Protest rally in Washington in support of Puerto Rico

Washington, Nov 20 : Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C. in show of support to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico in September, wreaking havoc on the US territory’s infrastructure. About half of its 3.4 million residents still lack electricity, Xinhua reported. The protesters, carrying Puerto Rican flags […]

Scientists predict bigger earthquakes in 2018

Washington, Nov 20 : The world could see an increase in the number of strong earthquakes in 2018 and the next few years due to periodic slowing of the Earth’s rotation, scientists have warned. There is a clear correlation between the speed of the earth’s rotation and global earthquake activity, said Roger Bilham of the […]

Mexico City reconstruction to take seven years: Mayor

Mexico City, Nov 19 : The reconstruction of the damage in Mexico City caused by the September 19 earthquake will take seven years, Mayor Migual Angel Mancera said. Mancera on Saturday said the authorities are working in every aspect of the reconstruction effort, but warned it was not a short-term goal, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

6.9-magnitude quake strikes southern China

Lhasa, Nov 18 : An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.9 hit Nyingchi, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, in the early hours of Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). No casualty has been reported after the quake which struck at 6:34 a.m. on Saturday (Beijing Time), Xinhua news agency reported. However, the […]

Pakistan dispatches relief goods to Iran quake victims

Islamabad, Nov 18 : Pakistan has dispatched humanitarian relief assistance to the earthquake victims of Iran, said officials. A C-130 plane, carrying 12 tons of relief goods, was sent to Tehran on the directives of Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the country’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported. […]