A powerful earthquake struck the island of New Guinea in Indonesia

In the eastern part of Indonesia on the island of New Guinea earthquake of magnitude 6.5 on the Richter scale.

The epicenter was located 53 km from the city of Warren West Papua province, reports RIA "Novosti". Information on deaths and destructions have been reported yet.

Because of the deep to find the source of 132 kilometers beneath the Pacific Ocean tsunami threat to Indonesia not.

The island nation is in the normal fault, called "Pacific Ring of Fire." On this site the two plates collide, one forms the bottom of the Indian Ocean, and the second relating to Asia,

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Magnitude earthquake in India was 5.2

Magnitude earthquake on Monday in India was 5.2, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The epicenter was located 48 km north-west of the capital city of India, New Delhi. The earthquake lies at a depth of 19.1 kilometers.

According to RIA Novosti, in New Delhi shivered glass, rocked furniture.

No casualties or damage have been reported yet.

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In Azerbaijan, there was an earthquake of magnitude 3.3

Earthquake of magnitude 3.3 occurred on Wednesday in 01.12 (00.12 MSK) in Jalilabad Azerbaijan (about 400 kilometers south of Baku), reports Seismological Service Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.

Center of the earthquake was at a depth of 20 kilometers.

Death and destruction as a result of the elements is not fixed.

In Crimea there was an earthquake

1.6 magnitude earthquake recorded near Perekop Isthmus.

Message received from the press service of the Crimean Republican Committee for Construction and Architecture. "The intensity of the epicenter was 1 point," — said the expert.

In addition, in the near field today registered a series of 13 earthquakes with epicenters in western Turkey. Magnitude ranged from 2.8 to 4.7 (the intensity at the center from 3 to 6 points).

Another earthquake occurred in Romania in the Vrancea region. Magnitude — 3.7 points. Information on casualties or damage have been reported yet. Local media reported that the anomalies in the deformation fields

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In the center of the Kuril earthquake magnitude 5.2

Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred on Saturday at the Kuril Islands. Shock epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of the desert island Simushir, the focus lies at a depth of 70 kilometers, said Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Three hours before the underground hit in Simushir, but at a considerable distance from him in the ocean, at a depth of 33 kilometers were recorded earthquake of magnitude 4.0. According to seismologists, the Far East, on any of the inhabited islands of the Kuril tectonic upheavals were not felt, there was no tsunami

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The risk of an earthquake in Washington

Speaking tectonic terms, a lot of things going on in the north-west Pacific plate. Of the subduction zone (the place of insertion plate in the mantle, in other words, the promotion of the lithospheric plates) Cascadia with lithospheric plate, Juan de Fuca, which is slowly moving under the North American plate. According to legend ideytsev, more than 1100 years ago, there was a powerful earthquake, hence the share of seismic hazard is present here.

Now add to this potentially dangerous changes in Bellingham basin and tectonic activity of the area along the coast of Washington, near the Canadian border.

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Nepal was reset point tectonic couple in the Himalayas — scientists

Faults in the earth's crust caused by the earthquake in Nepal in 1255, prompted the scientists that its territory is reset point tectonic "couple" resulting from the collision of the Eurasian and Indian plates, according to an article published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

The southern part of Eurasia is composed of two large tectonic plates — the Eurasian and Indian. Eastern and northern boundaries between them are the entire length of the Himalayas and other mountain massifs, where the clash between the plates causes the rare but extremely powerful earthquake. Often these disasters, such as the earthquake in Kathmandu

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Kamchatka is preparing for an earthquake. Video

Kamchatka seismologists warned of a possible earthquake. The strength of aftershocks can be expected to reach 7 points, residents of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to urgently examine safety and collect "disturbing suitcases" of provisions, documents and things essential. In high alert translated all the emergency services of the peninsula.

Report Abros'kina Victoria.

— Canned food, medicines, documents to still know who I am, if anything happens.

Xenia Mikita hastily gathers "alarming suitcase" — a bag with the necessary things. A few days ago the experts of the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service reported that in the next month residents

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About 50 people were killed in the earthquake in Iran

About 50 people were killed and 400 were injured in Saturday's earthquake in north-western Iran, reports AFP citing local authorities.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.3. Hearth quake was at a depth of 9.8 kilometers to 32 kilometers from the city of Ahar.

Iran is among the ten most earthquake-prone regions of the world, there is almost every ten years an earthquake with magnitude greater than 7.0. Thus, in December 2003, 6.3 magnitude earthquake victims in Bam in the south-east of the country were more than 31 thousand people, about 42 thousand were

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Earthquake in Lorca caused interference with ground water

Examining the wealth of data on the fault, the scientists concluded that the cause of a fairly strong earthquake of 5.1 earthquake that occurred in the Spanish city in 2011, has become a frequent and improper human intervention in the bowels of the earth. Then a start killing 9 people and caused enormous damage to the city itself.

With the help of satellite images revealed the direction in which there is a movement of the soil. Researchers found the correspondence of these shifts in relatively shallow fault those locations south of the city, where for many years in the

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