A strong earthquake occurred in the Indian Ocean

5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred on Thursday in the Indian Ocean northeast of Mauritius, said saytGeologicheskoy Service USA.

Earlier, Reuters reported that the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.7.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 09.33 local time (09.33 MSK).

The earthquake lies at a depth of 9.8 kilometers.

Victims of the earthquake in Tuva receive assistance from the state budget

Nearly 20,000 residents of Tuva, which suffered from the earthquake on February 26, to receive financial aid from the federal budget, said on Thursday the regional government.

In Tuva, for several months have been recorded two strong earthquakes. The first — a magnitude 6.7 — occurred Dec. 27, 2011 in the Kaa-Khem district of the republic, 100 kilometers east of Kyzyl at a depth of ten kilometers. Approximately in the same epicenter second earthquake of magnitude 7.6, which occurred on 26 February 2012. Toll of both earthquakes was not.

Previously, 1,6 thousand inhabitants of the Republic, whose houses suffered from

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred off the east coast of Japan

Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred on Saturday in the ocean off the east coast of Japan, said in a statement posted on the U.S. Geological Survey.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 08.43 Moscow time. The epicenter was located off the coast of Honshu island at 21 kilometers south-east of the city of Iwaki. Hearth lies at a depth of 30 kilometers.

No threat of a tsunami. On the possible victims, damaged or destroyed as a result of rampant elements are not reported.

About two years ago, March 11, 2011, in north-east Japan was one of the largest earthquakes, magnitude 9.0,

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5.4 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Sumatra

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the use in Indonesia Richter scale occurred on Wednesday afternoon at the south-west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, no tsunami threat, RIA Novosti reported at the National Directorate of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) of Indonesia.

Quake epicenter was located 82 kilometers south-east of the city Benkulu (the capital of the province of the same name), and the focus lies at a depth of 17 kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean.

No casualties or damage were reported.

In Indonesia is the world's most earthquake. In 2004, at the north-western coast of

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred in India

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred on Saturday in eastern India, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Earthquakes have been recorded at 45 kilometers south-east of Kohima, capital of Nagaland. The earthquake was located at a depth of 6.5 kilometers. No casualties or damage have been reported yet.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in the east of Indonesia

Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on Monday evening near the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, RIA Novosti reported at the National Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics, Indonesia.

Quake epicenter was located 100 kilometers south-west of the city of Gorontalo, the focus lies at a depth of 35 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage have been reported yet. No tsunami threat.

The Indonesian archipelago is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" — a powerful tectonic fault in the Indian and western Pacific oceans. As a result of crustal movements in the country are frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

In December 2004,

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The number of victims of the earthquake in China has risen to 34 people

The number of victims of the earthquake in northwest China has risen to 34 people, according to the Associated Press Saturday, citing local media.

Earthquakes have been recorded in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region earlier on Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the magnitude 6.3 quake, the local geological services — 6.6.

Previously reported 24 victims, now received information that their number is 34.

According to reports, the earthquake resulted in damage and the collapse of several buildings in the settlements located 300 kilometers from the regional capital, Urumqi. Several villages were left without electricity.

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6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in north-west China

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred on Saturday in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, reported at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

According to the Associated Press, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.5.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 05.07 local time (01.07 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 9.8 kilometers. The epicenter was located at a distance of 151 kilometers to the north-west of Shihezi.

Information on the possible destruction and casualties were reported.

Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred in Tajikistan

An earthquake with magnitude of 4.7 occurred Friday morning in Tajikistan, told RIA Novosti on duty Dushanbe seismic station.

"Earthquakes have been recorded at 07.07 local time (07.06 MSK). Epicenter was 110 kilometers south-east of Dushanbe," — said the source.

According to him, at the epicenter of the earthquake of 4.7 magnitude in Kulob — 4, in Dushanbe — 2. Information on casualties or damage were reported. From the beginning, this is the twentieth earthquake recorded in Tajikistan.

An earthquake measuring 5.7 occurred west of Sumatra

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Indonesian seismologists use the Richter scale occurred on Sunday off the west coast of Sumatra, the tsunami is not expected, RIA Novosti reported at the National Directorate of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) of Indonesia.

Quake epicenter was located at 628 km south-west of Simeulue island in the western Indonesian province of Aceh, the earthquake lies at a depth of 13 kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean.

NUMKG not expect death and destruction as a result of this earthquake. No tsunami threat.

Indonesia is the most seismically active regions in the world.

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