In the area of the Kuril Islands earthquake occurred on 4

In the Kuril Islands for the last day there were four earthquakes, the strongest of them a magnitude of 5.2 was recorded in the area before the uninhabited island Simushir, said Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Tremors continued last night, were recorded two underground hit with magnitude 3.7-4.1. Their epicenter in the central part of the Kuril Islands on the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk. Another earthquake of magnitude 4.2 was noted near the east coast of the island of Iturup (Southern Kuriles).

According to the Kuril seismic, tectonic upheavals on the inhabited islands

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In Greece, an earthquake of magnitude 5.1

ATHENS, August 7. In western Greece earthquake with magnitude 5.1.

As RIA "News", the epicenter of the quake was located 25 kilometers from the city of Patras, the third largest in Greece.

The possible casualties or damage were reported.

Recall, April 1, on the Greek island of Crete earthquake with magnitude 5.9.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 348 km south-east of Athens. Its center lies at a depth of 77.9 km.

In this case, the Greek seismologists estimated magnitude earthquake in 6 points, and German specialists — 6.2 points. Greek television broadcast that the earthquake was felt throughout Crete,

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An earthquake measuring 5.6 occurred west of Sumatra

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the use in Indonesia Richter scale occurred on Saturday morning on the west coast of Sumatra, the tsunami is not expected, RIA Novosti reported at the National Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) of Indonesia. Quake epicenter was located 44 kilometers south-west of the city in the province of Mukomuko Benkulu and hearth-lying just 10 kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean. No casualties or destruction until there are no messages. In Indonesia is the world's most earthquake. In 2004, at the north-western coast of Sumatra, there was the strongest in 40 years the world's

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Off the coast of Kamchatka was a powerful earthquake

6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Kamchatka.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of earthquakes occur at a depth of 49 kilometers. Information on casualties or damage so far, reports Reuters.

The day before, on August 3, Shiveluch volcano on Kamchatka twice threw ash column with gas height of 6 and 7 feet above sea level. In this regard, the volcano has been assigned the code orange threat to aviation. Experts fear that the ash could get into the aircraft mechanisms and lead to accidents.

The most recent major earthquake was registered in Kamchatka April 21,

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Earthquake in New Zealand

4.2 magnitude earthquake was registered in New Zealand on Thursday at the South Island. According to the National Seismological Service, the epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km east of Christchurch, the earthquake lies at a depth of 9 km. Information on casualties or damage were reported. The second-largest administrative center of New Zealand — Christchurch — last year suffered two powerful earthquakes. Thus, in September 2010, an earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has destroyed the city center and its surroundings, knocking out communications systems, electricity, gas and water supply. In February of this year, due to an earthquake of

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In Papua New Guinea earthquake with magnitude 5.9

In Papua New Guinea earthquake of magnitude 5.9. Earthquakes have been recorded at 196 km from g.Kandrian (New Britain), 500 km from the capital Port Moresby. The earthquake was located at a depth of 8.2 km. Reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Data on casualties or damage have been reported yet.

Papua New Guinea is one of the most seismically active regions in the world, earthquakes are occurring regularly.

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 occurred in Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 reported on Monday off the coast of New Guinea island, part of the State of Papua New Guinea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Earthquakes have been recorded at 09.38 local time (03.38 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 16.8 kilometers, the epicenter of the quake was at a distance of 131 km to the east of Wewak — the administrative center of the province of East Sepik. About destroyed or damaged in the earthquake were reported. Information about the threat of a tsunami also been reported. Papua New Guinea is part

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Off the coast of Fukushima earthquake

In the northeast of the main Japanese island of Honshu, near the coast of Fukushima prefecture, where the nuclear power plant emergency, "Fukushima-1", an earthquake of magnitude 4.8. The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Fukushima, the focus lies at a depth of 10 kilometers below the ocean floor. The strongest earthquakes recorded in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures most severely affected by the March disaster, as well as in the prefectures of Tochigi, Gunma and neighboring regions of Tokyo and Saitama Chiba. According to the National Meteorological Administration, no destruction, the threat of a tsunami

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6.4-magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan

MOSCOW, July 30 — RIA Novosti. A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred in the north-east Japan, tremors were felt in Tokyo, reports Reuters citing television channel NHK.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, earthquakes have occurred in Sunday 03.53 local time (22.53 MSK Saturday). The epicenter is located 18 kilometers south-east of the city of Iwaki in Fukushima Prefecture and 186 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. The earthquake lies at a depth of 43.5 kilometers.

  The possible casualties or damage were reported. It is also unknown whether the crash damaged nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1?. Reports

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The Pacific coast of Canada collects seismic energy that threatens powerful earthquake

The Pacific coast of Canada, in the area of contact between two tectonic plates, is accumulated seismic energy that threatens a powerful earthquake that may affect a much larger area than previously thought. 

This is the conclusion of geologists Universieta Simon Fraser, who completed a series of studies 200-kilometer "transition zone" in the area of Vancouver Island, between the tectonic plates of the Juan de Fuca and North American continental plate.

Seismic data, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, suggest that the geological fault in the area for 7 kilometers deeper than previously thought, it goes through the thick

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