Geology

5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Registered in Chile

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale shook northeastern Chile near the border with Bolivia, according to data from the US Geological Survey.

The quake was registered at 10:40 GMT. The epicentre is 73 kilometres northeast of the city of Calama, home to more than 150,000 people. The depth was 112.4 kilometres.

There is no information about casualties and damage.

Earthquake Registered in Vrancea

An earthquake with a 3.6 magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded this afternoon in the seismic region of Vrancea in eastern Romania, BTA reported.

The quake occurred at 15.54pm and was at a a depth of 145 kilometres. In September, there were 24 earthquakes of 2 to 4.5 magnitude on the Richter scale in Romania.

314 Secondary Earthquakes in Istanbul for the Past Three Days

The number of the secondary earthquakes in Istanbul, after the strong earthquake of 5.6 magnitude on the Richter scale, reached 314. This was reported on Twitter by the Office of Emergency Management, quoted by BGNES.

One of the strongest secondary quakes was registered yesterday at 2.03 pm in the Silivri region. It was of magnitude 3.8 on the Richter scale, Anadolu Agency noted.

Strong Earthquake in Turkey - it Was also Felt in Bulgaria, there Are Evacuated People in Burgas

A series of earthquakes shook Turkey on Thursday. The strongest of these was with magnitude 5.7 on the Richter scale, with an epicentre 64 km from Istanbul. This is a reference on the website of the European Seismological Center. The earthquake was felt in Bulgaria as well.

A Strong Secondary Quake Caused Panic in Pakistan

A secondary earthquake with a 4.4 magnitude on the Richter scale shook northeastern Pakistan, where 38 people were killed in a major earthquake on Tuesday, destroying buildings and roads, according to BGNES.

The secondary quake caused massive panic, and thousands left their homes and remained on the streets and outdoors.

Strong Earthquakes near Istanbul and the Island of Crete this Morning

A 5.6 Magnitude earthquake was reported near Crete Island at 10:49 am local time, according to the European Seismological Center.

The epicentre of the quake is 477 km southeast of Athens at a depth of 20 km.

At the same time, a 4.7 Richter earthquake was registered 64 km from Istanbul at 11.00 am this morning. The quake at a depth of 20 km.

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake in Venezuela

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake occurred 18 kilometres from the city of Araya, near the coast of Venezuela. No injuries or damages were reported as a result of the quake.

Shock waves were observed at a depth of just 5.9 kilometres in the sea, more than 200 kilometres from the capital of the Latin American state of Caracas.

Plan to turn lignite plants into energy storage units

The European Commission is examining the possibility of turning Western Macedonia in northern Greece into an electrical energy storage center for the Balkans, in cooperation with the World Bank and companies that are seeking opportunities for the commercial development of unfledged or pilot technologies for energy storage.

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