A series of earthquakes in Chile, Japan, China and Alaska


6.02.11.Poslednie days sharply intensified geomagnetic activity in the Pacific Ocean. On the opposite sides of which there was a whole series of strong earthquakes.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred on Saturday in central Chile, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Tremors were recorded there in 91 kilometers south-west of the city of Concepcion at a depth of 13 kilometers.

Information about the possible destruction or injuries were reported.

Recall that in February 2010, an earthquake of magnitude 8.8 near the city of Concepcion killed more than 300 people. The earthquake was the fifth in the world by force of tremors since 1900.

A little earlier on Saturday night in Japan, a few dozen kilometers from the Japanese capital was an earthquake of magnitude 5.3, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of earthquakes that occurred in 10.56 Saturday local time, was located 95 kilometers south-east of the city of Yokohama on the island of Honshu and 110 km south-east of Tokyo. Tremors have been recorded at a depth of 35.6 kilometers.

It is reported that there is no danger of a tsunami, the information on casualties or damage were reported.

Earlier, on February 2 4.8 magnitude earthquake recorded in southern Chinese province of Yunnan. Earthquakes have been recorded in the county Intszyan. Epicenter was at a depth strike ten kilometers.

According to local press reports, the disaster affected more than 80,000 local residents, damaged three thousand homes. In the area of disaster rescue operations are continuing, "Interfax". No casualties were reported. But tens of thousands of people have met the Chinese New Year on the street.

Just an hour after the earthquake in Intszyane, it was reported tremors, which experts have recorded on the island of Taiwan. The magnitude of impact, the epicenter of which was in the county of Hualien, reached 5.3 points.

Note that the strong recent earthquake in southwest China in May 2008. The epicenter was located in the province of Sichuan, reminds RIA Novosti. Then, during a natural disaster has killed more than 80,000 people.

But this is not the only report of the earthquake, which came on Wednesday morning. Tremors were felt by residents of other continents. In the south of the U.S. state of Alaska earthquake with magnitude 5.9.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter was 40 kilometers south of the village of Sand Point. The earthquake lies at a depth of 35 kilometers. On the possible victims, casualties or damage not reported.


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