Earthquake record force in Australia

Earthquake record force in Australia Natural Disasters

According to seismologists happened in South Australia, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake was the most powerful in the past 15 years. The epicenter was located near the Museum of Aboriginal Art "Ernabella" at 317 km south-west of Alice Springs, 227 km south-east of Uluru and had a depth of 3 km. Representatives of the tribes living in the region, reported a strong jolt, which lasted about 30 seconds. Fortunately, nobody was seriously damaged.

The last earthquake of such force happened in the west of the continent in 1997 and swept by a 6.3 magnitude. Then,

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In Taiwan, there was a strong earthquake

March 27, 2013. Earthquake magnitude 6 points occurred on Wednesday morning in the central part of the island of Taiwan. Brunt of the disaster came in Nantou county, located 250 km from the capital city, which also felt tremors. The epicenter was at the depth of 15 kilometers. According to experts, there is no threat of a tsunami.

As a result of tremors in a number of buildings collapsed ceilings, was suspended rail and underground work.

At least 20 man in Nantou County and neighboring communities suffered minor injuries.

Taiwan is located at the junction of tectonic plates and seismic

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5.9 earthquake in the western Pacific Ocean


MOSCOW, Feb. 26 — RIA Novosti. Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred on Saturday in Santa Cruz Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 13.10 local time (05.10 MSK).

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 101 kilometers west of the city at a depth of 49.6 Lata kilometers.

No injuries or damage were reported.

According to seismologists, there is no tsunami risk.

Santa Cruz Islands are part of the administrative province of Temotu States Solomon Islands.

RIA Novosti

Seismic activity continues to the south-west China


In Yunnan province, continuing aftershocks. Photo:

24.02.11.Po local seismological data management, in the period from 1 January to 19 February in the county Intszyan Yunnan earthquake occurred in 1146. Many residents of the county for more than a month of living in tents and makeshift shelters, afraid to return home.

In the central park Yinghua still can see a lot of tents, at which time local residents have moved to live with their families. Some got himself aquarium goldfish. They say they watched film "Great Tangshan Earthquake", which showed that goldfish can anticipate a major earthquake,

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The roar of earthquakes can be detected in orbit

GOCE satellite in the representation of the artist (image European Space Agency).

February 26, 2013. Last year, in the small town of Wisconsin (USA), there was a strange "boom." As it turned out, it was a small earthquake. And like this are not uncommon. In the early summer of 2001 residents Spokane (Washington) reported a similar noise, which lasted intermittently for about five months. Seismometers recorded then 105 aftershocks, the two — with a magnitude of 4.0. Some of them do not fall into the coverage area of seismographic equipment, so they were not able to locate. Installation

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6.0 earthquake in Tajikistan


13.05.12.Zemletryasenie magnitude of about 6 occurred in the Rasht district of Republican Subordination in Tajikistan, 150 km east of Dushanbe. MOE countries do not have data on the destruction and casualties.

According to seismologists, the earthquake, recorded on May 13 about 3:30 MSK (0:30 GMT), could be at a depth of 10 km in the crust.

Previous aftershocks with magnitude greater than 5 occurred in Tajikistan in January 2011 and did not lead to loss of life.

Then their epicenter in the Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region in the south.

Source: BBC Russian

Earthquake in Finland for the first time in 90 years

February 5, 2013. Quakes in the capital region Finland in Sunday and Monday, January 4, will not affect the seismic activity in the area of St. Petersburg. This was "Fontanka" said chief engineer Geophysical Service RAS Vladimir Karpinski.

"The magnitude of the earthquake in Finland, according to media reports, was only 1.7 points. I suspect that in addition to specialists, and no one noticed. Even the glasses in the cupboard is not ringing — said Karpinski. — On the border between the Republic of Karelia Karelian isthmus and there are so-called Ladoga-Bothnia area: such events happen and there are not

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Earthquake recorded in Crimea


24.01.12. For the period from 13 to 20 January in the Crimea there were one small earthquake. As the press service of the Crimean Republican Committee for Construction and Architecture, the seismic situation in the peninsula remained in the normal range. At the same time, during this period there were three imperceptible earthquake in eastern Turkey, the Caucasus and Romania.

At the moment, the anomalies in the deformation fields, pointing to the preparation of a strong earthquake in the Crimea, have been identified. According to the agency e-Crimea, a month ago seismic situation in the peninsula was considered calm.

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How we survived the earthquake


13.01.12.Kak Kyzyl residents on Tuesday, 27 December 2011, survived the earthquake, which experienced late at night — in 23 hours 21 minutes? Their actions, feelings during a strong push and conclusions — after him.

Their views, even in days of January 2012, coming out of shock, kyzylchane shared with the "center of Asia."

Victoria Mongush, pensioner:

— When it was shaking, my husband and I tried not to panic. Dressed, would be quick to leave, but I had to search long for a cat. She huddled in the far corner. And on the eve of it we did not

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The tsunami, which can not be forgotten. Video


26.12.11. -26 December 2004 in 9 hours and 40 minutes of local time, a huge wave crashed on the Thai coast. One and a half hours before a magnitude 9.15 earthquake occurred in the Indian Ocean at the latitude of the island of Sumatra, at a depth of 30 kilometers. This earthquake has become one of the four largest in the world.

It happened at the junction of the Indo-Australian and Eurasian tectonic plates. When the voltage at the junction of them became too big it freed up tremendous energy equivalent to thousands of atomic bomb explosion. The

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