World caught up with series of major earthquakes

07.04.2004

07.04.2004


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In recent years all over the world there has been series of major earthquakes, their power ranges from 4.1 to 6.3 on the Richter scale.
So, as a result of the earthquake in Turkey, which occurred the day before, nine people died, dozens were injured. The earthquake measured 5.1 on the Richter scale. According to the Ministry of Public Works, among the dead — four children.

The epicenter of the tremors was located in the province of Erzurum in the east of the country in the highlands, 900 km east of Ankara. Serious damage was caused residential homes in areas near the epicenter. The earthquake was followed by 50 aftershocks, reports Reuters.

In China yesterday also recorded strong tremors. The earthquake measured 5.9 on the Richter scale. As a result, 734 buildings destroyed and about 40 thousand buildings were seriously damaged. As the representatives of the local authorities, the total area affected by the disaster, is 35 square meters. km, reports AFP. 5 thousand people are subject to immediate relocation of the destroyed houses.

A few days ago in the north of Greece, with a difference of a few hours, there were two earthquakes. The strength of the first quake was 4.2 on the Richter scale. After 3.5 h, instruments recorded another aftershock force 4.1 points. In both cases, the epicenter was located 80 km north-west of the port of Thessaloniki. For information about the victims and the scale of the damage has not yet received, reports AP.

Earlier, an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale occurred in Kamchatka. As reported by the regional Office of Civil Defense and Emergencies, the epicenter of the quake was located 160 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Kronotskoye Gulf. For information about the victims or the extent of the damage have been received.

Last week, the power of 4.75 points tremors have been recorded in the U.S. state of California. According to representatives of the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was located near Sanya Simeon. Information on casualties or damage were reported, reports Reuters.

A day earlier, an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude occurred near the Greek island of Crete. According to the Athens Institute of Geodynamics, tremors were recorded at 8:21 MSK, the epicenter was located off the coast of the island, 330 km south of Athens. Currently no reports of casualties or damage were reported, reports AP.

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