A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.2 recorded in Primorye

April 5, 2013. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake magnitude 6.2 in the Primorye Territory.

The quake was recorded at 17:00 MSK 9 kilometers north of the village of Zarubino. The earthquake was located at a depth of 561 kilometer.

Information about the victims and possible destructions.

Source: Rosbalt

An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 occurred in the Solomon Islands

February 6, 2013. Another powerful earthquake, its magnitude 8.0, occurred on Wednesday in the Pacific Ocean near the island of Makira, a member of the Solomon Islands, According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The epicenter of the tremors was located at 348 kilometers east of the city Kirakira. The earthquake lies at a depth of 33 kilometers. Less than an hour ago in the same area was earthquake 6.3 magnitude.

Information about the devastation and casualties have been reported.

Passes through the Solomon Islands Pacific "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40,000 kilometers.

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