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7.1 earthquake in the South Pacific

Underwater earthquake with an epicenter 60 kilometers south-west of the city Isangel — the provincial Tafea / island of Tanna, Vanuatu / happened today at 11:09 MSK / 18:09 local time / in the South Pacific.

According to the Australian seismologists, its magnitude was 7.1, and the center lies at a depth of 36.7 km under the seabed. While reports of the tsunami and other notable consequences of tectonic disaster has been reported.

Vanuatu is located in Micronesia — the heart of Oceania as called huge cluster of islands, with an area comparable to the mainland, spread out between Australia

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Russian scientists are warning of the possibility of a tsunami on Lake Baikal

March 7. Many people used to think that there are only a tsunami in the ocean. Indeed, about 80 percent of the tsunami is born on the Pacific coast, where frequent catastrophic earthquake. But in fact, the tsunami can occur in any sufficiently large body of water, located in a seismic area. According to employees of the Institute of Earth's Crust and the Scientific Research Institute of Biology, Irkutsk State University, destructive waves can be expected in the lake.

Tsunami, the waves very long, result of long sections of the shift up or down with strong underwater and

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In Argentina, there was a six-point earthquake

March 5, 2012.A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred on Monday in the north of Argentina. Instruments recorded a strong push at 4:46 am local time (11:30 GMT).

The epicenter of the earthquake was 111 km south-east of the province of Santiago del Estero, which is home to nearly a quarter of a million people. Hearth element lies at a depth of 550 kilometers, according to News.

Source:finalnews.ru

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 occurred in New Caledonia

Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 occurred on Saturday in New Caledonia — overseas department of France in the Pacific Ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to seismologists, the epicenter was located 368 kilometers east of the administrative center of the city of New Caledonia, Noumea. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 31 kilometers.

No casualties, damage and the threat of a tsunami is not reported.

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Residents of Grozny was an explosion of an old building for earthquake

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28.10.11.Vecherom October 27 in the central part of Grozny residents felt a strong tremor. As it turned out, the cause of the earth's surface vibrations emergency demolition was a multistory building, the correspondent of the "Caucasian Knot".

The explosion seriously scared of people who took it for an earthquake and thought that might happen in Chechnya repetition of the events that occurred in Turkey on October 23, when a massive earthquake has resulted in numerous casualties and destruction. Earthquake and echoed in the South Caucasus: the people of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in the day felt some tremors force

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Scientists predict another strong earthquake in Costa Rica

After a series of tests carried out in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, experts from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) said on Tuesday that there is a possibility of one more powerful earthquake on the Peninsula of Nicoya. But when it happens it is not possible to determine.

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6.3 earthquake in the Mediterranean Sea

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April 1, Minsk / Correspondent. Learned /. An earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude occurred today in the Mediterranean Sea, news agencies reported.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 122 km northeast of the city of Heraklion in Crete, 350 km south-east of Athens at a depth of 77 km below the surface. Greek television broadcast that the earthquake was felt throughout Crete, where more than 600 thousand people, as well as on the islands of the southern Aegean Sea.

Residents of the Egyptian cities of Cairo and Alexandria, and Damanhur in the north, too, felt the tremors of

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Earthquake in France

February 26 marked by another powerful earthquake that disturb residents France. Magnitude is only 4.8, but it was enough that the public raised the alarm and literally put on the ears rescue services hundreds of calls.

The epicenter of the earthquake was in France at 131 km from Bordeaux, 100 km away from Turin, 41 km from Brianchon. The depth of aftershocks — 10 km.

Earthquake felt the residents of several villages. No damages, but among the people started to panic, because in this region, earthquakes of such force was observed for more than 40 years,

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In northern Japan Earthquake 5.1

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TOKYO, March 3. 5.1-magnitude earthquake occurred in northern Japan today. Information on casualties or damage were reported. According to the National Meteorological Administration, no tsunami threat.

According to Euronews, the epicenter of the earthquake was located near the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, near the Kuril Islands. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of 170 km under the sea.

Recall, February 13, an earthquake of magnitude 4 occurred in the metropolitan area of Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the northern part of Ibaraki prefecture northeast of Tokyo. Hearth

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Japanese earthquake in 2011 still goes around comes around

Geological vicinity of Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake in 2011 shows the oval to the east of the islands near the Japan Trench. (Image AAAS / Science.)

A powerful earthquake that struck the east coast of Japan in March 2011, woke faults near the dormant plant "Fukushima-1" and "Fukushima-2."

"Strong earthquakes may occur in the fault Futaba only 5-6 km from the nuclear reactor," — emphasizes Dapeng Zhao of Tohoku University. This fault runs along the coast just past the two nuclear power plants.

Group, Mr. Zhao has analyzed data for more than 6 thousand earthquakes in the

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