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In the sea off the coast of the island of Jan Mayen, an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale

On Saturday morning in the sea off beregovnorvezhskogo Jan Mayen in the Arctic Ocean proizoshlozemletryasenie force 6.1 on the Richter scale. This was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. So far no information about casualties.

Earthquakes have been recorded at 6:55 am local time. The epicenter of the earthquake was the coordinates 70.97 degrees North latitude and 6.78 degrees west longitude. Hearth lies at a depth 9.5 km

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Earthquake in Italy: 16 people killed

More than 40 aftershocks were recorded on Saturday night in the Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, where the day before a devastating earthquake. It is reported Armenpress, citing Vesti.ru.

The earthquake, at last count, 16 people died. One person has been missing more than 350 — were injured.

Rescuers continue to search for people in the ruins. Most of the dead — the workers of local businesses. The disaster caught them in the shops, the floors that collapsed, unable to withstand an earthquake.

It is expected that the Council of Ministers of Italy will take immediate decisions on disaster

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Earthquake in Switzerland

Earthquake

9.01.11.Zheneva — Three small earthquakes occurred in the night of 8 to 9 January west of Switzerland, but no significant damage has not had reported on Sunday at the police department in Switzerland.

Tremors of 2.8 to 3.3 on the Richter scale have been recorded in the canton of Valais.

The epicenter of the first earthquake at 9:48 pm (20:48 GMT) was located in the tourist village of Mollens, close to Sierre.

Him at 11:20 pm in the same area by a second quake, and then at 00:30, the third in the lower valley, police said.

Switzerland

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In Chile, there was a strong earthquake

Earthquake

Tuesday, February 8, in Chile to 655 kilometers north of the capital, Santiago, there was a strong earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake was recorded at 13:03 on UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). The epicenter was located 85 kilometers east of the city of Copiapo. Its center lies at a depth of 92.5 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage were reported.

In February last year, this South American country has been devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake, which killed more than 600 people and caused widespread destruction.

Since then, the center and the south

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4.9 earthquake off the coast of Egypt

Earthquake

20.02.11.Zemletryasenie magnitude 4.9 occurred on Sunday night in the Gulf of Suez, Red Sea coast of Egypt, the Internet portal Youm7.

According to available information, the quake occurred at 03.27 am local time (04.27 MSK) in the southern Gulf. Earthquake felt in the Egyptian resort town of Hurghada, RIA Novosti reported.

About damage were reported.

Gulf of Suez is located in the northern part of the Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula separates Asia from Africa. In the northern part of the bay is the Egyptian city of Suez, who started the Suez Canal, which connects the

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In the mountain village of Dagestan earthquake

Earthquake

23.01.11.V Dagestani village of Botlikh January 22, an earthquake measuring up to four on the Richter scale.

"The villagers felt the nudge at 15:30 MSK on Saturday, victims and express no destruction" — reported today at the Southern Regional Emergency Center of the Russian Federation.

According Obninsk seysmolaboratorii Sciences, the epicenter of the earthquake recorded in the area 42 degrees 72 minutes north latitude and 46 degrees 26 minutes east.

In the village sent a team EMERCOM of Dagestan to detect hidden damage to buildings after the quake, reports "Interfax".

As well as the "Caucasian Knot" in Dagestan November

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Japan Earthquake 4.9

Earthquake

16.01.11.Zemletryasenie magnitude 4.9 occurred today in the north of the Japanese archipelago. Information on casualties or damage were reported. According to the National Meteorological Administration, tsunami threat arose.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located near the eastern coast of the island of Hokkaido, and focus lies beneath the bottom of the Pacific Ocean at a depth of about 80 km. The most powerful tremors felt residents of the port city Nemuro. The Japanese archipelago is located at the junction of four tectonic plates, so every year there are up to 20 percent of the seating on

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How do animals predict earthquakes

According to scientists, reptiles and amphibians feel slight changes in the chemical composition of water and soil, which occur before the shocks due to the partial destruction of rocks.In 2009, the toads were able to predict an earthquake in the Italian province of L'Aquila. (Photo forbesimages.)Every one knows the story of how the animals to their unusual behavior predicted earthquake. Especially in this sense differ groundwater, aquatic and semi-aquatic like a reptile, amphibian and fish species. One relatively recent similar cases — the mass exodus of snakes to shocks in Haychene in 1975. A month before the disaster snake

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Off the coast of Canada accumulated seismic energy

Forecast

OTTAWA, July 29. / Correspondent. ITAR-TASS Igor Borisenko /. The Pacific coast of Canada, in the area of contact between two tectonic plates, is accumulated seismic energy that threatens a powerful earthquake that may affect a much larger area than previously thought. This is the conclusion of geologists Universieta Simon Fraser, who completed a series of studies 200-kilometer "transition zone" in the area of Vancouver Island, between the tectonic plates of the Juan de Fuca and North American continental plate.

Seismic data, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, suggest that the geological fault in the area for 7

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Off the coast of Papua New Guinea's 6.4 magnitude earthquake

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred on Monday off the coast of the island of New Ireland in the Bismarck Archipelago, which belongs to Papua New Guinea in the Pacific. reported by the U.S. Geological Survey website.

According to the service, tremors were recorded at 22.26 local time (16.26 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 50.4 kilometers, and the epicenter of the quake was located 137 kilometers south-east of New Ireland province of Taron.

Note that of the destroyed or damaged in the earthquake were reported. Information about the threat of a tsunami also been

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