ASTANA. March 18. KAZINFORM — Scientists say that the Earth has entered an active phase of the seismic cycle.
The number of earthquakes will increase each year, and the water element, vibrations disturbed the Earth's surface could endanger the welfare of the human civilization, according Utro.ru.
Commenting sharply increased incidence of earthquakes, experts say that the planet was included in the "amazing" phase of the seismic cycle. At its expense, and include loss of life and extensive damage has already buckled under the economies of several countries.
Recall that last year our planet stir up a series of powerful vibrations of the earth's crust. In mid-January 2010 an earthquake of magnitude 7 occurred on the island of Haiti. In late February, the cataclysm struck Chile — the force of tremors was 8.8 on the Richter scale. In September, a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7 occurred in New Zealand. A month later, a series of earthquakes with magnitude is whole about 7 points shook Indonesia, after which the affected countries were added a volcanic eruption and a tsunami. Shortly before the natural disaster in Japan, the effects of seismic activity felt by the residents of China.
According to the scientists, after a foreshock, March 9, cripple the Japanese islands, the earth will have to survive many more finishing moves. "Now there aftershock Series final impact, which can last from several days to several years," — said in an interview with "Novye Izvestiya" deputy director of the Science Institute of the Earth's Crust Cyril Levy.
Specialists note that 95% of all earthquakes in the Pacific Rim have and affect mainly the various islands. Mainland to get, on average, 5% of the total number of aftershocks. However, the increase of seismic activity can not affect life on the mainland. It is assumed that by 2018 there will be great earthquakes in the western United States, India, Kyrgyzstan, and even in central Russia. According to the Head of the Laboratory of Regional Geology and Tectonophysics of the Pacific Institute, FEB RAS Valery Abramov, the number of earthquakes in the coming years, particularly strong in the central United States, as well as in the Caucasus.
By a strange coincidence, or natural, but a series of disasters is accompanied by special astronomical phenomena. For some time before the Japanese disaster, scientists warned of impending earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions in connection with the lunar perigee, which falls on March 19. On the day of "superluniya" satellite of our planet will be selected to the Earth as close for almost 20 years.
Other scientists said that a series of earthquakes, but rather is related to solar activity. Still others noted the shift tilt the Earth's axis, which, in turn, in their unanimous opinion, will lead to global climate change. "The climate has become more extreme, so more can be seen in hot or cold places, which is not typical of the weather — the head of the climate program of the World Wildlife Fund in Russia Alexei Kokorin.
According to specialists, for the last 15 years, typhoons, floods, severe storms and other weather events began to occur twice as often. Any strong earthquake — regardless of whether it occurs on the mainland of the earth or under the sea ocean — is the movement of water masses. In this regard, a number of experts have predicted a water planet Armageddon, the first swallow of which were devastating tsunami in Japan, Indonesia and Thailand.
Do not add tranquility and predictions about the possible disaster. It is clearly pointed out the tragedy in Japan, where a natural disaster has provoked a large-scale nuclear power plant accident.
However, the apocalyptic expectation is not shared by all researchers. Scientists, skeptics say that, despite the existence of the nuclear threat and other threats to human existence, it is unlikely they will be global. "In my lifetime many times had to come to an end, that trust each message — a more expensive. Eventually, our planet has repeatedly experienced major disasters — and survive in them" — soothes professor at the Institute of Geography RAS Boris Kochurov.
Meanwhile, in last night on the planet a new wave of earthquakes. On the border of the Amur and Yakutsk Russia seismologists recorded a few tremors 4.9 on the Richter scale of 268 km north-west of the town of Tynda. Re-magnitude earthquake occurred in the morning 2 in the village Yuktali.
New tremors disturbed and the Japanese island of Honshu, has suffered from the disaster that struck Japan last week. Three tremors of magnitude 4.8 to 5 were reported today in the morning, at 03:31, 04:01 and at 04:05 (21:31, 22:01 and 22:05 Thursday MSK), RIA "Novosti" .
A little earlier the surface vibrations disturbed residents of Chile. Reports of destruction, casualties or tsunami threat, fortunately, have been reported.