Pacific Time again breaks


68% of all earthquakes occur along the so-called "Pacific Rim", which stretches along the east coast of Asia, north and east of Australia, along the west coast of America (especially in Japan and the Philippines).

And today in the capital of the Philippines earthquake of magnitude 5.3. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, tremors recorded at 10:27 local time (6:27 MSK). The center of aftershocks at the depth of 38 kilometers. The epicenter was located 158 kilometers north-east of the capital.

Also, an earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred off the coast

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Six-point earthquake in Siberia

Six-point earthquake in Siberia Natural Disasters

In the south-western part of Siberia was fairly strong earthquake measuring 6.5-7 points. Its epicenter was in the thinly populated area about 120 km from the capital of the Republic of Tuva, Kyzyl with a population of 109,000 people. The numbers of the depth and strength of earthquakes have very large break off.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake in six points began B15 21:56 with an epicenter 96 kilometers east of Kyzyl, Russia, about 336 km north-east of Ulaangom, Mongolia, and 361 km to the east- south-east of Abakan, Russia

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The earthquake in Japan, followed by tsunami

The earthquake in Japan, followed by tsunami Natural disasters

The Japanese islands have been two-pronged attack in the form of a magnitude 7.3 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami in the northeast of the country. Push felt good even residents of Tokyo, wave height emerged reached 1 meter. Fortunately, the official data on injuries were reported, but in the danger zone canceled trains and closed airports.

This is done to prevent the tragedy at possible aftershocks, because the current earthquake occurred just in the place where a year ago in March, the infamous event happened at Fukushima. Then killed

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A powerful earthquake in 2015, scientists predict the East Siberia

July 15, 2013. Scientists have noted an increase in seismic activity in the Siberian Federal District. The most powerful earthquake in the last period was in the Kemerovo region, noticeable activity is logged in the Baikal region. On this occasion Portal "Sibinfo" talked to the deputy director of the Institute of the Earth's Crust doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences Cyril Levy.

— Cyril G., it seems that in Siberia became more earthquakes occur. Really now there has been increasing seismic activity?

— Yes, just recently there were two earthquakes with a difference of a few days — Barguzinskaya depression (tectonic element

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In Iran, a powerful earthquake

In Iran, a powerful earthquake Natural Disasters

Power quake recorded in the eastern part of Iran, reached 5.6 points. The epicenter of the earthquake had a depth of 5 km and is 42 km from the city of Caen, famous for cultivation of saffron, and 79 km north-east of the densely populated area Birdzhand. As a result, disaster killed eight people, another 12 Iranians were injured sorts. One person is temporarily in the list of missing.

Condition is complicated by the lack of victims quickly as possible to provide medical care and cooling, which may suffer from the

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An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred in the Atlantic Ocean

July 16, 2013. An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred on Monday at the South Sandwich Islands (Atlantic Ocean) in the sub-Antarctic, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 187 kilometers from the uninhabited island of Bristol. The center of aftershocks at the depth of 50 kilometers.

The tsunami in the region is possible as a local phenomenon, and will not be wearing a destructive nature, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration United States.

Source: RIA Novosti

Seismologists all countries unite!

Ross Stein (photo by James Brown / From J to B.)

June 20, 2013. In a dark room eight seismologists from Albania and the former Yugoslav republics listen attentively Ross Stein of the U.S. Geological Survey, which explains how the geological compression in some places the rock is moving upward along the fault, and in the other — the side. The suppressed until then energy can cause severe shock like the one in July 1963 killed more than a thousand residents of the Macedonian capital of Skopje. The scientists map the Balkans, bristling with pointers to possible earthquake

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Tajikistan: The seismic lull in the Rogun reservoir is alarming

June 14. Uzbek scientists led by the head of the Laboratory of the Institute of Seismology seismotectonics of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the candidate of physical and mathematical sciences Ulfat Nurmatov believe that long-term seismic quiescence in the construction of the Rogun reservoir is very disturbing.

In a study of Uzbek scientists' Seismic situation of the construction site of Rogun reservoir and adjacent territories ", published in the latest issue of the journal" Ecology Xabarnomasi-Ecological Bulletin, "states that the territory of Central Asia is one of the most earthquake-prone regions of the globe.

"Within it there are a number

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Scientists, in Moscow are possible earthquakes of medium strength

September 24, 2013. Moscow vain attributed to seismically non-hazardous areas in the capital of Russia are possible local tremors to five points. This opinion was expressed by the ITAR-TASS Russian Academy of Natural Sciences / Natural Sciences / Vladislav Zaalishvili in Vladikavkaz, where he participated in an international seminar geophysicists.

"I myself felt several earthquakes in Moscow, in my estimation, to five points if you focus on the bells of the bell tower — said the scientist. — And it's not man-made factors, as is commonly believed. In Moscow, from time to time there are local earthquakes. "


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In China, the earthquake caused a flood: 21 victims

July 27, 2013. At least 21 people were killed and four missing in floods and landslides that struck the Chinese province, where more than 95 people died after the earthquake, state media reported on Saturday.

Floods, landslides and rockfalls were reported Thursday in the northwestern Gansu Province after heavy rains, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the local government.

Several villages and provinces have been blocked, torn power lines due to landslides.

In one village, more than half of the houses were destroyed. The authorities have ordered the evacuation of 30,000 people, as weather forecasters promise heavy rains in the near

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