An earthquake measuring 5.2 in Kenya


23.01.12.V Kenya, near Lake Rudolf (also known as Lake Turkana), an earthquake of magnitude 5.2. Reported by the website of the National Geological Service of the United States. The epicenter of earthquake was located at a distance of 74 km north-east of Lodwar and 549 km from the capital, Nairobi. The earthquake was located at a depth of 15.2 kilometers.


5.1 earthquake in Romania


MOSCOW, October 4 — RIA Novosti. Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred in the Romanian county of Vrancea in 05.40 (06.40 MSK) on Tuesday, reports AFP.

"The center of the earthquake lies at a depth of 130 kilometers. Last earthquake of such strength was recorded in 2009. Earthquake in Vrancea County — normal thing, "- said the press secretary of the National Research Institute of Earth Physics Mircea Radulyan (Mircea Radulian).

Tremors were so strong that they felt even the inhabitants of the Romanian capital — the city of Bucharest.

At the request of the local police, no

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In Papua — New Guinea earthquake of magnitude 5.1.


12.02.2011, Washington 15:33:37 In Papua — New Guinea earthquake of magnitude 5.1. According to the National Geological Service of the U.S., the epicenter of the quake was located at a distance of 160 km to the west-south-west of the Arava. The earthquake was located at a depth of 58.1 km. Of deaths and injuries were reported.

Papua — New Guinea is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault), characterized by high seismic activity. Earthquakes in this country occur regularly. In December 2010. Here there were three earthquakes, the strongest of which was magnitude 6.9 on

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4.8 Earthquake in Japan


3.01.11.Zemletryasenie magnitude 4.8 occurred on Monday in Japan. Information on casualties or damage were reported. According to the National Meteorological Administration, no tsunami threat.


The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Sea of Japan near Niigata, the focus lies at a depth of 10 km. The strongest tremors were felt residents Murakami, ITAR-TASS reported.

The Japanese archipelago is located on the junction of four tectonic plates, so every year there are up to 20% of the seating on the earth quake of magnitude 6.0 and above.

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In Abakan 5.5 earthquake


10.02.11.Segodnya Abakan around 12:30 there was a severe earthquake. According to preliminary data, the force of tremors was 5 — 5.5 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was located about 170 kilometers south of Abakan and 195 kilometers from Kyzyl.

As the "AIS" from our own sources, in some institutions of the city, the evacuation of people. Students of educational institutions displayed on the street. However, an official order to evacuate the children to educational institutions are not reported.

In homes tremors were felt very strongly. According abakantsev, tottered furniture, dishes and rang felt like rock

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The quake


When an earthquake occurs, the energy is released in various forms: mechanical, thermal, energy in the form of electric and magnetic fields, etc. This energy is huge, and to define it in full is quite a challenge. Most of the mechanical energy is used to destroy the rock in the source region of the earthquake, the vertical and horizontal displacement of the adjacent crustal blocks. And only a small fraction of this energy is radiated in all directions into space in the form of seismic waves that spread across the globe. When the waves reach the earth's surface, they

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With the growth of the world population will increase from the earthquake and the damage they

March 1, 2013. The estimated population growth in this century will lead to the fact that the number of people dying from earthquakes to increase significantly. The planet will be more separate earthquakes with an increased number of deaths, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey Officer Thomas L. Holzer.

For his analysis, he chose a series of earthquakes, where number Bereaved exceeded 50,000, and the time period to which they relate, began in 1500 AD American geologist saw that as the number of people who have chosen their residence seismically unstable areas, earthquakes with a high

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Strong earthquake in Tuva. Video


Kizil, February 26 — RIA Novosti, Ivan Afanasyev. Eight aftershocks of magnitude 3.5 to 5.6 occurred on Sunday in Tuva after a strong earthquake, which also fell on that day, according to the regional emergencies department.

The second in the last two months a strong earthquake in Tuva on Sunday: the epicenter was near Kyzyl, the magnitude was 7.6. Tremors were felt for at least another seven Russian regions at a distance of more than a thousand kilometers from the epicenter.

According to the MOE, a series of aftershocks following the first Sunday of the earthquake was eight seismic

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Earthquake in Irkutsk. Video


November 10, 2011 at 00.23 (IGC) Baikal seismological station recorded earthquakes with intensity of — 5.7. The epicenter was in the waters of Lake Baikal. In Irkutsk, the earthquake was felt with an intensity of 3 points. Death and destruction, as at 7.00 (IGC) on November 10 in the Irkutsk region registered.

In early autumn EMERCOM Russia held a training event "Single Safety Week in the earthquake." Specialists department told students of educational institutions and staff of enterprises in the region to behave in case of aftershocks. To find the results of the action, on the morning after

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7.0 magnitude earthquake off the east coast of Japan. Video


MOSCOW, July 10 — RIA Novosti. A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.0 occurred off the east coast of the Japanese island of Honshu, said on Sunday the U.S. Geological Survey website.

Originally Service reported magnitude 7.1. Earthquakes have been recorded at 10.57 local time (4.57 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 34.9 kilometers, the epicenter was located 250 kilometers east of emergency plant "Fukushima-1" and 411 kilometers northeast of Tokyo.

How to Transfer TV channel NHK, the earthquake was declared a threat tsunami of up to 0.5 meters. Later television reported that along the northeast coast

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