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NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Lehar Over The Andaman Islands
2013-11-25 14:48:00

NASA The Andaman Islands received an unwelcome visitor on November 25 in the form of Tropical Cyclone Lehar. NASA's Terra satellite captured a picture of the visitor as it was making its exit from the islands and into the Bay of Bengal. Tropical Depression 05B formed off the west coast of the Malay Peninsula on November 23 and strengthened into Tropical Cyclone Lehar as it moved from the Andaman Sea over the Andaman Islands and is now working its way into the Bay of Bengal and toward...

2009-10-05 15:18:33

A new study suggests that high mortality rates in small-bodied people, commonly known as pygmies, may be part of the reason for their small stature. The study, by Jay Stock and Andrea Migliano, both of the University of Cambridge, helps unravel the mystery of how small-bodied people got that way. The article appears in the October issue of Current Anthropology. Adult males in small-bodied populations found in Africa, Asia and Australia are less than four feet, 11 inches (150 centimeters)...

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2009-09-23 14:45:00

International effort is the first genome-scale analysis of diverse Indian groups In a study published in the September 24th issue of Nature, an international team describes how they harnessed modern genomic technology to explore the ancient history of India, the world's second most populous nation. The new research reveals that nearly all Indians carry genomic contributions from two distinct ancestral populations. Following this ancient mixture, many groups experienced periods of genetic...

2008-08-11 12:05:00

Strong quake rocks Andaman Islands HONG KONG, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- A strong earthquake measuring 6. 0 on the Richter scale struck Andaman Islands, Indian Ocean, at 0845 GMT Sunday, the Hong Kong Observatory said in a bulletin released here. The epicenter was initially determined by the Hong Kong Observatory at 11.0 degrees north latitude and 91.8 degrees east longitude, about 130 kilometers southwest of Port Blair, Andaman Islands. There has been no immediate casualty report. (c) 2008...

2008-06-27 12:02:23

An undersea earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale struck near India's Andaman islands in the Indian Ocean Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was centered about 70 miles southwest of Port Blair, the archipelago's civilian administrator said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury. Residents fled their homes as the quake triggered panic and brought back fears of a repeat of the devastating tsunami that flooded the isolated chain four years ago, officials...

2006-02-04 00:45:12

MUMBAI (Reuters) - A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 hit India's Andaman islands early on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but a senior official said there was no damage. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 45 km (30 miles) northwest of Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, it said on its Web site (www.earthquake.usgs.gov). It struck at 2034 GMT. An Indian weather office official said the earthquake measured 5.9. It woke people from...

2006-01-16 08:35:50

Please delete in eighth paragraph ... At the moment, even private domestic carriers do not fly there ... By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Foreign tourists could soon be boarding direct flights to India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands in a move officials hope will provide a major boost to communities hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Most visitors have so far been Indians keen to see the most far-flung outpost of their country, which borders Indonesia. Travel is...

2006-01-16 08:41:48

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Foreign tourists could soon be boarding direct flights to India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands in a move officials hope will provide a major boost to communities hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Most visitors have so far been Indians keen to see the most far-flung outpost of their country, which borders Indonesia. Travel is expensive and time consuming, with a one-way flight from Delhi to the islands' capital, Port Blair, costing...

2005-08-03 08:44:23

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - Environmentalists have slammed a tourism deal by India's tsunami-hit Andaman islands with Thailand, saying such a move would destroy its fragile ecology and encourage the sex trade. The Dec. 26 tsunami killed thousands of people on India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands, caused massive environmental damage and decimated the small tourism industry in the rain forest-covered islands ringed by coral reefs. In a move to breathe new life into the shattered...

2005-07-24 23:33:35

PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake that hit India's Andaman and Nicobar islands at the weekend has shaken the confidence of people in the remote chain, although it caused no damage or casualties, residents said on Monday. Sunday's 7.0 earthquake in the Andamans, which came seven months after the 9.15 earthquake that caused the killer tsunami, led to a tsunami warning in Thailand, but that was soon withdrawn. There have been 345 aftershocks of the Dec. 26 tremor which have...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.