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7.9 Magnitude Temblor in Alaska

Yesterday afternoon, a magnitude 7.9 temblor smitten in the neighborhood of Picayune Sitkin Island in the westerly share of Alaska's Aleutian Islands concatenation. The temblor occurred at 12:53 p.m. Alaska Daytime Clock (4:53 p.m. EST).According to the U.S. Geologic Review, the quake occurred at a profundity of 66.8 miles, or 107.5 kilometers, which is importantly deeper than premature earthquakes in the neighborhood, including an M7.9 quake in 1996 and an M8.7 temblor in 1965. The principal jerking was followed by 21 aftershocks, the largest of which recorded magnitudes of 6.0 and 5.8, severally.The Read more [...]
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West Africa earthquake of magnitude 5.9

A strong earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in the western part of the African continent, according to the USGS site. The epicenter of the quake, which was recorded at a depth of ten kilometers at 6:08 MSK, located 175 kilometers north of the largest city in Malawi Mzuzu and near the border with Tanzania. Reports of casualties or damage is not. On Sunday, December 6 north of Malawi have been several earthquakes of magnitude 5,1-5,8. It should be noted that in East Africa is an active tectonic plate that promotes abundant earthquakes. Source: RIA Novosti Read more [...]
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Earthquakes occur twice in a minute

Seismologists estimate the total number of earthquakes occurring in the world. As the Yoread, according to their calculations, every minute of the world is two earthquakes. In most cases it is imperceptible to human earth tremors, which can record only using special tools. Scientists say that the Earth's plates are constantly in motion. Sometimes they move more actively, and it is in these moments of humanity can observe the "effect" of such movements. According to scientists, the year mankind may feel about 5000 earthquake, about 100 of them are really strong. In this case, all the remaining Read more [...]
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During the day, there were three in the Kuril Islands earthquake

The epicenters of all three earthquakes were located in the Pacific Ocean Three earthquakes occurred today in the area of ​​Northern Kuriles. The most powerful of them was due to fluctuations in the Earth's crust magnitude 6.5-6.7. Two other underground strike were weaker, their magnitudes 3.9 and 4.1. According to NEWSru.com, epicenters of all three earthquakes were located in the Pacific Ocean on the beam uninhabited island Onekotan. Tectonic movements occurred at a depth of 25 to 33 miles below the ocean floor. None of the earthquake tsunami threat is not carried. In the North-Kurilsk Read more [...]
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Earthquake in the Pacific Ocean and Taiwan

Two small earthquakes recorded in the Pacific Ocean near the Kuril Islands and Taiwan. "The first earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred on Monday at 23:51 Sakhalin time (16:51 MSK) at 423 km north-east of. Iturup. The second quake registered 4 on Tuesday at 0:12 Sakhalin time (17:12 MSK) at 102 km south-east of. Shikotan, "- said the agency" Interfax - Far East ", the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Sakhalin region. Both earthquakes in settlements Kurils were not felt. Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred on Tuesday in Taiwan, according to news service Sina. Aftershocks Read more [...]
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Earthquake and tsunami in the Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands experienced a tsunami generated by a large undersea earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale. According to the National Department of emergencies, completely destroyed at least one village on the coast. On Sunday, in the Solomon Islands have been a number of powerful earthquakes measuring 7.2 and 6.5 points, which led to the formation of a three-meter tsunami. Wave is completely washed away a village on the island of Rendova, where more than 3,600 people. On the island of Tetepare were damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. Reports of casualties have been reported yet. After Read more [...]
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Three earthquakes occurred in Panama

Three earthquakes of magnitude 4.1 to 4.3 occurred in Panama on Friday, reports the Institute of Geology of the National University of Panama. The epicenter was located at a depth of 6 km near to the border with Panama, Costa Rica. Tremors triggered panic among the population of the cities of Boquete, Gray Punta and Volcan. According to local authorities, victims and destructions.Source: RIA Novosti. Read more [...]
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Two earthquakes of magnitude 5.0 and 5.4 occurred off the coast of Vanuatu

Two earthquakes of magnitude 5.0 and 5.4 occurred on Sunday in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the island nation of Vanuatu, according to the USGS. The latest and most powerful tremors were recorded at 18.15 to UTC (21.15 MSK) at a depth of 15 kilometers. Their epicenter was located 100 kilometers southwest of the capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila. Previous earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred at 15.53 on UTC (18.53 MSK) at a depth of 216 kilometers. Its epicenter was 200 kilometers from the capital of the island nation. No casualties or damage were reported. Warnings about Read more [...]
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Site Update — On-line monitoring

We have opened a new page with seysmomonitorami - watch here. Starnitsah collected on several seismic services, which shows in real time the earthquake on the planet. These cards represent or attempt to reflect the real picture of the earthquake. And anyone interested in statistics on earthquakes (1990-2009 years), see here. Various analytical articles that deserve special attention: · Australia plunges into the ocean · United States goes under water · China is building huge underground bunkers for evacuation in case of earthquakes · In 2011-2015, there is a high seismic activity · Read more [...]
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Earthquake in Chile. Picture 3

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 [...]
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Earthquake in Chile. Picture 4

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 [...]
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Japan — 13 earthquakes

February 26 was recorded major earthquake off the coast of Japan. After that happened 12 more So for 4 days, from February 26 to March 1, in the same place 13 earthquakes. It should be noted that then kolosalnaya seismic activity emerged near Chile. Magnitude: 7.2 Time: February 26, 20: 31: 27.0 UTC Depth: 20 feet Coordinates: 25.92 N 128.49 E Source: EMSC Previous News: · A major earthquake near Japan Read more [...]
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Amplification of seismic and volcanic activity

Elchin Khalilov, in the center of In the media and in some academic publications began to appear different people disturbing statements about approaching some global geological catastrophe. Press office of the World Organization for Scientific Cooperation "Science without Borders» (WOSCO SWB) asked to comment on the situation of the famous scientist - geophysics, a specialist in the field of seismology and geodynamics, Vice-President of the International Academy of Science H&E (Austria, Innsbruck), Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, doctor of geological-mineralogical Read more [...]
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Earthquake in the Afar Triangle

Earthquakes for the period from February 24 to March 10, 2010 Source: EMSC Comment: These earthquakes are interesting in that they occurred at the junction of three tectonic plates. In 2005, this region has been a series of earthquakes. As a result of geological processes formed a cavity depth of 100 meters below sea level. Geologists call this section - "Afar Triangle." Previous News: · Earthquake in Ethiopia Read more [...]
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Called the city, which can be destroyed by earthquakes

According to the Italian edition of La Repubblica, scientist Roger Baylhem University of California, USA, from the analysis of recent seismic activity of the earth's crust, noted on the world map of the city, which can be destroyed by a major earthquake in the next 40 years. In the list of cities, which may soon not be hit densely populated metropolises such as Tehran, Istanbul, Kathmandu, Karachi. In Europe, the danger of strong earthquakes exposed Lisbon, Athens, Messina. The strength of the aftershocks in this city can reach 7 on the Richter scale. Especially scientist emphasizes the danger Read more [...]
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Turkey continues to shake. A summary of

We constantly hear about the ongoing earthquakes in Chile, Haiti, sometimes. But there is one place that the media ignored - Turkey. Yes, Turkey continues active seismic processes and they clearly localization. Earthquake on March 8 in 6 points, which occurred at the junction of tectonic plates could have been a trigger. The total number of about a hundred earthquakes. The average strength of 3-4. Most recorded substantially at the surface 10 to 2 km. Most likely there proihodit active process of mountain building.By Turkish activity, you can add trend of earthquakes that occur in the same Read more [...]
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Earthquakes of magnitude 5.7 and 5.5 occurred in Tibet

Successive earthquakes of magnitude 5.7 and 5.5 points recorded on Wednesday in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, reports Xinhua news agency. Both earthquakes occurred in the county district Nezhun Natsyu Tibet Autonomous Region. Tremors of magnitude 5.7 points were recorded at 10:06 local time (5:06 MSK), the power of 5.5 points — at 10:44 local time (5:44 MSK). The epicenter of the first quake was at a depth of eight, the second — seven kilometers. Earthquake of magnitude 5 points observed in Tibet in early January and the end of February 2010. Read more [...]
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Comparison of the two earthquakes — Chile and Haiti

image can be increased American Journal GOOD did comparative infographic of two earthquakes that occurred in early 2010. The main question to which it is responsible, is why the earthquake in Chile magnitude 8.8 on the Richter scale has brought a fraction of the damage and casualties than the seven-point earthquake in Port-au-Prince. Both elements of the magazine considered in terms of the modified scale Mercan. This scale does not measure the full energy of the earthquake, but as this earthquake is felt by people and buildings. Furthermore, addition, Chile, as a country in the Andes, has a law Read more [...]
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In Chile, a new series of earthquakes

Another series of earthquakes occurred in Chile. The first tremors of 5.9 on the Richter scale have been recorded in 120 km from g.Talka. The epicenter was located at a depth of 21.1 km, reports the USGS. Shortly thereafter, followed by new tremors with a magnitude reached 5.5 on the Richter scale. They occurred in 100 km from Talca, their epicenter was at a depth of 35 km. Information on casualties or damage were reported. Tsunami warning was not announced. Worth noting that after the devastating earthquake that struck the country in late February 2010., Chile continues to shake almost every Read more [...]
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10 cities of the world will be destroyed by earthquakes

The capital of Indonesia - Jakarta Eight of the ten largest cities in the world in terms of population located in seismic zones, said this week the UN representative. Life and safety of the residents of Tokyo, Mexico City, New York, Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Kolkata and Jakarta is under threat. Seismologists predict major earthquakes in other world cities, particularly in Istanbul and Los Angeles.Tokyo is located in the zone of the Pacific seismic belt, which stretches along the eastern coast of Asia, north and east of Australia, along the west coast of America. In this zone, 68% of all Read more [...]
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