Mystery Behind Occurrence of Disasters on 26th Day of The Month

Sanyam Mittal,   28 Oct , 2015  

30 May 1960, Valdivia, Chile --- Damage from the 1960 Chile earthquake, the largest earthquake of the 20th century --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Recently, Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of India and Tajikistan were shaken up by an earthquake. With its epicentre in Afghanistan, it was a critical one having magnitude of 7.5. Being dated 26, it was in news due to some irrational arguments. In retrospect, numerous disasters were found to occur on 26th day of the month. Some vacuous people raised certain questions while some presented unjustifiable stories as the answers. Although, no justification was established, one will be forced to think upon it as he/she goes through the past figures mentioned below. More…

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Top 5 most deadliest earthquakes ever

Richa Sinha,   28 Oct , 2015  


An earthquake is a natural disaster which is also known as a quake, tremor or temblor. It is the perceptible shaking of the surface caused by the sudden breaking and movement of large sections (tectonic plates) of the earth’s rocky outermost crust. The edges of the tectonic plates are marked by faults or fractures. Most earthquakes occur along the fault lines when the plates slide past each other or collide against each other. Earthquakes are well known for the damage and destruction they leave behind.


Top 5 Deadliest earthquakes in the world :

Note :

Magnitude of the earthquake is measured using ‘moment magnitude’ scale (Mw).  Exact death tolls can be difficult to calculate so these figures should be considered as near estimates.

1. Great Chilean Earthquake :

The Great Chilean earthquake is also known as 1960 Valdivia earthquake. It occurred in the afternoon (19:11 GMT, 15:11 local time) on 22 May, 1960 and lasted approximately for 10 minutes with the magnitude of 9.5 Mw. Its epicentre was near lumaco but it also affected southern Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, eastern New Zealand, southeast Australia, and the Aleutian Islands. More…

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