Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands are preparing for the tsunami strike

The Kuril Islands tsunami threat announced in connection with the massive earthquake in Japan. Wave can reach the island at 17:00 local. "According to the forecasts of our experts, the wave height can be up to two meters. Online mode using the site Japanese Meteorological Center, we monitor the tsunami, now it has reached the shores of Japan, wave height of about 4 meters," — said the head of the ITAR-TASS Tsunami Warning Center Sakhalin Hydrometeorological Tatiana Ivelskaya. According to residents of the Kurile area, strong tremors were felt on the island of Iturup within two minutes. In the rooms

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Where are the tsunami

One of the worst effects of offshore earthquakes — giant tsunami waves sweeping everything in its path. Until now, scientists could not answer a simple question: why in some cases they arise, and in the other — no? If it failed to install, then it would be a tragedy like the one that recently occurred in Indonesia, is unlikely to be repeated.

An earthquake measuring 7.5 points, which occurred late in the evening of Monday, October 25, in Indonesia, caused a tsunami, which affected Mentawai Islands in the western part of the country. Interestingly, the epicenter of the quake earthquake

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In Astrakhan, an earthquake?

We live in the neighborhood Babaevskii on the eighth floor. Recently regularly feel tremors and shaking. This is an earthquake?

Victoria Surkov.

Responsible doctor of geographical sciences, professor, academician of the International Academy of Ecology and Life Buharitsin Peter: "I think that the tremors associated with the activities of the military. Astrakhan — a low-rise city, so most people do not feel any hesitation, strongly they only appear on the top floors of skyscrapers. But those rocking in any case do not pose any threat to the public. "

Confirmed the opinion of the scientist and the head of the

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred on the border of Chile and Peru

6.2 magnitude earthquake recorded on Sunday near the border of Chile and Peru, the site of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Quake was registered at 12.31 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 15.31 MSK). The epicenter of the earthquake was located 93 kilometers east of the city with tanks and 110 kilometers north-east of the Chilean city of Arica. The earthquake lies at a depth of 87 kilometers.

"There were no reports of victims or damage to infrastructure has been received," — said the agency spokesman state emergency services at the Interior of Chile (ONEMI).

However, the Chilean National Metallurgical Corporation of Codelco,

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In Buryatia registered earthquake

At night, March 5 in the Republic of Buryatia registered earthquake intensity at the epicenter of 5.3 points, a magnitude 3.5.

As the press service of Defence Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Irkutsk region. the epicenter of the earthquake was located 15 km north-east of Cape St Upper Peninsula Headboard nose (water area of Lake Baikal).

In the Irkutsk region earthquake was not felt.

In Magadan earthquake

In the Magadan region, seismologists recorded an earthquake with a magnitude of 4-4.5, victims and destructions, "Interfax — The Far East", the press service of the regional emergency department on Sunday.

"The epicenter of the earthquake was 60 kilometers from Magadan. Surrounding villages are located from the epicenter about 20 kilometers. Tremors were felt in the region, some tryahanulo" — said the spokesman.

According to the source, despite the fact that seismologists do not predict future shocks, effort and money in the MOE are on high alert.


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The number of victims of the earthquake in Iran has reached 228 people

The number of victims of the earthquake in northeastern Iran has reached at least 228 people, reports Xinhua.

The official representative of the province of Khorasan-Rezavi reported that most of the injured victims of the magnitude 5.5 earthquake in the province of Khorasan-Rezavi not serious, so many people have returned home after treatment, and so far only 38 injuries remain in hospitals.

The data show the Iranian Seismological Center, the epicenter of earthquake was on January 19 in Nishapur — 64 km from Mashhad, the provincial capital of Khorasan Rezavi, and its center lies at a depth of 8 km.

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The earthquake occurred in Chechnya

An earthquake measuring 2-2.5 points occurred on Thursday night in Chechnya, there were no injuries, according to RIA Novosti spokesman for the regional emergency department Tim Taisumov.

"The tremors were recorded at about 18.11 MSK, the epicenter was located near the village of Paul Grozny district at a depth of 15 kilometers," — said Taisumov.

According to the MOE, the victims, the victims or damage.

At the same time, residents of some districts of Grozny felt faint tremors. In particular, a resident of the October district of Grozny, told RIA Novosti that "clearly felt they started to move a table

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The earthquake was felt in Azerbaijan in Karabakh

Registered on Monday at 14:54 (13:54 MSK) earthquake was felt in Azerbaijan and Karabakh, said Monday the agency "Novosti-Armenia" The duty manager of the National Service of Seismic Protection of Armenia's Ministry of Emergency Situations.

"In Azerbaijan, 43 km south-east of the city of Sheki recorded earthquake of magnitude 4.3. The quake epicenter was in the 5-6 ", — reported in seysmosluzhbe.

Earthquake in southwest China

In the southwestern part of China was a double earthquake that killed at least 20 people. According to preliminary data, the injured were also about 20 Chinese. The main force of an earthquake of 5.7 points, followed by exactly one hour followed by a second episode in a strong 5.6 points, and a series of additional waves flattened or damage to load-bearing structures of about 20 million homes.

The first and more powerful impetus was recorded in the morning on the border of Yunnan and Guchzhou, vibrations felt even residents of Leshan in Sichuan. People are in a panic

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