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Earthquake!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Big Adda' started by Barney Stinson, Sep 18, 2011.

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  1. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    IAF C-130J Super Hercules gets its first mission.

    One C_130J has been dispatched from Hindan to Bagdogra for Indian earthquake relief. Carrying 200 personnel.

    Well done IAF.:tup:
     
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  2. B_R_I_C

    B_R_I_C 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Lets pray for minimum casualties :frown:

    Every Indian should pray for our brothers in North-east...
     
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    Any new Reports, coming in???
    Any early assessment of loss of Life and Economic activities
     
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    12 is the official casualty list till now...

    Lets pray it stays like that.
     
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    Yes lets hope it Freeze at that number
     
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    :frown: RIP to those who've lost their lives. I didn't know NE India was prone to earthquakes.
     
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    Almost the whole of NE India falls under Seismic Zone V. Hope there are no more casualties. :frown:
     
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    i am in Jalpaiguri..only 115 km from the epicentre of the earthquake...The quake struck an area at 6.10pm which was 45 sec long and was followed by three strong aftershocks measuring 5.7, 5.3 and 4.6 on the Richter scale.those 45 sec was the most horrible moment in my life...in my town many building were damaged....and 1 casualties have been reported....
    and total in INDIA...13 people(Seven people have died in Sikkim, 4 in Bengal, 2 in Bihar)have died till now....
    RIP to them..
     
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    Sad sad news. R.I.P.
     
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    Another aftershock was strucked just 15 min ago..
     
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    Updated Sep 19, 2011 at 10:02am IST
    18 dead in Sikkim quake; 200 rescued, many trapped

    New Delhi: 18 people lost their lives as a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Sikkim on Sunday evening. The death toll is at 18 which includes 7 in Sikkim, 4 in West Bengal 2 in Bihar and 5 in Nepal.

    Authorities fear the toll could rise further. The exact extent of damages is yet to be asessed as relief and rescue is yet to reach affected areas.

    The Army has lost 2 jawans in North Sikkim. Army vehicles including a bus that went missing have been found and all personnel are safe. In all 50 armed columns have been deployed. 7-10 cookhouses have been set up to provide food to the homeless. The Bagdogra airbase has been made the centre of all operations.

    The armed forces have deployed teams for relief and rescue activity, the Centre is also sending emergency teams in. But heavy rains, intermittent power cut, and loss of mobile phone connectivity did hamper rescue operations in the initial hours.

    At 6.10 pm on Sunday evening, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Sikkim. Mangan, 54 km from Gangtok, was the epicentre of that quake that left a trail of death and massive damages in its wake. It was not just Sikkim that was shaken, the tremors were felt in Delhi, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, North East and Nepal.

    The quake has cut off Sikkim. Mobile connectivity has been hit. The national highway is closed after heavy rains followed by landslides and there are reports of people being trapped. The Army has already reached out to the affected.

    The Centre has rushed in teams of the National Disaster Response Force. They have been flown in from Delhi and Kolkata till Bagdora from where they proceed by road. But the bad weather and landslides are posing huge challenges.

    The quake has given a rude jolt to Sikkim and many parts of northern and eastern India. Several homes and properties have been damaged but a clearer picture of the extent of damages is yet to come out.

    Rescue operations underway

    Rescue operations began within hours of the quake striking. Army columns in small teams have been deployed across Sikkim to provide humanitarian assistance. These columns comprise medical teams with first aid kits as well as engineers. 400 personnel from the National Disaster Relief Force have reached Bagdogra from where they will move by road.

    30 columns from the 33 Cors in Siliguri are also engaged in rescue activity. Bihar is sending 160 personnel in. The BSF rescue team and the dog squad are there too. The DGP of Sikkim who was in Delhi when the disaster occured will set out for Gangtok on Monday.

    Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel rescued 200 civilians including 22 tourists, they've taken refuge at the Pegong camp. An IAF team carrying supplies is on its way.

    Bihar, Gujarat offer assistance

    States like Bihar and Bengal are also sending rescue teams to Sikkim. Others too have offered assistance.

    "When the earthquake happened I too felt the termor. Our departments are on the job, we are gathering information," said Bihar Chief Minis Nitish Kumar.

    "On behalf of the people of Gujarat I convey my condolences. Such a situation demands cooperation from all. The Gujarat government is ready to extend support to all those who have been affected," said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
     
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    Fifth EQ in India in September this year:

    Magnitude 3.9-earthquake strikes Maharashtra, epicentre at Latur
    Indo-Asian News Service, Updated: September 19, 2011 11:08 IS

    Mumbai: An earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter Scale shook Maharashtra on early Monday, barely 12 hours after a powerful quake jolted northern and eastern India, an official said.

    According to an official of the Seismological Monitoring Centre, the quake was felt at 6.22 am with the epicentre in Latur district.

    Though there are unconfirmed reports of minor damage to a few houses in some villages, no casualties have been reported so far, an official said.

    The quake was felt, among other areas, in Latur, Parbhani, Osmanabad and Solapur districts.
     
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