The sixth day of the earthquake occurred in the north-west of the country

Earthquake of magnitude 3.8 occurred on Sunday in the north-west of the country, said on Monday Seismological Service Center of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.

The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of five kilometers and is located 25 kilometers west of the city near the border Zakataly Balakan country with Georgia.

Propulsion in the epicenter was five points in Zagatala and Balaken — four points.

The first earthquake in the same area, a magnitude 4.5 was recorded around midnight on Saturday.

On Sunday, there was a whole series of earthquakes: in 15.09 (14.09 MSK) a magnitude of

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5.4 magnitude earthquake destroyed 720 homes in China

Some 720 houses have been destroyed in the earthquake of magnitude 5.4, which occurred on Friday night in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the local seismological service.

Despite the considerable damage, information about the victims and the victims have not yet been reported.

The earthquake lies at a depth of 20 kilometers. The epicenter of earthquake was in a mountainous region.

The number of victims of the earthquake in China has risen to 64 people

The number of victims of the earthquake of magnitude 5.7, which occurred on Friday in southern China has risen to 64 people, the number of wounded reached the mark in 715 people, according to Xinhua news agency.

Previously reported 50 dead and 150 wounded.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was located one kilometer to the south-east of the village Tszyaokuy in Yunnan Province. Its center was located at a depth of nine kilometers. After that followed a series of earthquakes aftershocks, the magnitude of the strongest of which was 5.6.

According to the agency,

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In Nicaragua, there was an earthquake of magnitude 5.1

In the Pacific coast of Nicaragua earthquake with magnitude 5.1.

As the representatives of the authorities, data on injuries or damage were reported.

According to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 135 kilometers south of the capital city of Managua. It occurs at a depth of 46 kilometers, according to ITAR-TASS.

In Azerbaijan, there was an earthquake

In Bilasuvar region of Azerbaijan was an earthquake. The earthquake, the strength of which was 3.1 points, was at a depth of 40 km.

Tremors were not felt, says Azerbaijani news agency Trend.

Five dangerous nuclear facilities

Society The problems that have arisen with the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima" as a result of the recent earthquake and tsunami actualized controversy about the safety of nuclear power in general. Part of the problem with the Fukushima nuclear power plant due to the fact that the plant was designed for an earthquake and a tsunami is not strength. But after a three-Mail Island, Chernobyl and now Fukushima, the question remains — can nuclear power be truly safe? In light of the Japanese disaster, we remember 5 more nuclear facilities, where there were problems with security.

Metsamor,

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Earthquake of magnitude 7.9 occurred in Costa Rica

Earthquake of magnitude 7.9 occurred in Costa Rica, said on Wednesday the U.S. Geological Survey website (USGS).

Reuters reported with reference to the Pacific Warning Center the tsunami threat the United States, after the earthquake announced the threat of a tsunami.

The earthquake lies at a depth of 20 kilometers. Quake epicenter was located 80 kilometers from the city of Liberia.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 08.42 local time (18.42 MSK).

Information on possible damages on yet been received.

The devastating earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in Costa Rica in January 2009. Then the tremors have been recorded only 35

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On the effects of the ocean fukusimskaya tragedy far ahead of Chernobyl

Radiation levels in the oceans in 1990. This is mainly the result of nuclear weapons tests. (Here and below the data Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

Ongoing debate on the extent of the accident at the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" in the earthquake and tsunami on March 11. Officials assigned catastrophe "seven" on the international scale, that is, recognized that she went to Chernobyl level, although it does not prevent officials say that comparisons with Chernobyl incorrect.

Ken Busseler of Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole (USA) believes that, at least on the impact of the ocean fukusimskaya tragedy has

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Another earthquake in western Turkey

Residents of the provincial capital of Kütahya and areas Shaphane, Pazarlar, Hisarchik, Gediz, Emet and Tavşanlı in western Turkey poured into the streets, feeling the tremors.

An earthquake measuring 4.2 points occurred on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. This is the second earthquake in the area in recent months. The first earthquake in Kutahya almost led to an environmental disaster.

According to the Kandilli Observatory (Bosphorus University) and Earthquake Research Institute, the earthquake began at 12:16 pm at a depth of five kilometers. Its epicenter was located near Sim.

Previous earthquake in Kutahya occurred May 19, 2011 at 23.15 local time,

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Earthquakes can occur on Earth because of the attraction of the moon

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