Major earthquakes in the world in 2012-2013

February 6 near the island of Nendo Island (Solomon Islands) was recorded earthquake of magnitude 8.0, followed by a series of aftershocks, including a 6.4-magnitude tremors and 6.6. Tremors caused a tsunami in the region. Wave height of 0.9 meters reached the Solomon Islands. On the island of Nendo destroyed several villages.

February 2 magnitude 6.5 earthquake on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. Tremors with a force of up to two points spread to central Honshu. The earthquake was stopped trains on the main railway lines of the island and the traffic on the highways. Injured about 10 people.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in the Philippines

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in the Philippines, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

According to U.S. seismologists, the epicenter of the quake, recorded on Sunday at 06.18 local time (02.18 MSK), located at 94 km south-west of Dagupan City on the island of Luzon, and 182 kilometers from the capital of the Philippines Manila. The earthquake lies at a depth of 35.3 kilometers.

Information about the destruction and casualties have been reported yet, the threat of a tsunami has not been announced.

Two of the largest archipelago in the world — Indonesia and the Philippines — are part

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in Turkey, Syria and Iraq

Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on Thursday morning at the border of Turkey, Syria and Iraq, the website of the United States Geographic Service (USGS).

Earthquakes have been recorded at 08.53 local time (09.52 MSK) in 33 kilometers from the Turkish town of Sirnak and 114 kilometers from the Syrian city of Al-Qamishli and Iraq Mosul.

The earthquake lies at a depth of 9.6 kilometers.

The possibility of damage and no casualties were reported.

As reported on the website Seismological Observatory of Bosphorus University in Turkey, the epicenter was at a depth of elements 5.4 kilometers in the province of

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The number of victims of the earthquake in Afghanistan has increased to 70

Rescue staff found the bodies of 71 Afghan man who died in the earthquake, which occurred on Monday in Baghlan province, according to Xinhua news agency on Wednesday with reference to the local police.

Previously reported five dead.

A series of earthquakes, the magnitude of the strongest of which reached 5.7, occurred on Monday morning, about 170 kilometers north of Kabul. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 15 kilometers.

The earthquake destroyed 25 houses. Local authorities reported that the residents of these houses under the rubble, most likely died.

Most of the victims — women and children, as the

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The number of victims of earthquakes in northern Italy reached 27 people

The number of victims of the devastating earthquake that occurred on 20 and 29 May in the Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, has reached 27 people. On Tuesday, the city hospital in Modena, 38, died Aldi Martina (Martina Aldi), who was hospitalized on May 29, local media reported.

Aldi was pregnant and, according to witnesses, after the first earthquake on May 20, when the force of tremors reached six on the Richter scale, the strongest terror gripped her. After the earthquake of May 29 she fainted and was recovering even before his death. She was immediately admitted to the intensive

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6.1 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Taiwan

An earthquake with magnitude 6.1 occurred near the island of Taiwan, information on injuries were reported, said on Sunday night, Reuters has links to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the agency, the quake was recorded at 5:00 am local time (1.00 MSK) at a distance of about 52 kilometers off the east coast of the island. The epicenter was located at a depth of 70 kilometers. Information about the threat of a tsunami there.

Earlier in the week near the island Tayvanproizoshlo earthquake of magnitude 5.6.

Taiwan is located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire — areas with

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The earthquake occurred in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Turkey

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred on Sunday in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Turkey, the data on casualties and material damage so far, said Seismological Observatory of Bosphorus University.

Crustal movement was felt in many resort areas on the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located near the coast in the resort province of Mugla.

Quake, registered at 15.45 local time (16.45 MSK), caused panic among local residents. In the resort town of Fethiye marked disruptions in communications, television channel NTV.

It is also reported that a number of hotels in

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5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Taiwan

An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 occurred near the island of Taiwan, information on injuries were reported, according to Xinhua news agency.

Tremor was recorded at 9:08 am local time (05:08 MSK) at the south-eastern coast of the island. The epicenter was located at a depth of 20 kilometers. Information about the threat of a tsunami there.

Taiwan is located in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire — areas with high seismic activity and earthquakes are occurring regularly. Most of them do not lead to serious loss of life and destruction.

In 1999, on the island there were powerful earthquakes, the

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6.1-magnitude earthquake occurred in Indonesia

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred on Monday in Indonesia, reports the Associated Press referring to the local meteorological agency.

Tremors were felt in the capital, Jakarta. Reports of the destruction and casualties caused by earthquakes have been received.

According to the staff of the Meteorological and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia, the epicenter of the earthquake was 121 km south-west of the coast of West Java Province. Hearth tremors occur at the depth of 21 km.

U.S. Geological Survey, in turn, said that the magnitude of the earthquake was 5.9.

In Indonesia is in the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred in the east of Indonesia

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred on Friday on the Indonesian island of New Guinea, according to the Associated Press referring to the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics service.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 15.56 local time (10.56 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 24.5 kilometers, the epicenter of the shock was located at 91 km to the west of the city Monokvari — capital of the Indonesian province of West Papua.

About the destruction or injuries were reported. Information about the threat of a tsunami also been reported. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude quake was 5.8.

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