More than 15,000 people were killed in the earthquake and tsunami in Japan

The death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan on March 11, more than 15 thousand people, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK, with reference to the police headquarters in Japan.

According to official data, the natural disaster in the country killed 15 000 57. Previously reported 14 thousand 949 dead. Most victims were residents of disaster prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima. So, just in Miyagi prefecture killed nearly 9000 people. Until now, the fate remains unknown 9000 121 people.

The earthquake and tsunami completely destroyed more than 90,000 houses and damaged more than 258,000 homes.

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Outbreaks caused by earthquakes


"Lights of earthquakes"

"Lights of earthquakes" — this is an unusual light atmospheric phenomenon, which, as noted, appears in the sky near or directly into the zone of tectonic stress, seismic activity, or volcanic eruptions. Disputed fact, until photographs were obtained during the earthquakes in Matsushiro, Nagano, Japan from 1965 to 1967. Only then seismologists acknowledged the existence of this phenomenon.


Flashes of light mark in earthquakes, although occasionally there are reports of glow preceding earthquakes, as in an earthquake in Kalapane in 1975. They reportedly have the shape and color, similar to the glow of the

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Japan is afraid of a new earthquake

In Japan, the work is stopped another nuclear power plant — "Hamaoka" stopped all five reactors.

According to forecasts of scientists and seismologists in the area of the station is high probability of an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0, and even more, and the likelihood of such an earthquake in the area in the next 30 years up to 87% — that's a lot, and the Japanese again and again come to the demonstrations, demanding the government to protect them from repeating Fukusimskoy tragedy.


Powerful earthquake rocked Japan and Costa Rica

In the north-east Japan earthquake with magnitude of 6.2. Its center lie in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 37.6 kilometers. The epicenter was located at 59 kilometers from the city of Iwaki on Honshu Island. Reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

National Meteorological Bureau of Japan issued a warning about the threat of a tsunami, but a few minutes later the warning was canceled.

A powerful earthquake also occurred in Costa Rica. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the magnitude of the earthquake was 6. Hearth lies at a depth of 70 kilometers. The epicenter was located

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Published footage CCTV cameras in the earthquake in Turkey

Turkey came from video footage taken CCTV cameras during the recent earthquake. On records recorded the first tremors. Almost at once the lights go out. People are in a panic ran out into the street, many people can not stay on his feet. Following them rolling wave of debris from collapsed buildings, and the top covering of dust.

Spain is waiting for eruption

In the Spanish Lorca May 11, there were two strongest earthquake in 50 years. Geophysicist, member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Alexander Gorodnitsky told "Trud", why tectonic activity increased.

— DOES THE tremors in Lorca the March tectonic shift in the Pacific?

— No. Earthquake in Japan, even the power of 9 points could hardly lead to crowding-ku in Spain.

— What was the reason?

— Events in Lorca linked to the small collision Iberian and African tectonic plates (On the Iberian plate is Spain. — "Work"). Deal that at the Strait of Gibraltar and to the Azores

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Off the coast of El Salvador’s 5.1 earthquake


12.01.11.Neskolko hours ago in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador was awarded a series of aftershocks. The parameters of the earthquake estimated U.S. researchers.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first and most powerful quake occurred at 4:05 am Moscow time, and had a magnitude 5.1 score. Its epicenter was 150 kilometers south-west of San Salvador — the capital and largest city of El Salvador. The earthquake lies at a depth of 51.1 kilometers.

According to local authorities, no injuries or damage have been reported yet. Seismologists have stressed that there is no

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More than 400 recent earthquakes in Nevada

April 28. According to statements by NASA, a series of earthquakes shook the ground near Hawthorne, Nevada. Weak to medium-strength earthquake concentrated near Mount Buller, in a radius of 10 km? (4 sq. Miles). More than 400 earthquakes with a magnitude of 1.0 to 4.6 on the Richter scale have been recorded since April 10.

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The map shows the epicenters of earthquakes (marked with white circles) that took place from March 5 to April 27, 2011. Map is superimposed on the image made from the

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Rome predicted earthquake in Spain

Ten people were killed in a powerful earthquake in the Spanish town of Lorca. Of aftershocks was damaged historic center. The earthquake, which was the strongest in Spain for 55 years, ironically the date coincided with the predicted disaster for Italy, which is not a prophecy fulfilled.

A strong earthquake occurred in the evening on May 11 in the south-east of Spain. The epicenter was in shock depth of 1 km in the province of Murcia, near the town of Lorca.

First, at 17.05 local time (19.05 (MSK)), in the city there was a first sensed by an earthquake.

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The prediction of a century ago caused panic in Rome

Rafael Bendandi — predictor of earthquakes

In Rome, the panic — today there is "assigned" a devastating earthquake, which completely destroyed the city. This topic has been much discussion of a few days in the social networks. Earthquake, in question, predicted one Rafael Bendandi (1893-1979), a self-taught scientist who expected date of earthquakes based on the motion of the Moon and the Sun. Although his theory, "seysmogenika", according to experts, was complete nonsense, he was able, however, successfully predicted with the help of some very serious earthquakes. He calculated the earthquake January 13, 1915 in Avezzano, which claimed 30,000 lives,

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