5.1 magnitude earthquake was registered on Tuesday near the Pacific coast of Chile, data on victims or damage were reported, according to the USGS website.
Tremors were reported in 11.34 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 14.34 MSK). The epicenter was located at a depth of about 10 kilometers per 685 kilometers south-west of the town of Castro and 1.56 thousand kilometers to the south-west of the capital Santiago.
Over the past two months in Chile was more than ten sensitive earthquakes. The country is in a zone of the Pacific «fire zone»Where 85% of all recorded quakes in the world.
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For the past day zafiksirovanny earthquake in Italy, Chile, and the Kuril Islands ...
In the central part of Italy, on Tuesday, December 15, an earthquake of magnitude 4.2 on the Richter scale, according to news agency Associated Press. Fortunately, victims and survivors are not available. Authorities to react to what is happening and managed to evacuate about six people living in the province of Perugia, Umbria region. It is here that tremors were felt most strongly.
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5.5 magnitude earthquake was registered on Monday in northern Chile, data on casualties or damage were reported, according to the USGS website.
Tremors were reported in 00:57 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 03:57 MSK). The epicenter was located at a depth of about 32 kilometers, 45 kilometers southeast of the city of Tocopilla, 145 kilometers northeast of Antofagasta and 1,230 km north of the capital Santiago.
Over the past few months in Chile was more than ten sensitive earthquakes. The country is in a zone of the Pacific "fire zone", where 85% of all recorded quakes in the world.
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Fire during fire suppression. Forest fires in Chile occur annually. (REUTERS / Eliseo Fernandez)
On Sunday, the fires have covered about 2 thousand hectares of forest in a number of southern and central regions of Chile. Fires do not stop here for two days. According to the Chilean National Service for Emergency Situations (dumb), currently still active seven major fires. Considered to be the most difficult two that are situated on the territory of the central region of Valparaiso, located 120 kilometers northeast of the capital, Santiago.
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In the last two weeks seismic activity in Argentina increased. In particular, since January 17, there were more than five earthquakes with magnitudes higher than 5.0.
Increased activity is not in Argentina and the South American continent, if only to them restricted.Argentina and Chile
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred on Friday in the north-west Argentina near the city of Salta, according to the USGS.
The epicenter of the quake, recorded at 11:24 local time (17:24 MSK), located at a depth of 166.7 kilometers per 135 kilometers to the northeast of Salta.
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Information on the damage element of damage while a little. It is known that there is damage in Concepción, a few houses collapsed in the capital. Witnesses said that people ran away from the falling debris on them, reports Associated Press. In Santiago, near Providencia, destroyed one of the main churches in the city, according to TV Chile. In the capital, the airport is closed, stopped all air traffic.
Read the main news"Bi-bi-si" cites eyewitness who came by e-mail to the editor or appearing on the microblog Twitter. "I am in Santiago, we were shaking for about two minutes. On the streets Read more [...]
Overturned cars lying on a freeway in Santiago, Chile on February 27 2010 in the affected areas of the Chilean capital disrupted communication and electricity. (REUTERS / Marco Fredes)
Today, February 27 at 3:34 am local time (9:34 MSK) was one of the most powerful earthquakes in history: an earthquake in Chile force of 8.8 on the Richter scale. Tremors were recorded in the ocean off the coast of Chile, 320 km south-west of Santiago. Shortly afterwards, at the same location were recorded about a dozen aftershocks of magnitude 5.0 to 6.9. According to the country's president-elect Sebastian Pinera, Read more [...]
A powerful earthquake in Chile force 8.8 on the Richter scale was not the only one this weekend. Strong tremors were recorded around the world.
For example, in Japan, in the area of the Ryukyu Islands, an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was at a distance of 70 km from the town of Nago (Okinawa Prefecture), and the earthquake was located at a depth of 35 km. Casualties or damage as a result of the disaster is not.
In Afghanistan, the focus of an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale was at a distance of 140 km from the town of Faizabad in the north. And Read more [...]
Two million people in one way or another affected by the devastating earthquake that occurred in central Chile on Saturday, said President Michelle Bachelet.
According to recent reports, at least 300 people were killed in a powerful earthquake in Chile that began at dawn on February 27.
Aftershocks of magnitude 8.8 triggered a tsunami in the Pacific Ocean. At the same time, the wave height was not as dangerous as predicted.
"Element dealt a heavy blow to our country - said in a televised speech President Bachelet. - And she again tests our ability to cope with adversity and to find its feet. Read more [...]
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Japanese authorities evacuated 320,000 people from the Pacific coast of the country for fear of a tsunami, reports AFP.
40 minutes after a small (90 centimeters) of the first wave to the Japanese islands came second, the height of which was more than 120 centimeters.
According to the agency, the second wave podtopilo Nemuro port, located on the island of Hokkaido. Flooded, in particular, were warehouses and port territory. Court did not suffer as previously went to the open sea.
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February 27 was one of the most powerful earthquakes in history: an earthquake in Chile force 8.8 on the Richter scale. Tremors were recorded in the ocean off the coast of Chile, 320 km south-west of Santiago. In the region, two days, more than 100 earthquakes. According to recent reports, the victims of the earthquake were more than 300 people.
The earthquake also caused a tsunami that spread across the Pacific Ocean. Seismologists have warned about the danger of a tsunami across virtually the entire Pacific basin - in Latin America, as well as in Hawaii, Japan, Indonesia, French Polynesia, Read more [...]
February 27 was one of the most powerful earthquakes in history: an earthquake in Chile force 8.8 on the Richter scale. Tremors were recorded in the ocean off the coast of Chile, 320 km south-west of Santiago. In the region, two days, more than 100 earthquakes. According to recent reports, the victims of the earthquake were more than 300 people. The earthquake also caused a tsunami that spread across the Pacific Ocean. Seismologists have warned about the danger of a tsunami across virtually the entire Pacific basin - in Latin America, as well as in Hawaii, Japan, Indonesia, French Polynesia, Read more [...]
Earthquake in Chile led to a reduction in the length of Earth days and shifted Earth's axis by 8 centimeters. To such conclusion the employee's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Los Angeles Richard Gross.
Scientist calculated that due to the devastating earthquake reduced the terrestrial day by 1.26 microseconds. In addition, the strongest tremors led to a redistribution of the Earth's mass and moved the axis about which the Earth is balanced by about 8 centimeters. This axis is different from the axis of rotation of the planet. At the North Pole, for example, the point of intersection of the axes Read more [...]
Boy goes through the mud in Budude, Uganda, after he came down here landslide, which killed dozens of people. 50 students were gone. (James Akena / Reuters)
Some pictures recently occurred natural disasters and their consequences.
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Photos from the last one, two, three, four, five and six.Music teacher Claudia Vergara crying from a broken piano on the site of his former home in Constitucion. In a strong earthquake 8.8 magnitude in Chile hundreds of people died and thousands were left homeless. (Luis Hidalgo / Associated Press)
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Off the coast of Chile, an earthquake of magnitude 8.8. Its epicenter was registered 90 kilometers from the city of Concepcion in the central part of the country. According to the USGS, the tremors caused a tsunami, which can pose a threat to coastal areas.
Tsunami threatens local coastal settlements, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Hawaii (USA) and the Antarctic, said the center of the Pacific after the analysis of sea level change.
Pacific Centre called on the authorities of these countries to take action in connection with the threat of tsunami waves which Read more [...]
Feb. 27 off the coast of Chile, an earthquake of magnitude 8.8. This was followed by dozens of earthquakes and aftershocks. In total, during the first five days was recorded 180 aftershocks, then the activity began to subside. But so far recorded earthquake above 6 points.
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A powerful earthquake that struck Chile on February 27, traveled coast. According to experts of the city of Concepcion is most affected by the quake is now more than three meters to the west of its former location. And the country's capital Santiago moved 27 inches to the southwest.
Such precise data managed to get after studying areas affected state from the satellite. The results of studies also confirmed NASA officials.
Chile moved because of the strong quake. Effects of the earthquake felt by several other areas of South America. There is a widespread movement areas.
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On Thursday, March 11, an earthquake in Chile, the strength of which reached 7.2 magnitude, reports Reuters. The epicenter of the quake was located 180 kilometers south-west of the capital Santiago, their focus was at a depth of 12.5 kilometers. On the consequences of the earthquake information is not received.
The number of aftershocks that occurred in Chile after the devastating earthquake on February 27 approached by the two dozen. However, experts have stated previously that the most powerful of them are the so-called "aftershocks", and are independent of the earthquake.The Government Read more [...]
Virtually the entire territory of Chile remained today for a few hours without electricity due to an accident in the power supply system. As the Minister of the Interior of Chile Rodrigo Hintspeter Delhi, the accident occurred due to damage to the transformer capacity of 500 kW in the central power supply system of the country.
At 20:40 local time, remained without electricity for settlements in the 3500 km of the Chilean territory — from the region of Atacama in the north to the south of the region of Araucanía. Hintspeter said that "it is not a power outage due to a series of Read more [...]
A powerful earthquake in Chile has led to the fact that the city of Concepcion, located 400 km southwest of Santiago, moved to 3 meters in a westerly direction.
Precise GPS-measurements geographical coordinates indicate that the capital of Chile - Santiago also shifted by 28 cm to the west. Moreover, even the capital of Argentina - Buenos Aires, located 1,300 kilometers from the epicenter, moved 2.5 cm to the west.Arrows indicate the direction of displacement of the earth's crust. Photo source: University of Hawaii
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