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An earthquake measuring 6.3 in the center of Peru

An earthquake measuring 6.3 in the center of Peru Natural Disasters

January 30, 2012 at 05:11 (UTC) near the city of Ica earthquake occurred at a depth of 39 kilometers of the power of 6.3. The epicenter was located 5 km south-east of Ica and 280 kilometers from the capital of Lima. Tremors were felt in the capital region and the cities of Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Junín and Arequipa.

According to preliminary data of the Committee of Civil Defence and the media, about 100 people are affected by the earthquake, 12 of them seriously injured. As a result of the incident

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Scientists predict major earthquake in Tokyo

January 27. This Tokyo during the earthquake. The city lights go out here and start fires. The city practically in ruins, numerous traffic jams on the roads, some cars on fire.

Now it's all just a fantasy computer graphics and computer designers.

However, academics Earthquake Research Institute at Tokyo University, said that in the next 4 years with a probability of 70% in the Japanese capital can happen earthquake of magnitude 7 points.

According to studies, 11 million people could die and about 850,000 buildings can be destroyed.

Shinichi Sakai, one of the participants in the study: "Last

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The earthquake off the island of Crete

The earthquake off the island of Crete Natural Disasters

According to the Department of Geophysics, University of Thessaloniki, an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred in the south of the Aegean Sea north of Crete at a depth of 14.8 kilometers. European Mediterranean Seismic Center also recorded an earthquake, but at a depth of 10 kilometers. There were no injuries.

Most earthquakes in the central and northern Greece are the result of the interaction of plates, which is detected by the motion of a small Aegean plate in the south-west of the Eurasian at 30 millimeters per year. Aegean (Greek) plate

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Two medium-strength earthquakes in Italy

Two medium-strength earthquakes in Italy Natural Disasters

January 25, 2012 in northern Italy in the Emilia Romagna region near the city of Parma, an earthquake measuring 4.9. Tremors were felt over a wide area of the country, as well as in the southern Switzerland. The epicenter of the earthquake was near the villages Lentinone, Corte Godi and Enza. Victims were found, but the local data in several houses collapsed chimney, and the streets of Parma destroyed masonry.

8:00 before the aftershocks occurred strength 4.9, 4.3 earthquake struck the area of Verona, located 80 kilometers from Parma. The epicenter was at

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In Tokyo, the possibility of a strong earthquake

In Tokyo, the possibility of a strong earthquake danger zone

According to researchers at the University of Tokyo, a strong earthquake in the capital has to happen before the government believes. In the next few years, a disaster will overtake Tokyo, so companies and people should start preparing now. Speedy development is explained by an earthquake in March 2011.

The probability that an earthquake of magnitude 7 occur in the next 4 years in the southern part of Tokyo, is 70%. The government, in turn, said that an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 could occur in the next 30 years, with

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Six children were killed in Indonesia under the rubble of the earthquake

July 2, 2013. Six children were killed in Indonesia under the rubble of the mosque collapsed in the earthquake, another 14 children are still under the rubble, said on Tuesday, Agence France Presse, citing local authorities.

"Six children were found dead under the ruins of a mosque destroyed by the earthquake. Search and rescue teams are trying to extract from the wreckage still about 14 children "- said the head of the AFP District Branch Emergency Management Agency in Aceh Sahara Subhan (Subhan Sahara).

Thus, according to the latest data, the total number of victims of the earthquake was

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Off the coast of Bio-Bio earthquake

Off the coast of Bio-Bio Natural disasters earthquake

January 23 near the Chilean region of Bio Bio, an earthquake of 6.2 points. The epicenter was located 50 km north of the city of Concepcion, 80 km south-west of Cauquenes, 90 km north-west of the city of Chillan and 393 miles southwest of Santiago. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the depth of the epicenter was 29.7 km. The organization reports GEOFON force of 6.1 points and a depth of 26 km. Indicators EMSC — 5,8 points and 10 km depth, the University of Chile — 5.8 and 16.5 km respectively.

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Satellites can predict the risk of incipient tsunami

July 2, 2013. A team of scientists from the Shanghai University of Technology (China), led Benlunom Wann, made a statement about what satellites can now register here and magnetic fields from the tsunami. In the future, this could prevent the population of the respective regions.

Scientists have in mind is extremely dangerous phenomena, which are very often can cause tragedies. Recall that in 2004, the tsunami claimed the lives of nearly 250,000 people, and in 2011 in Japan by the tsunami killed 15,000 people, with the Fukushima disaster has occurred. The reason for these unfortunate events that the tsunami is

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Can Mississippi Haiti become an American?

In recent days, the newspapers and television screens do not go reported the strongest earthquakes in the Western Hemisphere. In January, hit the underground elements struck Haiti, six weeks later even stronger rocked Chile. And here and there were killed or found themselves under the rubble of destroyed houses thousands of people, countless homeless, the two countries could not do without foreign aid.

These disasters, so little time division involuntarily raise the question — who's next, and when? And it is clear that most cares close neighbors affected, including residents of the United States.

In response, scientists reported

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Rare earthquake forces in Antarctica

Rare earthquake forces in Antarctica Natural Disasters

The morning of 15 January near about. Elephant (Mordvinova), South Shetland Islands, recorded an earthquake of 6.6 points. According to the U.S. Geological Survey earthquake had a depth of 10 km, with the epicenter at 539 km to the west of. Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands, 625 miles northeast of Palmer Station, Antarctica, and 1019 km to the south of the Falkland Islands. No one was hurt, as in a radius of several hundred kilometers no settlements.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reports that the earthquake had a strength of 6.7 points

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