In the Pacific Ocean near Vanuatu 6.5 earthquake

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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 the south of Japan for the first time in 110 years it snowed

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16.01.11.Moschnye snowstorms that struck Japan on Sunday, covered a number of areas, including the area with a subtropical climate in the south gosudrastva where these sediments meteorologists did not record since 1901. Around 200,000 people were held hostage disaster. Snowstorms have caused disruptions in transport on the coast of the Sea of Japan. Trains, including the high-speed "Shinkansen", come with a delay of up to two hours. Behind schedule, more than 300 compositions, ITAR-TASS reported.

Bad weather has caused disruptions in air transport. In the morning, ran aground off the coast of the prefecture

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An earthquake measuring 4.9 occurred in Japan

Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred on Saturday in northern Japan. According to the National Meteorological Administration, no tsunami threat. The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean to the north-east of the island of Hokkaido, close to the Russian Kuril Islands. Information on casualties or damage were reported, according to ITAR-TASS.

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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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Japan and China have been under the snow

Active atmospheric wave fronts passing through the southern periphery of the Siberian anticyclone powerful, have caused quite a rare meteorological phenomenon, which is now observed in Japan — snow.

Anticyclonic cold air descending from the north, as "pushes" atmospheric fronts in the south, not only exacerbating them, and causing intense rainfall, but also significantly lowering the temperature. As a result of the penetration of the Japanese islands of cold and humid air masses, places already started to snow, which will continue throughout the day. According to the forecasts of meteorologists in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, can namesti 15

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More than 120 people have died in Japan due to snowfall

Throughout Japan, starting in December, accompanied by prolonged winter snowfalls. From riots disaster killed 121 people. This is double the number of deaths for the entire winter last year.

 

In most cases, people were dying, when they are buried under a mass of snow, flying from the roof, or falling from the roofs themselves, trying to clear it themselves, according KM.RU. The strongest impact of elements was in the lonely people. They were forced to dig their own home is actually under the snow. More than 60 percent of people who died — people older

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In Japan, an earthquake of magnitude 4.2

Earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred on Thursday in Japan. Information on casualties or damage were reported. According to the National Meteorological Administration, no tsunami threat.

The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean off the northeast coast of the island of Honshu, and focus lies at a depth of 50 kilometers under the seabed. Tremors felt the residents of Fukushima Prefecture, Miyagi, Tochigi and Ibaraki.

The Japanese archipelago is located on the junction of four tectonic plates, so every year there are up to 20% of the seating on the earth quake

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5.6 Earthquake in Japan

On Wednesday night in Japan earthquake with magnitude 5.6. Information on casualties or damage were reported. According to the National Meteorological Administration, tsunami threat arose. The epicenter was located in the Pacific Ocean south of the Japanese capital, and its center lies at a depth of 10 kilometers under the seabed. Tremors felt residents Ogasawara archipelago, which is part of metropolitan Tokyo Prefecture.

 

The Japanese archipelago is located on the junction of four tectonic plates, so every year there are up to 20 percent of the seating on the

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Earthquake in Japan shifted the Earths axis — seismologists

8.9 magnitude earthquake, which occurred on Friday in Japan, led to a shift in the Earth's axis by about 10 centimeters, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy, according to RIA Novosti.

According to experts, "the impact of this phenomenon on the axis of rotation was much more significant than even in 2004 during the earthquake in Sumatra." Then the quake has shifted the Earth's axis by 6 inches.

Italian seismologists believe that in this respect the impact of the current disaster, second only to the influence of the strongest in the history of observations —

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Natural disasters hit in France, the U.S. and Japan

Natural disasters swept several parts of the world. Freezing rain paralyzed vehicular traffic in France. Fifty cars collided near Paris Roissy airport. Suffered about forty people. To release the roadway, police took several hours. In the capital itself France increased dramatically applied to the emergency room.

 

And the United States was in the grip of a powerful snow storm. Hundreds of thousands of people were left without electricity and heat. Due to shortages of electricity rose trains between New York, Philadelphia and Boston. Canceled more than five thousand flights. Closed

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