Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Earth Science News .




SHAKE AND BLOW
Olympics: Putin orders Sochi check after quake
by Staff Writers
Moscow (AFP) Dec 26, 2012


On December 10, Sochi residents also felt the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that struck near Novorossiysk, the port city over 100 kilometres northwest from Sochi.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin ordered the emergencies ministry to check the 2014 Olympic sites in the southern city of Sochi following a string of earthquakes, his spokesman said.

"The President ordered the emergencies ministry to pay close attention to the shocks in Sochi and other cities," Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, Interfax reported.

"He asked that special attention is paid to construction sites to make sure they suffer no damage," Peskov added.

Three earthquakes were felt in Sochi since December 10. Authorities said they caused no damage, but paid special concern to the Black Sea resort city due to ongoing construction of the 2014 Olympic Games venues.

A quake of 5.5 magnitude hit the future Olympic host city early Wednesday, according to the Krasnodar region branch of the emergency ministry. A quake of the same magnitude affected Sochi on Sunday.

On December 10, Sochi residents also felt the 4.8 magnitude earthquake that struck near Novorossiysk, the port city over 100 kilometres northwest from Sochi.

On Tuesday, rumours of a stronger earthquake in the city became so prevalent that Sochi's administration issued a special statement urging residents "not to succumb to panic" and threatened police action against people who spread earthquake rumours.

Olympic developers in Sochi are managing two giant construction sites, in the mountains and by the Black Sea, connected by a road, which is also unfinished.

Although some sport events are already hosted by the city, much of the supporting infrastructure is still unfinished, while residents complain of constant power and water outages.

.


Related Links
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





SHAKE AND BLOW
Great Nepalese quake of 1255 points to Himalayan risk
Paris (AFP) Dec 16, 2012
A mega-quake in 1255 that wrecked the Nepalese capital, wiped out a third of the population of Kathmandu Valley and killed the country's monarch, King Abhaya Malla, was of a kind that may return to the Himalayas, seismologists reported on Sunday. Experts from Nepal, France and Singapore mapped deposits of river sediment displaced along part of the fault line where the Indian subcontinent sla ... read more


SHAKE AND BLOW
China suspends officials after 11 kids die in road wreck

'No Christmas' for Philippine typhoon victims

Christmas misery in Haiti camp, three years after quake

360,000 Haitians still displaced after 2010 quake: IOM

SHAKE AND BLOW
2012: Consumer tech takes center stage

Molecular levers may make materials better

Netflix blames Amazon for Christmas Eve outage

Turbopump Bearing Blamed For Failed Russian Comsat Orbiting

SHAKE AND BLOW
Spanish consumers prefer national fish

Study reveals that animals contribute to seagrass dispersal

Slab of Barrier Reef sea floor breaking off: scientists

Study: Hawaiian island slowly dissolving

SHAKE AND BLOW
W. Antarctic warming among world's fastest

Antarctic ice sheet warming faster than thought: study

NASA's Operation IceBridge Data Brings New Twist to Sea Ice Forecasting

Chief's hunger strike fuels Canada aboriginal drive

SHAKE AND BLOW
Small wasps to control a big pest?

Unraveling the threads: Simplest cotton genome offers clues for fiber improvements

Biologists design method to monitor global bee decline

A new, super-nutritious puffed rice for breakfast cereals and snacks

SHAKE AND BLOW
Olympics: Putin orders Sochi check after quake

Four dead as heavy rains flood Iraq capital

Thousands flee Malaysia floods, dam wall broken

Typhoon-hit Philippines threatened by new storm

SHAKE AND BLOW
Chad lifts expulsion order against critical Italian bishop

Mali Islamists destroying more Timbuktu mausoleums

Peacekeepers warn of potential catastrophe in Darfur

Outside View: Tunisia's path ahead

SHAKE AND BLOW
Scientists construct first map of how the brain organizes everything we see

Do palm trees hold the key to immortality?

Study: Human hands evolved as weapons

US shooting revives debate over videogame violence




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement