In Tajikistan, there was an earthquake

Dushanbe, 23 August. Magnitude 4 earthquake occurred on the eve of Tajikistan, information on casualties or damage. This was told RIA "Novosti" duty Dushanbe seismic station.

According to him, in Dushanbe, the magnitude of the earthquake was 3 points. The epicenter was 73 km southeast of the capital in the Faizabad district of Tajikistan.

Recall, a month ago in an earthquake in Tajikistan Rogun dam cracked. In addition, seven houses were destroyed, leaving about 35 people homeless.

We also add, on July 20 in southern Kyrgyzstan's Batken Province earthquake with magnitude 7-8 on a 12-point scale. Earlier, the "Rosbalt", the

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Strong earthquake expected in New Zealand

Crack, stretching from Marlborough to Milford Sound, on the western ridge of the Southern Alps, potyazhennostyu 800 km, every 330 years is the cause of earthquakes in 8 points, the researchers found GNC and the University of Nevada-Reno.

The study leaves and seeds found in the river terrace in the creek near Lake Hokuri Makkerrou in northwestern Southland, north of Milford Saynd showed that in the interval from 6000 BC on these days was 24 earthquake, which was the cause of the Alpine crack. This happened in 1717, means the following will happen in about 30 — 40 years. According

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Scientists: An earthquake measuring 9 can be repeated in Japan

In the next thirty years in Japan could be repeated about 9.0 magnitude earthquake — the same capacity as the spring. The probability of such a strong quake is 30%. Seismological data of the study published today, the Japanese national newspaper Asahi.

According to experts, the epicenter of the earthquake can be located in the Pacific Ocean area off the coast of Iwate Prefecture in the north-east the main Japanese island of Honshu to the Boso Peninsula, located near Tokyo. According to seismologists, the quake caused the energy can be of tectonic plates, which is not fully released

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The earthquake occurred in the U.S.

An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred in the United States. Tremors in central Oklahoma recorded on Thursday the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 27 kilometers north-east of Shawnee and 70 miles east of the state capital — Oklahoma City. Data on damage were reported. In early November, Oklahoma was a strong earthquake of magnitude 5.6. Then it was damaged more than 40 homes, according to ITAR-TASS.


Japan is experiencing another earthquake




On the Japanese island of Hokkaido in the north of the country there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.2. Reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.  The epicenter was at a depth of 42 km to 164-km east of the city of Hakodate. The shock was recorded on November 24 2011. at 14:25 MSK. The tsunami threat has not yet announced. No casualties or destruction are not informed. Note that the area where the earthquake struck, is in the so-called Ring of Fire — a seismically active zone, covering the area around the Asia-Pacific region. Since the

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The Canary Islands increased volcanic activity

Within a few days on the island of El Hierro, one after one earthquake occurs. There have been about 750, their power increased with the rise, which gave the islanders feel the last straw. The most impressive earthquake, referring to June 27, was effective at 4 on the Richter scale. In connection with what is happening on the island declared a "yellow" code of danger.

Now the 10,000 inhabitants of the small island continue to live in fear of impending volcanic eruption, since the surface of El Hierro began to rise due to the formation of a new outbreak of

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Statistics of earthquakes on Earth

The U.S. Geological Survey has published statistics on the annual earthquakes. It was found that about once a year on earth-quake disaster happens, carrying away many lives. The strength of the earthquake reaches eight points or more. About two dozen earthquakes seven to seven and a half points. One hundred and twenty earthquakes — up to six and a half points. Eight — the power of up to five and a half points, more than six hundred earthquakes a year a force of about four and a half points, and finally, almost fifty thousand weak vibration force of just over

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In New Zealand earthquake 5.9


Wellington, Jan. 28 / Xinhua / — New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear Research said that this morning in Taupo region, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, the earthquake did not lead to loss of life and extensive property damage.

The earthquake occurred today at 04:02 local time, the epicenter was located 30 km north of Taupo, hypocenter lies at a depth of 150 km.

It was the second earthquake in the region in Taupo for 24 hours. January 27 at 18:19, an earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was located 40

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Roots of Fukushima: Japanese drill epicenter

Drilling research vessel "Chikyu» (Chikyu) Identify causes of earthquakes off the coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, which caused a tsunami, the catastrophic destruction and has killed more than 23,000 people. Its mission — to drill the earth's crust in the fault zone near the epicenter of the earthquake.

Black point — the epicenter of the earthquake, the red — the place of the planned drilling For decades, scientists are trying to determine the role of friction between tectonic plates in earthquakes. One of the research — the nature of the tsunami. It remains unclear why some earthquakes cause

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Two earthquakes off the coast of New Zealand

Two strong earthquakes hit the east coast of North Island of New Zealand, on Friday evening, seismologists said. Earthquake broke out as a result of tensions between the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates. Of the damage and casualties were reported. The first earthquake, which occurred at 4 pm local time, had a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale. A few hours later, at 7 pm local time, there was a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 (6.0 USGS) on the Richter scale in the same area at a depth of 40 kilometers (25 miles). Source:Channel 6

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