Eastern Taiwan earthquake

Eastern Taiwan today earthquake with magnitude 6.0. No casualties or damage were reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of earthquake was 50 km to the east of Xinjiang — the port city in the south of Yilan County. The earthquake lies at a depth of 70.9 km under the Pacific Ocean, according to ITAR-TASS.

Chinese island of Taiwan with a population of 23 million people is located in a seismically active area near a major tectonic fault in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. In 1999, a strong

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Unexpected earthquake in Ireland

Earthquake that struck off the west coast of Ireland, has caused confusion among geologists and was very surprised the scientific community. The fact that earlier there was no information on the presence of active seismic processes in this part of the Atlantic Ocean.

The epicenter was located at a depth of 3 km, 60 km west from Bellmut, County Mayo. On the Richter scale, it would be 4 points. In the entire history of the region is the most powerful seismic events. It is also the second known such a high magnitude earthquake in Ireland and Britain. The

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Earthquake now on Italian resorts

Emilia-Romagna again shakes. This time, the epicenter of the earthquake activity shifted to the Adriatic.

Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred in the rich historical monuments in Ravenna. Its epicenter was at a depth of 25 kilometers. Severe damage to the city element not dealt.

"Some links to previous earthquakes is, after all — we are in the same geodynamic system. These aftershocks occurred in the far eastern point of the structure caused by the earthquake last days. We need time to determine whether there is a connection", — the expert of the Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology Gianluca Valensize.

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In Indonesia, there was a powerful earthquake

According to the Indonesian Meteorological Service, morning June 1, 2012 in the province of Papua on the island of Papua Barat, Indonesia, an earthquake measuring 6.2. Event recorded at a depth of 18 km to 72 km to the southeast of the Tabr. The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake of magnitude 5.8. Data on victims or major damage have been reported, but local residents in panic from their homes and a few hours were outside for fear of possible aftershocks. Indonesia is located in the Pacific volcanic ring of fire, which explains the nature of the frequency of

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Turks are afraid of a possible tsunami

In Turkey and further extend the earthquake, reports sabah.com.tr. So, after the June 12 earthquake of magnitude 6 in the south-western province of Mugla country epicenter of tremors shifted to Sirnak, in the north-east.

This region borders with Syria and Iraq, and is in high mountain areas. Seismologists warn residents of amplification attacks, which are still up 5.5 points.

However, no less disturbing news coming from the west of Turkey. The earthquake, which began in Mugla, spread to one of the best resorts of the country — an area of Fethiye.

Power tremors there reached 6 points and has

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Switzerland is preparing for earthquakes

Earthquake in Basel in 1356. Yauslin Carl (1842-1904)

May 30. Despite the relatively low level of seismic activity, Switzerland is at risk. This fact, coupled with earthquakes in Ferrara and Modena, 22-29 May forced the government to think about the problems of the Confederation of public safety.

Preparing for the tremors being at different levels. This week in Basel held large-scale exercises to prevent the consequences of a possible accident. At the same time in Zurich and Geneva, discussed the need for a law on compulsory seismological examination of any structures erected.

According to experts from the

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Researchers demonstrate the impact of the earthquake on the friction at the nanoscale

Earthquakes are one of the most complex natural disasters that scientists try to analyze. Although the major fault lines are well known and understood, but all the same it is very difficult to predict when a major earthquake will occur or how severe it will be.

A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Brown University have helped reveal aspect of friction at the nanoscale, which could lead to a better understanding of disaster.

Robert Karpik, a professor who heads the department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied

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The earthquake in Japan may carry life to 323 thousand people — scientists

The Government of Japan has published on Wednesday a new forecast scenario and the potential damage in the event of an earthquake in Rift Nankai, comparable in strength to the great eastern earthquake March 11, 2011, is projected to victims of disaster can be up to 323 thousand people, according to local media.

Scientists debate the likelihood of a massive earthquake near the capital of Japan has been going on for a long time. Japanese and international media even dubbed a possible earthquake in the region as the most anticipated and the likely event of the decade.

The so-called Rift

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Italy again in a panic: a powerful earthquake. 16 people died. Scientists promise a few more strong quakes

At this point, we know of 16 dead and 200 injured, but the numbers are not final, because so far Debris clearing. The tragedy happened in the same region of Emilia-Romagna, which only a week ago, has already experienced an earthquake — and also with the victims.

As reported in the Department of Civil Protection, three people were killed under the ruins of industrial buildings in the town of San Felice sul Panaro, two — in Mirandola, one — at Concordia and Finale Emilia. The eighth victim — a priest from Rovereto di Novi, ITAR-TASS reported. Ninth — woman,

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A strong earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred in northern Italy

A strong earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred on Tuesday in northern Italy, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology.

Earthquakes have been recorded around 09.00 local time (11.00 MSK). The epicenter of the earthquake, according to preliminary data, which lies at a depth of 10 kilometers and was located in the Emilia-Romagna region in the province of Modena — the most affected by the massive earthquake on May 20. According to the TV channel Sky TG24, there were new buildings collapse.

Fluctuations is clearly felt throughout the north of the country, as well as in the central

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