6.2-magnitude earthquake caused panic in southern Sumatra

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, occurred early this morning at the south-western coast of Sumatra caused a panic among the local population, but a tsunami warning was not announced, reports the Indonesian national news agency Antara.

Quake epicenter was located 140 kilometers south-west of the city Krui in the southern Sumatra province of Lampung, and hearth-lying just 10 kilometers below the surface of the Indian Ocean — the entrance to the Sunda Strait, according to the National Department of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics, Indonesia . "The shock was very strong, the earthquake caused the furniture in

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Eastern Turkey tryahanulo 5.3 magnitude

In eastern Turkey near the border with Georgia Ardahan province on Wednesday, an earthquake measuring 5.3 magnitude on the Richter scale.

The earthquake was recorded at 11.17 local time (12.17 MSK), its epicenter was in the county Posof, said seismic observatory Bosphorus University. Information on casualties or damage as a result of tremor have been reported yet, according to RIA Novosti.

"The primary data obtained show that there are no victims. We continue to monitor the situation," — said the air of "Haber Turk" provincial governor Mustafa Tekmen. According to the mayor of the

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Californias time to wash out

Suffer a "golden state" the fate of Atlantis?

Sixteen major tectonic plates of the planet is in motion. The fact that they do not stand still, we are reminded of the earthquake, which resulted in the last 7 years have killed more than half a million people. The most devastating were shaking the ground in Southeast Asia in 2004, Haiti in 2010 and in Japan in early March. Where is the next can occur a powerful burst of energy to the surface of the Earth's crust? One of the most unstable places tectonic scientists believe the San Andreas Fault

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Tsunami warning for southern Alaska and western Canada canceled

Tsunami warning, announced Saturday for the southern part of Alaska and the Pacific coast of Canada after a massive earthquake of magnitude 7.5, canceled, reports the Associated Press.

According to the Tsunami Warning Center in Alaska, the tremors caused a small tsunami, but it will not be devastating, as previously warned local authority residents of Alaska and western Canada.

The epicenter of the earthquake that struck Friday 23.58 local time (12.58 MSK Saturday), was located at 106 kilometers west of the town of Craig. The earthquake lies at a depth of 9.9 kilometers.

5.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in northern Argentina

5.9-magnitude earthquake occurred in northern Argentina in Salta Province, 1.5 thousand kilometers from the capital of Buenos Aires, according to the website of Argentine National Institute of Seismic Hazard Prevention.

Information on casualties or destruction have been reported yet.

Quake was recorded at 17.07 MSK Thursday. Its epicenter was located 36 kilometers south-east of the city at a depth of Tartagal 650 kilometers.

Argentine seismologists say that in the near future in this region of the country is possible strong earthquake — up to eight on the Richter scale.

Tartagal city (60,000 inhabitants) is located in the foothills of

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In Ecuador, an earthquake

In Ecuador, an earthquake of magnitude 4.7. Reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to seismologists, the tremors have been recorded at a depth of 72.9 km at 18:57 local time (03:57 MSK). The epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km from the city of Riobamba.

Information on casualties or damage have been reported yet. The threat of a tsunami in the coastal areas has not been announced.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in Peru

Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred 780 km north-east of the capital city of Lima, Peru, the data on casualties or damage not reported at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tremor was recorded on Saturday at 18.57 MSK 55 kilometers south of the city Kampoverde. Its center lies at a depth of 118 kilometers.

According to the data of the Geophysical Institute of Peru was 6.0 magnitude aftershocks.

Pacific through Peru is a "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40,000 kilometers. He circles the Pacific Ocean, passing along the coasts of North and South America to

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Magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred off the coast of Vanuatu

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred off the coast of the island nation of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean, according to a Sunday service sayteGeologicheskoy U.S. (USGS).

According to the service, the earthquake was recorded at 10:00 local time on Sunday (3.00 MSK). Hearth lies at a depth of 35 kilometers, the epicenter of the quake was at a distance of 225 kilometers to the north-west of the second largest city in Vanuatu Luganville.

No casualties or damage, and the threat of a tsunami is not reported.

Vanuatu Islands are part of the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" — a horseshoe-shaped band

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred in the Gulf of California

Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred on Monday in the Gulf of California, off the coast of Mexico and the United States, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Aftershocks were recorded in 23.26 local time (10.26 MSK), their focus lies at a depth of 10 kilometers. The epicenter was located at 73 kilometers from the Mexican town of Topolobampo.

Information on casualties or damage were reported. Tsunami threat was not announced.

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred in Chile

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred on Monday in the center of Chile, said the Chilean Seismological Service of the University.

The earthquake occurred on Monday at 18.04 local time (04.01 MSK Tuesday) 53 km to the west of the city of Los Vilos (Coquimbo Region). Tremors were also felt in the neighboring region of Valparaiso. The earthquake was located at a depth of 41.5 kilometers.

Information on injuries were reported.

According to seismologists, there is no danger of a tsunami.

In Chile, there is a high seismic activity due to the fact that in this country is the so-called Pacific

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