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5.7 magnitude earthquake destroyed a number of houses in the southern Philippines

Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred in the southern Philippines, a few houses destroyed, Reuters reported.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 54 kilometers to the east of the province of South Surigao Surigao.

According to local officials, some of the walls of houses collapsed in the town Karraskal, including the wall of the local church. Residents of the village in panic from their homes during the earthquake. No one is hurt.

The second largest in the world The Philippine archipelago is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire": plate, forming the bottom of the Indian and western

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5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the west coast of Greece

Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred on Sunday morning near the south-west coast of Greece, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded at about 15 kilometers south of the city of Methoni, located on the coast of the Ionian Sea. The earthquake lies at a depth of 37 kilometers. Information of the local authorities about the material damage were reported.

Earlier on Sunday, near the Greek island of Zakynthos earthquake with magnitude 4.9. According to preliminary reports, no one was hurt.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in the Western Pacific

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.

Source: eco.rian.ru.

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In the gathering ice wine earthquake or global warming?

The earthquake in New Zealand, with the epicenter at 10 kilometers from the city of Christchurch, destroying many landmarks, buildings, bridges and roads. Part of Christchurch flooded. People died. In addition, the New Zealand earthquake has led to the collapse of the country's biggest glacier Tasman (Tasman Glacier) length of 27 kilometers, is located in the National Park of Mount Cook (Mount Cook). Broke off a piece of ice over 30 million tons and a length of 1.2 km, which hit the lake is under the glacier. At the height of this gigantic piece of reaching 300 meters and

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Off the coast of Fiji earthquake with magnitude 5.4

Off the coast of Fiji — the island nation in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, an earthquake of magnitude 5.4, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.According to the service, the tremors have been recorded in the 6.34 am local time (21.34 MSK).The epicenter of earthquake was located at 335 kilometers east of the capital, Suva Fiji's largest island of Viti Levu.Given the great depth of the earthquake — about 618 kilometers under the sea, there is no danger of a tsunami. RIA "Novosti"

Unusual in the sky of China. Photo

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Photo kanzhongguo.com

In Changchun, January 8, at about 13 hours of the day there was an unusual phenomenon — double halo around the sun.

This phenomenon over an hour watched so many people, the day was bright. Seeing double light ring (halo around the sun), the people were amazed, as was previously observed only a single band of light.

China Central Bureau of Seismology reported that on 8 January 2011 7 hours 34 minutes 10 seconds (Beijing time) Hunchun in Yanbian Korean Autonomous Region, Jilin Province (43 degrees north latitude, 131.10 degrees east) there was an

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Glacier mass of 30 million tons went to New Zealand after earthquake

Earthquake in New Zealand city of Christchurch provoked a gathering of 30 million tons of ice from the largest glacier of the country — Tasman, said on Tuesday the Associated Press.

The end of the Southern Alps Tasman Glacier is located approximately 250 kilometers from the city of Christchurch.

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the vicinity of the city. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of four kilometers.

According to the latest data, the 6.3 magnitude earthquake caused the deaths of at least 65 people, 200 people can stay on the rubble.

Southern

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New Zealand has recorded another quake. Video

Australia has about 40 rescuers in New Zealand's city of Christchurch, where in the morning on February 22 there were three major earthquakes. The agreement was reached on the results of the conversation heads the Australian government and Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of New Zealand John Kay, reports ABC.

In New Zealand were sent medical teams, search and rescue teams, as well as electricians, which should help in the restoration of power. Australian rescuers already landed at the air base in Blenheim and went to Christchurch.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred in the morning on February 22, were then

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In the Pacific Ocean near Vanuatu 6.5 earthquake

Earthquake

17.03.11.V Pacific Ocean off the coast of the island nation of Vanuatu, an earthquake of magnitude 6.5, the Associated Press reported, with reference to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of the earthquake, according to U.S. seismologists, located at 77 km north-west of the town of Vila (Port Vila) — the capital of Vanuatu.

According to the US-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre), the risk of the disaster there. Data on casualties or damage were reported from Vanuatu.

Vanuatu, located in the Pacific Ring of Fire, a zone of high volcanic and seismic activity,

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In Japan, an earthquake of magnitude 5.3

An earthquake measuring 5.3 occurred last night in Japan. Information on casualties or damage were reported. According to the National Meteorological Administration, tsunami threat arose.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Pacific Ocean at a distance from the north-east coast of the main Japanese island of Honshu, and focus lies at a depth of 10 kilometers under the seabed. Tremors felt the residents of Fukushima Prefecture, Miyagi, Yamagata and Iwate.

The Japanese archipelago is located on the junction of four tectonic plates, so every year there are up

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