9.01.11.Zemletryasenie force three on the Richter scale occurred in the evening of January 8 Sochi, tremors were recorded at 22:55, the epicenter was located near the city.
"This is an ordinary earthquake. Such minor tremors occur frequently, they are almost tangible. And the earthquakes that people do not feel there are in Sochi several times a week "- said" Max portal "head seismic station" Sochi "Helen Karpovich.
"This is normal, there is a relaxation of the earth. The Caucasus Mountains are very young, growing up, often shifting the plates, "- said E. Karpovich.
According to the European Seismological Agency force tremor of 3.8 magnitude
In Sochi area 8, 9, 10, 14 January 2011 is expected earthquake, magnitude 4.0 and above
About seismological situation in the North Caucasus region.
5.01.11.Po data Scientific Production Center Geoprognoz January 4, 2011 in the Black Sea (Krasnodarskiykray) really was an earthquake, magnitude 3.5. (Forecast of this earthquake was correct).
According to estimates of the Centre of deformation and tectonic waves from the source zone of this earthquake went to the epicentral earthquake zones of equivalent or greater strength to be expected on January 7-8, 2011 and January 14, 2011 in the regions of the south-south-west of the epicenter of the earthquake under consideration (Sochi Tuapse area).
However, January 4, 2011 21 hours 36 minutes at 65-70 km to the west-south-west of Vladikavkaz earthquake, magnitude 4 on the Richter scale, in 7 minutes in the area another earthquake, magnitude 3.7. For prognostic evaluation of the Centre on January 5-6, 2011 in the Ossetian zone should expect a strong earthquake. After completion of the seismic processes in the Ossetian-Ingush Kabardian-zone expected major earthquake 5po January 7, 2011 expect increased seismic activity in Sochi-Tuapse zone, where 8, 9, 10, 14 January 2011 should expect an earthquake of magnitude 4.0 and above. Relevant operational forecasts for expected strong earthquake provided research and production center Geoprognoz (Director — K. Mamatsuev) in Emergency Situations Ministry, Russian Expert Council on earthquake prediction.
Need to panic in Sochi no
7.01.11.V coming days of the devastating earthquake in Sochi will not.
At one of the sites of the Sochi recently published the following information: "According to the Scientific and Production Center" Geoprognoz "January 4, 2011 in the Black Sea basin (Krasnodar region) really was an earthquake, magnitude 3.5. After completion of the seismic processes in the Ossetian-Ingush Kabardian-zone earthquakes expected from 5 to 7 January 2011 should expect increased seismic activity in the Sochi-Tuapse area. 8, 9, 10, 14 January 2011 in the area should expect an earthquake of magnitude 4.0 and higher. "
Frightened Sochi residents call the editor "Max Portal" and ask whether in Sochi will soon be devastating earthquake. For comments, we turned to the head of the seismic station "Sochi" Helen Karpovich.
January 4 in Sochi was not an earthquake. Earthquake forecast for the month, a few days, no service can not. It is well known that Sochi is in an area of high seismic activity. Caucasus Mountains — the young, grow, regularly shifting the plates. Small earthquakes of up to two points for Sochi — normal, they happen often, and the people they barely feel. But I want to assure you that the devastating earthquake in Sochi is expected. In the worst case — an earthquake of up to 3.5 on the Richter scale. Need to panic in Sochi not.
Last earthquake felt by many Sochi residents, occurred on October 5, force three and a half on the Richter scale. "Max Network" reported about it. The epicenter was in the sea, near the border with Abkhazia. Loss of life and was not. Such minor tremors not dangerous.
In any case, advice on how to behave in earthquakes, can be read here. According to experts, you should also carefully monitor the behavior of animals, they begin to show signs of anxiety when approaching earthquake.
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