In Papua New Guinea there was a powerful earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale

In Papua New Guinea, at night (at 04:03 GMT) was a powerful earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale with epicenter at 117 km. from the town of Kimba. The hearth was located at a depth of 21.5 km. Japan's Meteorological Service, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center announced the threat of a local tsunami, reports Newsru.com.

State of Papua New Guinea gained independence in 1975, before this area is part of Australia. The country occupies the eastern part of the second largest island of New Guinea Land, located in the Pacific Ocean north of Australia, and several other nearby

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An earthquake with magnitude 4.6 occurred near the eastern coast of Kamchatka

Tremors of magnitude 4.6 recorded off the east coast of Kamchatka, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of the earthquake on Sunday at 07.14 am local time (Saturday at 23.14 MSK), is located 118 kilometers east of the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Tremors have been recorded at a depth of 62.4 kilometers. The possible casualties or damage were reported. No threat of a tsunami.

Earthquake in eastern Turkey of Elazig

An earthquake measuring 4.4 frightened residents of the eastern Turkish Elazig early Thursday morning. Fortunately, the tremors did not serve the cause of death and did not cause significant damage to buildings, according to Anatolia news agency.

Kandilli seismology center, located in Istanbul, has confirmed that the earthquake occurred at 6:19 am on Thursday. Its epicenter was located near Ichme, but tremors were felt in the center of the area.

Elazig Governor Muammer Erol said that the earthquake did not damage, as the strength of aftershocks was negligible.

Last earthquake in Elazig was in June of this year. His strength

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5.7 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Turkey

Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred on Tuesday off the coast of the Aegean coast of Turkey, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Aftershocks were recorded in 16.16 local time (18.16 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 9.9 kilometers, and its epicenter was located at 47 kilometers from the island of Bozcaada and 67-kilometers from the town of Ezine.

As noted by Reuters, tremors were felt in Istanbul and its surroundings, but reports of casualties or damage were reported.

6.4-magnitude earthquake occurred in Chile

MOSCOW, June 1 — RIA Novosti. A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred on Wednesday in the west coast of Chile, according to a statement on the website of U.S. Geological Service (USGS).

The epicenter of tremors recorded in 08.55 local time (16.55 MSK), located at 96 km south-west of the city of Concepcion. The earthquake lies at a depth of 15.1 kilometers.

Data on casualties or damage were reported.

Chile is characterized by high seismic activity. In February 2010, 115 kilometers north of the located in the central part of the country the city of Concepción earthquake with magnitude

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred in Alaska

Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred on Tuesday near the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, according to the U.S. sayteGeologicheskoy service.

The epicenter of tremors registered in 06.56 on Tuesday (19.56 MSK), located 120 kilometers north-west of Attu Island in the Bering Sea and 866 kilometers east of the Russian Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The earthquake lies at a depth of 20.9 kilometers.

According to experts of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, the chance of a tsunami is extremely low.

Atta is the largest of the Near Islands Aleutian Islands archipelago. The population of the island is a few dozen people.

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New Zealand expects new earthquake

According infox.ru, seismologists predict a new earthquake in the region of Canterbury in New Zealand. Perhaps this will be aftershocks after the earthquake of 2010 and 2011.

According to forecasts from the New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear Research, in New Zealand in the Canterbury region can happen earthquake measuring 6.0? 7.0 in the next 12 months.

In an interview with Radio New Zealand is one of the employees of the Institute Matthew Gerstenberger, scientists built model shows that with high probability (23%) in this region will be aftershocks (aftershocks) following the September and February events.

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Lake Baikal — a premonition of doom

Baikal during a single century fascinates many people. But few know about the secrets that keeps the lake. These secrets, many researchers have tried to study, but over time they became more and more.

One hundred and fifty years ago, Lake Baikal earthquake of 9 points. As a result, a huge piece of land to the right of the Selenga River delta was under water. At this place there was failure of the bay. Under water with the land left several villages. It was the biggest in the historical period in Baikal earthquake. Now scientists say that this disaster

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Earthquake near the archipelago of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean

MOSCOW, September 12 — RIA Novosti. Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred in the island nation of Vanuatu, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of tremors that occurred Sunday at 23.37 UTC (03.37 MSK on Monday), was located at 63 kilometers from Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu. The earthquake lies at a depth of 35.1 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage were reported.

The tsunami threat was reported.

The earthquake occurred in Papua New Guinea

Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred on Saturday at 23.43 MSK in eastern Papua New Guinea. This was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 54 km southwest of Lae — Morobe provincial capital and second largest city of the country. Hearth lies at a depth of 1 km. Information on casualties or damage were reported, according to ITAR-TASS.

Because of the many volcanoes, including underwater, this seismically active part of the world ocean called Pacific Ring of Fire. Tectonic fault runs through Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Hawaii (USA), the east coast of

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