2012 began with the first earthquake

Strong earthquake occurred on the first day of 2012 in the east Japan, which was severely damaged by the devastating tremors in March 2011. Seismic activity was observed in the Tove, where the earthquake occurred in late December.

In Japan, the earthquake was recorded at 14:27 local time (09.27 MSK) in 486 km south-east of Tokyo. Hearth tremors occur at depths 371 km, RIA "Novosti".

Tremors force up to 4 were recorded across the eastern coast of the island of Honshu. The strongest aftershocks were in the prefectures of Tokyo, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Chiba and Kanagawa.

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MOE denies reports of an earthquake in the Altai Mountains

GUMCHS Altai Republic has denied rampant in the media rumors about what happened on Thursday night at a magnitude 4.2 earthquake, said at a press conference on Thursday, the head of the republican emergency department Igor Bukin.

According to him, on Thursday morning, in a number of media news report that on Thursday night at 22.35 MSK (01.35 local time) in the Gorno-Altaisk was allegedly recorded an earthquake of magnitude 4.2.

"This will give the references to the European Mediterranean seismic station. Many picked up this information and began teaching it at 197 kilometers south-east of the Gorno-Altaisk near the

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in New Zealand

Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred on Friday in the central part of New Zealand, reported at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Earthquakes have been recorded at 06.37 local time on Saturday (Friday 21.37 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 7.6 kilometers. The epicenter was located just 21 kilometers north-east of Christchurch.

Data on injuries or damage. Message about the threat of a tsunami has been reported.

5.8 Earthquake in New Zealand

An earthquake measuring 5.8 occurred today in New Zealand. Its epicenter was 25 kilometers from the city of Christchurch in the South, which is severely affected by this disaster earlier this year.

This time, the tremors did not cause damage and casualties, but led to a power failure. Left without electricity for about 15 thousand people. The earthquake was suspended Christchurch International Airport. According to authorities, one person injured. It hit the store shelves.

Local residents were seriously scared:

"It was pretty quick, but sharp. Previously, I did not see him. I was afraid that the ceiling

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Another earthquake occurred in the Altai Mountains

Fifth in the last days of an earthquake of magnitude 3.2 occurred on Saturday morning in the Altai Mountains, the website of the Altai-Sayan Branch of Geophysical Survey SB RAS.

On Thursday, at 11.35 MSK 65 kilometers from the village to a depth of 42 Aktas kilometrabylo registered a strong earthquake. According to some data, Geophysical Survey SB RAS, its magnitude was 5.2. After that, the region was still three earthquakes of magnitude 2.7 to 3.6. On Saturday, an earthquake occurred again.

According to the Service, the earthquake occurred at 11.04 local time (08.04 MSK), its coordinates are: 49.83 north

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In the Black Sea earthquake

December 19 at noon, at about 11.28 MSK seismologists recorded earthquake of magnitude 3-3.5 on the Richter scale.

According to the Press Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Krasnodar region, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Black Sea, a distance of 33 kilometers from the coast

At 12.00 hours for information to the site of the task force left Sochi garrison fire department.

Earthquake felt residents of multi-storey buildings of the Central and Khosta areas outside of the city push was not felt.

In Sochi are regular small earthquakes, most of which

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Off the coast of Sumatra earthquake with magnitude 5.2

Off the coast of Sumatra earthquake with magnitude 5.2. According to the National Geological Service of the U.S., the epicenter of the quake was at 267 km southwest of Aceh g.Bada, their focus lies at a depth of 25.7 km.

Information on casualties or damage were reported. Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami threat.

It should be noted that the tremors occurred at about the same place where there was one of the most destructive earthquakes of modern times. Recall, December 26, 2004. victims of an underground hit with magnitude greater than 9.0

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In the area near the center of the Indonesian earthquake with magnitude 6.3

On Tuesday in the waters near the island of Sulawesi in central Indonesia earthquake of magnitude 6.3, information on casualties or damage have been reported yet.

As reported climatological, meteorological and geophysical service of Indonesia, the earthquake was recorded at 15:52 local time. The epicenter was located 71 km southwest from the city of Gorontalo, hypocenter lies at a depth of 142 km. Tsunami warning was not distributed.

As reported by the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake — 6.1.

Indonesia is in a zone of seismic activity, so there is every year a few thousand earthquakes

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In Vietnam, the mountains crumble and crack earth

At 50 kilometers from the provincial capital of Quang Nam is the town there Kai. After traveling for more than three hours on a bumpy road DT616 through the mountains and hills, you get to town Tra Bac Mai, where strange geological phenomena keep people at bay.

Strengthening of faults in the mountains

Local residents can rest assured that as the intensity of earthquakes is increasing. The nearby mountain, part of the Truong Son mountain range, covered by faults every night, making that louder sounds.

Seventy Liu Kwang Lai says these strange events in his life, he did not

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In the southern part of Japan felt the tremors

In the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan earthquake with magnitude 5.4. The epicenter of earthquake-lying near Amami Islands at a depth of 40 kilometers.

No casualties or damage were reported. Japanese authorities are not issued warnings about the threat of a tsunami.

Tremors in the country of the rising sun come into focus, the world media after the devastating disaster March 11, 2011. Record on record earthquake killed more than 15,000 people. As a result of the tsunami strike came down nuclear power plant in Fukushima.

The Pacific Ocean is more than 80% of the world's earthquakes.

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