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India

Country Information

Following data from World Bank Databank and Wikipedia. Latest update 25 September 2012, 05:21 PM
Country Area (sq. km): 3,287,263
Agriland (sq. km): 1,799,630
Forest (sq. km): 684,340
Population: 1,173,108,018
Population 0-14: 30.59%
Population 15-64: 64.49%
Population over 64: 4.92%
Population growth (annual %): 1.39%

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Earthquakes

Relevant earthquakes during the last years (in terms of magnitude, depth and estimated population affected within 60km).

  • 5.7
    01May2013
    At 6:57 AM (UTC), in Eastern Kashmir there was a seismic activity of magnitude 5.7 and depth 10.00Km. More
  • 5.6
    14Jul2012
    At 7:55 PM (UTC), in Myanmar-India border region there was a seismic activity of magnitude 5.6 and depth 1.00Km. More
  • 6.8
    18Sep2011
    At 12:40 PM (UTC), in Sikkim there was a seismic activity of magnitude 6.8 and depth 20.70Km. More
  • 6.8
    18Sep2011
    At 12:40 PM (UTC), in Sikkim there was a seismic activity of magnitude 6.8 and depth 10.00Km. More
  • 7.0
    12Jan2010
    At 12:00 AM (UTC), in Haiti there was a seismic activity of magnitude 7.0 and depth 13Km. More
  • 7.5
    10Aug2009
    At 12:00 AM (UTC), in Andaman Islands, India region there was a seismic activity of magnitude 7.5 and depth 33.1Km. More
  • 6.7
    16Dec2007
    At 12:00 AM (UTC), in Antofagasta, Chile there was a seismic activity of magnitude 6.7 and depth 57.8Km. More
  • 7.7
    14Nov2007
    At 12:00 AM (UTC), in Antofagasta, Chile there was a seismic activity of magnitude 7.7 and depth 40Km. More
  • 8.0
    15Aug2007
    At 12:00 AM (UTC), in Near the Coast of Central Peru there was a seismic activity of magnitude 8.0 and depth 39Km. More
  • 6.7
    20Oct2006
    At 12:00 AM (UTC), in Near the Coast of Central Peru there was a seismic activity of magnitude 6.7 and depth 32.2Km. More
  • 5.8
    10Sep2006
    At 12:00 AM (UTC), in Gulf of Mexico there was a seismic activity of magnitude 5.8 and depth 10Km. More
  • 6.8
    14Dec2004
    At 12:00 AM (UTC), in Cayman Islands Region there was a seismic activity of magnitude 6.8 and depth 10Km. More

Storms

Storms information are collected from NASA-TRMM, NHC, JTWC, CPHC, IBTrACS-WMO.

No storms close to this country.

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Floods

Floods information have been extracted from the Dartmouth Flood Observatory.

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Volcanoes

Volcanoes information have been extracted from Smithsonian Institution - Global Volcanism Program.

No volcanoes in this country.

IndiaJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
                                               
Severe weathercold wavecold wave    heat waveheat wave                           
Rainy season                monsoon season   
Flood                           
Tropical storm               
Drought                               
Sowing / plantingRabi rice          main season Kharif / rice, sorghum, millet, maizeKharif rice    Rabi season / rice, sorghum, winter wheat
Harvesting    Rabi harvest / rice, sorghum, winter wheat, groundnut, rapessed         Kharif rice    Kharif harvest / rice, sorghum, maize, millet
Locust                                       

The following maps have been collected from UNOSAT, WFP, ITHACA and ReliefWeb.

published the 07 Oct 2009

India, Flood Affected Area, 06 October 2009

India, Flood Affected Area, 06 October 2009
source: WFP
file type: JPG, file size: 4.10MB
published the 15 Sep 2009

NE India, FLood Affected Areas, 14 September 2009

NE India, FLood Affected Areas, 14 September 2009
source: WFP
file type: JPG, file size: 2.75MB
published the 11 Aug 2009

Earthquake India, Andaman Islands, 10 August 2009

Earthquake  India, Andaman Islands, 10 August 2009
source: WFP
file type: JPG, file size: 1.78MB
published the 05 Aug 2009

India Bihar State Flood - Prone Areas, 3 August 2009

India  Bihar State Flood - Prone Areas, 3 August 2009
source: WFP
file type: JPG, file size: 2.95MB
published the 23 Sep 2008

India, Flood Affected Areas, 22 September 2008

India, Flood Affected Areas, 22 September 2008
source: WFP
file type: JPG, file size: 1.72MB
published the 29 Aug 2008

North-East India Bihar State Flood Affected Areas, 28 AUGUST 2008

North-East India  Bihar State Flood Affected Areas, 28 AUGUST 2008
source: WFP
file type: PDF, file size: 4.14MB

Hazards statistics are based on EM-DATABASE.

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