A significant increase in the number of earthquakes recorded in Russia in 2012 — with the beginning of the year there were more than ten months of 2011, reported on Wednesday Emergencies Ministry.
"On the territory of the Russian Federation (last week) took place on 20 seismic events with a magnitude of 3 or more, from the beginning of the year — 424 (ten months of 2011 — 366)," — said the agency.
According to MOE, all the world over the past week there were 106 seismic events.
Previously center "Antistikhia" Emergencies Ministry reported that in 2012, the increased risks of earthquakes with magnitude over 7.5 predicted in Sakhalin and Kamchatka region, including the area north of the hearth Nevel earthquake and the Kuril Islands in the south of Kamchatka, near Bering Island . Tremors can cause tsunami waves up to eight meters.
The largest recent earthquake in early March 2011 in northeastern Japan. Was 9.0 magnitude tremors, underground element tsunami caused more than ten meters. Killed or missing, more than 22 thousand people. Binge elements led to the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", where there was a leak of radiation.