A powerful earthquake could occur in the south of Sakhalin

In the south of Sakhalin to March 10, 2012 an earthquake of magnitude can occur 5,5. This was reported in the press service of the regional emergency department Russia, referring to the announced at the meeting of the Russian Sakhalin branch advisory council on earthquake prediction, seismic hazard assessment and risk. In this case, the Emergency Ministry said that "earthquakes with a magnitude usually do not lead to catastrophic damage."

To prepare for the possible consequences of a natural disaster, is currently undergoing inspections preparedness capabilities of municipalities. Intensified its efforts to refine the action plan forces and funds for

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Prediction of earthquakes in the Altai and Sayan. Video

Vladimir Putin instructed to create a center of earthquake prediction in the Altai and Sayan. He said this today during his working trip to Khakassia meeting on earthquake response in Siberia.

They also discussed the restoration of regional transport infrastructure. Special attention is paid to the need to prime the resettlement of old and dilapidated housing, which poses the greatest threat to people. As a result of the earthquakes in September and December 2011 in the disaster area were more than 1,000 settlements, which are home to about 6 million people. The most affected region was the

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Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in southern China

Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred on Thursday night in south China's Guangdong Province, according to Xinhua news agency.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 2.24 on Thursday local time (22.34 MSK) in the county Dunyuan Heyuan city district. Shock epicenter was at a depth of 13 kilometers.

At last report, despite the fact that, according to witnesses, the earthquake was felt strongly enough, it will not hurt the buildings and did not result in injury to people.

The epicenter was located 30 kilometers from the province's largest reservoir, Xinhua writes.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred in Eastern Siberia

The earthquake occurred in Siberia on Sunday. Tremors felt residents of Irkutsk Region, Khakassia, RIA Novosti reported.

Tremors were felt in about four or five minutes, from 15:19 (10:19 MSK) to 15:24 local time. The residents of the upper floors of high-rise buildings fell from the top shelf stuff. The houses have cracked glass, swinging chandeliers.

Currently Baikal geophysical service and FEMA checking information about the epicenter seismic event.

According to Reuters, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.8.

Late last year, December 27, an earthquake of magnitude 6.7 with intensity of 9.8 on a scale MSK-64 occurred in

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5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Chile

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred on Saturday off the Pacific coast of central Chile, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter was located 52 kilometers north of Loeb in the Bio-Bio. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 35 kilometers.

No casualties or damage were reported. No tsunami threat.

Chile is located in the zone of the Pacific "fire zone" where 85% of all recorded earthquakes in the world. At the end of February 2010 in Chile by an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.8 and ensuing tsunami killed more than 500 people.

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4.7-magnitude earthquake occurred in northern Iran

Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred on Friday in northern Iran, IRNA news agency reported citing seismologists Tehran University Geophysics.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 12.30 local time (1.30 MSK) near the village of Kila, located 86 kilometers east of Tehran.

Operational information from local authorities on the possible harm or death was not announced.

Iran is among the ten most earthquake-prone regions of the world, there is almost every 10 years, an earthquake with magnitude greater than 7.0. 6.3 magnitude earthquake victims in Bam in southeastern Iran in December 2003 were more than 31 thousand people, about 42 thousand were

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More than 20 million Russians live in an earthquake-prone area

More than 20 million Russians live in an earthquake-prone area, which may be subject to a seven-point and a strong earthquake, told RIA Novosti on Monday, a representative of the Department of Civil Defence Emergency Ministry.

"A significant threat to the population are of seismic risk, as more than 20 percent of the territory of the Russian Federation with a population of over 20 million people may be subjected to earthquakes of magnitude 7 and higher," — said the source.

He noted that in seismic zones are a large number of critical and potentially dangerous objects.

"It is planned to

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in the east of Indonesia

Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on Sunday morning in the east of Indonesia, told RIA Novosti in the National Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG).

The epicenter of quake was located on land 75 kilometers north-east of the city in Bintang Papua on the island of New Guinea.

Focus at a depth of 83 kilometers, and a warning about the possibility of a tsunami was not announced, said the official NUMKG.

Information on casualties or damage as yet available.

Indonesia is the most seismically active area of the planet and is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire

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Crete Earthquake

On the Greek island of Crete earthquake with magnitude 5.2. Reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Earthquakes have been recorded at a depth of 8.9 km at 03:33 local time (5:33 MSK). The epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km from Heraklion and 252 km from the capital of Greece, Athens.

Information on casualties or damage have been reported yet. The threat of a tsunami in the coastal areas was not announced, said Ytro.ru

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In northern Italy 4.9 magnitude earthquake

Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred on Wednesday in northern Italy, said the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy.

According to experts, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the province of Reggio Emilia. Tremors were felt around 9:00 am the residents of many Northern Italian cities, including Milan and Turin.

Particularly strong oscillations of the earth surface, which lasted a few seconds, the inhabitants of the upper floors felt houses. There, according to eyewitnesses, swinging chandeliers and even dropped some not so heavy items.

Concerned citizens began to call in fire service, civil defense and police, trying

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