतक भूकंप के कारण जान-माल के नुकसान की खबर नहीं आयी है.
जान-माल नुकसान की नहीं खबर
जिलाधिकारी एन नागराजन ने कहा कि हमें जान-माल के नुकसान की कोई खबर नहीं मिली है. आईएसआर के अनुसार कच्छ के अन्य हिस्से में सोमवार को ही नौ बजकर 2.7 तीव्रता का भूकंप आया था. उसका केंद्र जिले के दुधाई के पश्चिम- उत्तर पश्चिम में 16 किलोमीटर की दूरी पर था.
कच्छ जिले में जनवरी, 2001 में विनाशकारी भूकंप आया था जिसमें हजारों लोगों की जान चली गयी थी और लाखों मकान ध्वस्त हो गये थे.
भूकंप का एपी सेन्टर भचाउ बताया जा रहा है. भूकंप का एहसास होने के बाद लोग घरों, दफ्तरों और दुकानों से बाहर सड़क पर आ गए. फिलहाल किसी भी तरह के जान-माल के नुकसान की खबर नहीं मिली है.
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8 soldiers buried alive today afternoon due to an avalanche hitting the northern part of Siachen glacier
Eight soldiers were feared trapped under snow after an avalanche hit Army positions in the Siachen glacier on Monday, ANI reported, citing unidentified officials.
The avalanche was reported in the Northern Siachen glacier around 3.30 pm, according to The Indian Express. The soldiers were a part of a patrolling party. The team was reportedly on their way to rescue a soldier at a forward post after he fell ill. Rescue operations are going on.
“They have been trapped at a height of between 18,000 and 19,000 feet above sea level after they were hit by a snow avalanche,” an unidentified senior Army official told IANS
More details are awaited.
The Siachen Glacier is at an altitude of 5,400 metres above sea level. It is part of the eastern Karakoram Range in the Himalayas where the Line of Control between India and Pakistan ends.
The Indian Army has deployed a brigade in the area, where some posts are located above 6,400 metres. At such an altitude, breathing normally is difficult and the places are prone to avalanches.
The Army has been controlling the Siachen glacier since April 13, 1984, when Operation Meghdoot was launched to capture the glacier by defeating Pakistan.
Date & time: Monday, 18 November 2019 13:22 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.61°N / 125.03°E (Philippines)
Nearest volcano: Musuan (27 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2*10^13 J (8.78 GWh / 7558 tons of TNT / 0.5 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
In a tragic road accident near Shridungergarh on NH-11 in Bikaner district of Rajasthan, at least 10 people lost their lives and many more injured. The number of casualties may increase. The incident occured due to collission between a Bus and Truck on National Highway.
Hyderabad: 16 injured after Express, local train collide at Kacheguda; efforts on to rescue trapped driver
In a fatal accident, two trains collided at the Kacheguda station in Telangana’s Hyderabad. Sixteen people have been injured in the accident so far, including a driver who was trapped in his badly mangled cabin for eight hours.
The incident occurred when an MMTS train and an express train had a head-on collision between Kacheguda- Malakpet railway stations in Hyderabad. Sixteen passengers suffered injuries and have been rushed to nearby hospitals.
Railway authority and local administration have been rushed to the spot. According to the initial report, the driver of the local train is still stuck in the engine.
“Received the tragic news of the train accident in Hyderabad & immediate instructions have been given to the authorities for assistance & monitoring,” Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted.
“Railway administration is extending assistance & have made arrangements for the treatment of the injured at the accident site,” he said.
In the aftermath of tropical cyclone Bulbul, five districts of Odisha – Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak Balasore and Mayurbhanj have been affected. Jajpur is also affected to some extent, a report released by the office of Special Relief Commissioner on Sunday stated.
No human casualties have reported but 11 large animals, 5 small animals and 50 poultry birds have been lost due to the cyclone. Road clearance is complete in all the affected districts. NDRF, ODRAF and Fire Service teams substantially assisted in cutting down the fallen trees and clearing the roads, the report added.
As per initial report, about 5500 houses have been damaged due to cyclone. A detailed assessment of house damage will be completed within a week. As many as 8218 persons were evacuated in 5 districts namely Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts and placed in 91 shelters. All of them have in the mean time returned to their home
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Severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ made landfall Saturday midnight between Sagar Islands of West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh, hurtling northeastwards into the neighbouring country over the Sunderban delta, with two deaths reported in its wake.
The system, which made landfall as a severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained speed of 110 to 120 kilometres per hour with gusts up to 135 kmph, is set to weaken gradually as it moves into Bangladesh through the Sunderban delta, Regional MeT director G K Das said in Kolkata.
New Delhi(CNN)About 500,000 people have been evacuated from Bangladesh’s coastal region, as the nation waits for Cyclone Bulbul to hit on Saturday evening — according to the country’s disaster management minister.
The cyclone was more than 124 miles (200 kilometres) away from the Bangladesh coast and moving at a speed of 15-20 km/h, Enamur Rahman said Saturday.
“We have taken all the measures and people from coastal area — they have been moved to the cyclone shelters,” he added.
Local volunteers are helping to create awareness in the region and armed forces are present to provide security.
Operations at the Chittagong airport were suspended, Rahmann said, and tidal waves measuring 5-7 feet are expected to hit the coast as the cyclone makes landfall.
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Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Oct 29 (ANI): Odisha State Disaster Management Authority in collaboration with the Department of Sports and Youth Services on Tuesday organised a mini-marathon to create awareness on disaster reduction and disaster management among the masses.
Each year, the state government organises such events to remind people about the 1999 Odisha cyclone which was the most intense recorded tropical cyclone in the North Indian Ocean and had caused massive destruction in the region. Nearly 10,000 people lost their lives in then cyclone fury.
“20 years back, many lives were lost in a super cyclone. People at that time were not aware of how to cope up with the cyclone. On this day, each year, we assemble and remind ourselves to work efficiently to reduce the impact of the disaster on community and minimised the disaster,” said PK Jena, Special Relief Commissioner Odisha.
Revenue Minister of Odisha, Sudam Marandi talking on the issue told ANI that all the state officials are well equipped and trained to combat the natural disasters anytime.
“We now have new technologically, which alerts us about the heavy rainfall, cyclone etc. Our state officials are all trained to battle the disaster. During Fany also, we have done a lot of restoration and rehabilitation work. Such events help to make people aware of the natural disaster and how to tackle it. We also conduct orientation programmes in villages as well as cities.”
Notably, a couple of school students also took part in the mini-marathon and expressed happiness after gaining knowledge about the do’s and dont’s during the cyclone.
“I met a lot of new people today during the event, I have also gained lot of knowledge about the natural disaster, its causes and how we can reduce it. In Odisha, the population is increasing, so such kind of programmes are relevant for the local community,” said Laxmipriya, a school student. (ANI)