In the south-west of Germany earthquake

In the south-west of Germany today, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake. Death and destruction, according to preliminary information, no. However, a strong tremor caused concern residents from Mainz to Koblenz, who began to call the police. The epicenter was located near the town of Nassau an der Lahn / federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate / and focus — at a depth of 5 to 10 km.

"The earthquake lasted for a few seconds," — said the representative of the Land Service of Geology and Mining Frederick Hefner. According to him, in the region of the earthquake are very rare.

Meanwhile, in recent

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Earthquake in the United States was greater than allowed for nuclear power plant in Virginia

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 — Prime. The recent earthquake on the East Coast of the U.S. was stronger than allow the security of nuclear power plants in the state of Virginia, but in the end was not damaged nuclear power plant, said on Thursday the vice president of a management station Dominion Virginia Power Eugene Grechek.

"The tremors were strong enough, but it did not last long enough to cause any damage. We know that nuclear power has a margin of safety" — the newspaper Washington Post Grecheka words he said at a meeting with representatives of the Nuclear Regulatory

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Earthquake off Sumatra in April, split in two lithospheric plates

A series of powerful aftershocks in the vicinity of the Indonesian island of Sumatra in April 2012 were "traces" of tectonic processes, splitting the Indo-Australian tectonic plate on the "Asian" and "Australian" part, say geologists in three articles published in the journal Nature.

"We've never seen an earthquake like this. It is part of the complex processes occurring in the split of the lithospheric plate. This geological process — the formation of new plate boundaries will leave millions of years and is likely to happen in that time a thousand earthquakes of such force" — said one of the authors

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Taiwan and the Philippines suffered a series of earthquakes

A series of strong aftershocks, the magnitude of which ranged from 4.6 to 6 points, today, March 20, shook the coast of Taiwan and the Philippines, as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to her the coast of Taiwan earthquake was recorded 5.5 points, its epicenter was 47 kilometers from the city of Taipei, the focus was on the occurrence of depth 17.3 km. No damages.

Then after the earthquake that magnitude 6 points, near the archipelago Babuyan. Its center was located at a depth of 36.6 km. Data on injuries or damage, as

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Another earthquake occurred in the Altai Mountains

Another earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occurred in the Altai Republic on Friday, where the day before was already registered a strong quake, according to the website of the regional authorities.

On Thursday, at 11.35 MSK 65 kilometers from the village to a depth Aktas 42 kilometers recorded earthquake of magnitude 5.4. According to some data, Geophysical Survey, Russian Academy of Sciences, earthquake, recorded in the Altai Republic, on Thursday, had a magnitude of 5.2. Seismic event occurred in a remote area of the Kosh-Agach. According to MOE region of death and destruction was not.

"According to the Altai-Sayan Branch

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Earthquake in Tibet — 4.9

Beijing, Dec. 1 / Xinhua / Today at 11:51 am Beijing time in the area of Ngari, Tibet Autonomous Region, an earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale, said the Chinese Seismological Service.

Quake epicenter was located at coordinates 31.7 degrees north latitude and 83.8 degrees east longitude, the earthquake lies at a depth of 10 km.

An earthquake with magnitude 4.8 occurred near the Japanese capital

Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the south of Tokyo neighboring Ibaraki Prefecture, reported mmo Japan.

Hearth lies at a depth of 50 meters. Tremors were felt in 14 prefectures. In Tokyo, the first impulse was unusual — strictly vertical, followed by several weaker, horizontal.

No tsunami threat. Information about No damages.

In March last year, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 caused a large tsunami that killed 19,000 people in the northeast of the country.

Scientists believe that the probability of an earthquake with an epicenter near Tokyo in the next four years is 70%.

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China: Xinjiang ice flow compared with the 8-magnitude earthquake

Due to the increase in air temperature at Lake Bagrashkel in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the ice began to move, and the generation of large ice bergs. Strong impact hits ice blocks with a concrete pier fishing village might have been 8 magnitude earthquake, according to China National Radio.

This spring, the lake can be seen Bagrashkel unusual and unique perspective. Lining the quay one by one icebergs like small icebergs formed "ice ridge." Some of them look like huts, others — on the hills.

Bagrashkel lake, which is called the "Pearl of the Tien Shan", is the largest

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New epicenter of the earthquake off the coast of Fukushima

In the northeast of the main Japanese island of Honshu on Sunday there was a new earthquake of magnitude 5.5. According to the National Meteorological Administration, no destruction, the threat of a tsunami has not been announced.

The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, its center lies at a depth of about 10 kilometers.

The strongest tremors were recorded in the prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, the most seriously affected by the March disaster, as well as in the prefectures of Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Shizuoka, Akita and Aomori.

Since

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6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Chile

6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Chile, said on Tuesday the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter was recorded in 23.31 Monday local time (08:31 MSK Tuesday), was located in the Pacific Ocean 338 miles west of the town of Puerto Chacabuco in southern Chile. Hearth tremors occur at depths 9.8 kilometers.

According to preliminary reports, the victims and destructions.

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