Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred in central Australia

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred on Friday in central Australia, reports the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded at 19:55 local time (13:25 MSK) at 317 kilometers south-west of Alice Springs, located in the southern part of the Northern Territory of Australia. The earthquake was at a depth of 10 kilometers.

The earthquake occurred in a relatively unpopulated area.

Operational information from local authorities about possible damage to infrastructure or casualties were reported.

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A powerful earthquake in Alaska caused a local tsunami

Earthquake in Alaska, the magnitude of which, on the updated data of 7.5, was the cause of the local, but potentially devastating tsunami, reports AFP referring to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center USA.

"The data (with equipment) water levels indicate that there was a tsunami. It can be destructive along the coast near the epicenter", — quotes agency Message Center specialists.

According to the Associated Press, a tsunami warning has been declared for the southern coast of Alaska and the Pacific coast of Canada.

The epicenter of the earthquake on Friday at 23:58 local time (12:58 MSK), located on the

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Japan will not build new nuclear power plants

Japan will not build new nuclear reactors, but the existing power units that were stopped because of the earthquake, should be re-started after their security, Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda at a news conference on Friday.

"Building new nuclear reactors is unrealistic and difficult. Existing reactors the end of their life will be dismantled. I think this updating them is not. This is mainstream. As for the near future, after a thorough security check, including passing the stress tests those reactors that are ready to restart, you need to put into operation, with the agreement of the local population,

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Turkey continued aftershocks: the population in a panic

In Turkey, where on Sunday there was a powerful earthquake, aftershocks continue. Most residents of Van on the streets, people admit that they are afraid to go into the home, even if their apartments are elements not affected. According to the latest reports, the earthquake killed about 300 people. More than a thousand people were injured. Destroyed about 850 buildings. Numerous rescue teams try to quickly clear blockages. Local media reported that in contrast to the earthquake in 1999 (then killed more than 17,000 people), this time managed to save many more people trapped under the rubble. Some rescue

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Kizimen volcano in Kamchatka earthquakes

4.6-magnitude earthquake occurred in Kamchatka in the erupting volcano Kizimen. Victims or damage. In urban areas the tremors were not felt, transmits radio "Vesti FM".

Tremor was registered at about 21:47 local time on 22 October. The earthquake was located at a depth of about 2 km underground. Kizimen volcano is 265 km north of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Prior to 2009, he remained calm since the last eruption, observed in 1928-1929. Since the summer of 2010 in the vicinity of the volcano began recorded seismic activity, and in December 2010 became the volcano emit clouds of ash from the crater, according to

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Earthquake in southern Iran — 4.6 points

MOSCOW, September 18 — RIA Novosti. Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred on Sunday in the southern part of Iran, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The epicenter of tremors recorded in 03.07 local time (02.37 MSK), located at 79 kilometers south-west of Jahra. The earthquake lies at a depth of 10.2 kilometers.

No casualties or damage were reported.

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. An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 in the city of Bam, located in Kerman province in December

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Off the coast of Taiwan earthquake with magnitude 5.5.

Off the coast of Taiwan earthquake with magnitude 5.5. tremors have been recorded in 47 km from the main city Taipei — main village of the island. The earthquake was located at a depth of 17.3 km. No casualties or damage have not yet been reported. Tsunami warning also not yet announced. This site says the U.S. Geological Survey.

Recall, on March 11 in the region was a major earthquake, magnitude 9.0 off the coast of Japan. Soon after the tsunami hit the country. Killed according to official data, more than eight thousand people, analyzes of debris continues.

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An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale occurred in Montenegro

An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale occurred in Montenegro, December 21, 2010. Data on injuries or damage, according to ITAR-TASS.

The epicenter of earthquake was located two kilometers from the village Pluzhine.

No casualties or damage data yet.

On the Philippine island of Luzon at night there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.0

On the Philippine island of Luzon crowded tonight earthquake with magnitude 6.0, according to Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Tectonic upheavals registered at a depth of 60 km.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km from the city of Olongapo / Olongapo /, which has a population of 220 thousand people, and 102 kilometers from Manila — the capital of the Philippines.

Information on the impact of a strong push has yet been received.

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