updated 2:39 AM GMT, Apr 27, 2015

Frequently asked questions about earthquakes

In the wake of Saturday's massive earthquake in Nepal that wreaked havoc in the Himalayan nation besides rocking neighbouring countries, people want to know more about the phenomenon which is a manife

No quake forecast for India by NASA: Government

The NASA has made no earthquake forecast for India, the government said on Sunday, and asked people to ignore text messages with a "fake" prediction of a strong quake to hit north India.

"It is fake.

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Three Kashmiris missing in Nepal

Three Kashmiris missing in Nepal

Three Kashmiris were missing in Nepal since a massive earthquake hit the region killing over 2000 people, a senior police officer told Kashmir Dispatch on Sunday.

He said out of 28 persons from Kashmi

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Two Kashmiris hurt in Nepal quake

Two Kashmir men have suffered injuries in Nepal and were recuperating at a hospital, the Jammu and Kashmir police said here on Sunday. 

The police said as per the information available with the Contro

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Everest avalanche kills 18 climbers

Everest avalanche kills 18 climbers

Eighteen climbers, including foreigners, were killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by a 7.9-magnitude quake that hit Nepal on Saturday, the Nepal tourism ministry said on Sunday.

"Eighte

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Two from Jammu killed in Nepal earthquake

Two from Jammu killed in Nepal earthquake

Two people from Jammu and Kashmir have been killed in Nepal earthquake, a source said here on Sunday.

Former minister and senior PDP leader Sardar Rangil Singh told IANS over phone from Delhi: "Sarda

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Nepal Quake: Death toll rises to over 1800

Nepal Quake: Death toll rises to over 1800

The earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has killed at least 1,805 people, an official statement said on Sunday.

The earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, had its epicentre in Lamjung distr

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Two Indians die in Nepal earthquake

At least two Indians have died in the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, a top diplomat said.

Asked about Indian casualties India's ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae told IANS over phon

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