Earthquake in Taiwan

Mapping   Source: IE  Context: A powerful earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck Taiwan. What makes Taiwan and Japan so prone to earthquakes? Taiwan and Japan are highly prone to earthquakes due to their location along major tectonic plate boundaries. Both countries sit on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where several tectonic plates converge. Taiwan is …

A devastating quake in Turkey recalls the tragedies awaiting India

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Disaster Management and Preparedness   Source: TH    Direction: The article highlights how India should use the recent earthquake in Turkey as a lesson and get ready for the future.    Why is Indian terrain prone to great earthquakes? The political boundaries roughly follow the tectonic divides in the west, the …

Turkey Earthquake

GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Disaster Management/ Geography: Earthquake/ International Relations/ Disaster Relief   Source: IE, Th, DTE, TH  Direction: This article is in continuation of yesterday’s article on the same issue. Here we will be covering other issues related to Earthquake    Context: South-eastern Turkey, near the Syrian border, was struck by a powerful Earthquake …

Why Turkey is prone to devastating earthquakes?

GS1/GS3 Syllabus: Disaster Management   Source: The Hindu, Indian Express  Context: Three earthquakes measuring — 7.8, 7.6, and 6.0 — magnitude on the Richter scale have devastated Turkey and Syria, while impacting regions as far away as Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt. Turkey has announced a Level 4 alert calling for international aid; U.S., European Union, …