An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred near Guatemala City

March 26, 2013. An earthquake measuring 6.2 occurred on Monday Guatemala, epicenter was located about 10 kilometers from the capital, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

While data on the possible destruction and casualties were reported.

In November 2012 the underground point magnitude 7.2 caused the death of a Guatemala 44 people, another 3.4 million people suffered property damage. Most affected 11 of the 22 departments of the country.

Source: RIA Novosti

In the east of Papua New Guinea's 5.8 magnitude earthquake

5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred on Friday at 23:43 Moscow time in the east of Papua New Guinea. This was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter was located 54 kilometers south-west of Lae — Morobe provincial capital and second largest city of the country. Hearth lies at a depth of about one kilometer. Information on casualties or damage were reported.

Because of the many volcanoes, including underwater, this seismically active part of the world ocean called Pacific Ring of Fire. Tectonic fault runs through Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines,

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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred off the coast of the Philippines

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred off the coast of the Philippines, said on Thursday on the website of U.S. Geological Service (USGS). According to the service, the tremors have been recorded in 14.39 local time (17.39 MSK). Its epicenter was located 310 kilometers south-east of the island of Jolo, Sulu in the incoming. Hearth lies at a depth 528.4 km. Information on injuries or damage, the data about the threat of a tsunami have been received.

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5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Mexico

5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred on Sunday in the southern Pacific coast of Mexico, said the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of earthquake was recorded at 16 kilometers from the city Suchyate in Chiapas. The earthquake lies at a depth of 87 kilometers.

Operational information from local authorities on the possible damage were reported.

Source: RIA "Novosti".

6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan

6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred off the northeast coast of Japan in the Pacific, reported mmo country.

The earthquake lies at a depth of ten kilometers. Tremors were felt in northern and north-eastern Japan in nine prefectures, including Hokkaido.

Management cautions that a possible wave of the sea, but no tsunami threat. Information on casualties or damage were reported.

North-west of Japan and a half years ago, suffered otzemletryaseniya magnitude 9.0 and a devastating tsunami. Then killed and missing about 19 thousand people

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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred in Kamchatka

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred in Kamchatka Olyutorsky district, told RIA Novosti the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

The epicenter was registered in 09.25 local time (01.25 MSK), located approximately 50 kilometers from the nearest village — the village Hailino at a depth of 53.6 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage.

6.9 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Kamchatka

6.9 magnitude earthquake recorded in Thursday night off the coast of Kamchatka, told RIA Novosti on duty Geophysical Service RAS.

According to her, the push has been fixed at 18.05 MSK, the epicenter was located at coordinates 50.8 degrees north latitude and 158 degrees east longitude — at 259 kilometers from the south-west of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Geophysical Service has not yet received information about the depth of focus and the estimated strength of shocks in the middle of it.

The U.S. Geological Survey also reported a magnitude 6.9 earthquake at a point with the same coordinates. According to American scientists, the

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Seismologists have raised the estimate of the magnitude of the earthquake in Japan to 8.9

Seismologists have once again raised the estimate of the magnitude of the earthquake on Friday in Japan, which now is 8.9, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. When the first report of its magnitude earthquake was estimated at 7.9, then seismologists upgraded to 8.8. According to some data, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 373 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, his focus lies at a depth of 24 kilometers. Japanese authorities reported injured in the quake, but the exact number is unknown. In Miyagi prefecture came tsunami ten meters to the north of Hokkaido — six meters, a tsunami threat

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Magnitude 5 earthquake occurred near the Commander Islands

Magnitude 5 earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the southern tip of the Island Copper, told RIA Novosti the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

The epicenter was registered in 15.29 local time (7.29 MSK), located approximately 30 kilometers to the southeast of the southern tip of copper and 170 kilometers from the regional center of the Aleutian Region Kamchatka — village Nikolsky. Hearth lies at a depth 66.1 kilometers under the seabed.

In communities peninsular Kamchatka Territory significant aftershocks was not felt. Information about the strength of shocks in the village of Nikolskoye casualties or damage have

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Off the coast of Japans 5.9 magnitude earthquake

Off the coast of Japan's 5.9 magnitude earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Earthquakes have been recorded in 97 km from the Fukushima prefecture g.Ivaki. The earthquake was located at a depth of 23.2 km.

No casualties or damage were reported information, a tsunami warning has not been declared.

Japan is in a seismically active area, and earthquakes occur there regularly. March 11, 2011 in Japan there was a strong earthquake of magnitude 9.0. Following this, on the coast of the country hit by the tsunami. This caused an accident at a nuclear power plant (NPP), "Fukushima-1", which

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