Monthly precipitation fell for one day in Kazakhstan, particularly affected the eastern regions of the country. Some houses are literally buried in snow — drifts close the windows of the first floor. Residents can not get out of the apartment. The utility with the amount of snow can not cope. Clearing the main road, to the streets and entrances to the houses are not an issue.
July 19, 2013. According to a recent study conducted at Stanford Institute Woods, dunes and reefs are critical to the protection of millions of people in the United States and billions of dollars of real estate from coastal storms. Extreme weather events, sea level rise and the lives of people in degraded coastal systems, with all of this will help to protect nature.
The study, "Coastal habitat shield protects people and property ownership from sea-level rise and storms," published July 14 in the journal «Nature Climate Change», offers the first comprehensive map of the entire coast of Read more [...]
The death toll of tropical rain held in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, has risen to eight people, according to the local rescue service and fire protection. Previously reported six dead. According to rescuers, all the dead, including three children, were victims of landslides in areas of informal settlements on the periphery of Sao Paulo.
According to meteorologists, 12 hours in the city fell 55.5 millimeters of precipitation, which corresponds to a quarter of the monthly norm for this time of year.
Heavy rain also caused chaos on the roads of the largest city in South America. Overflowed Read more [...]
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Torrential rains and snow, continuing for several days, have led to extensive flooding in the south-western United States, as a result of bad weather, killing two people. As the representatives of the authorities of California, in a number of areas in a total of 260 homes were evacuated residents, as emerged from the banks of the river came close to human settlements.
According to forecasters, the rate of rainfall is about 4 cm per hour. Moreover, the situation in the affected areas of California is Read more [...]
In the Mississippi Delta may not weaker Haitian earthquake, according to The Christian Science Monitor. As geologists warn, in the next 50 years may have strong tremors on a tectonic fault line of New Madrid, passing under the delta.
In 1811-1812 years in this fault has one of the most powerful series of seismic shocks in the history of the United States, recalls journalist Suzy Parker. Then in Boston from shock rang the church bells, and the Mississippi near Memphis changed course and, according to some reports, even long flowing back.
Predictions of scientists are particularly alarming, as Read more [...]
The American California hit a violent storm. Continuing a few days of heavy rain and snow led to extensive flooding - came out of the river banks came close to human settlements.
The National Weather Service has registered in California, at least one tornado, four shower and gale gusts that reached 129 km per hour.
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Earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred in Haiti on Friday, details about the victims have not yet been reported, according to the USGS website.
As a result, the devastating earthquake of January 12 in the country killed at least 100,000 people, of which, according to local officials, 75,000 have already been buried in mass graves, and affected up to 3 million people.
New tremors were recorded in 12.54 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time on, 15.54 MSK). The epicenter was located at a depth of about 10 kilometers, 25 kilometers north of the capital, Port-au-Prince.
In the last days of the Haiti Read more [...]
Israel has finally come winter. Looked like this road in southern Israel today. As a result of heavy rains, one person was killed and another was missing after trying to cross a jeep track, flooded with water. It is noted that the jeep blew water on Jordanian territory, and searches are conducted in coordination with the government of Jordan. Reports Cursorinfo.co.il
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Three earthquakes of magnitude 4.1 to 4.3 occurred in Panama on Friday, reports the Institute of Geology of the National University of Panama.
The epicenter was located at a depth of 6 km near to the border with Panama, Costa Rica.
Tremors triggered panic among the population of the cities of Boquete, Gray Punta and Volcan.
According to local authorities, victims and destructions.
Source: RIA Novosti. Read more [...]
Two earthquakes (!) magnitude 5.3 and 5.2, which occurred in western Greece in the morning of Friday, damaged three dozen homes, the Athens News Agency reported.
As the global monitoring of the USGS (USGS), the earthquake occurred northeast of the city of Patras, about 140 kilometers from Athens.
Athens agency reports that in Phocis experts examined 98 buildings damaged, of which 31 houses in 14 villages was considered unfit for habitation. We are talking about old buildings that were built before in Greece was adopted modern standard seismic resistance.
Affected by the earthquake was not.
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Several homes destroyed in one of the districts in the state of Florida powerful tornado. In addition, in the course of its movement felled many trees. By happy coincidence, none of the residents was injured. Forecasters say that the risk of new and powerful tornadoes in the region remains high.
According to meteorologists, the cause of tornadoes in the state is the collision of two weather fronts. For several days in Florida did not stop strong winds, accompanied by heavy rain, thunderstorms and hail.
Tornado speed vortex flows which reached 120 kilometers per hour, was recorded today at 07:00 Read more [...]
July 19, 2013. The Province of Arequipa in southern Peru declared a state of emergency in seven regions in connection with the activity of the volcano Sabankaya.
Emergency mode, input for 60 days, will affect the residents of areas of Huambo, Cabanaconde, Lari, Maca, Madrigal, Tapa and Choco. According to experts of the local Institute of Geology, Mining and Metallurgy, within a radius of 20-30 kilometers from the volcano registers up to 300 aftershocks of magnitude 3 to 5.7, reports "Interfax".
Peru is in a seismic zone - the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire volcanic. It takes a lot of earthquakes Read more [...]
Today, January 22, in the central part of Poland, an earthquake measuring 4.42 points. According to local media reports, tremors were recorded at 05.05 (6:05 in Kiev) local time in the vicinity of Bełchatów and Pajęczno, near Lodz.
According to preliminary data, no victims and destructions. «The emergency services do not have information from residents about damage or statics of buildings associated with the earthquake», — said a spokesman for the local fire guards Arkadiusz Makovsky.
According to geophysicists, for the area where the earthquake occurred, the tremors Read more [...]
Experts have recorded two strong earthquakes of magnitude 5.2 and 5.3 in Bolivia, reports of casualties or damage were reported.
The hearth of the first earthquake at the depth of 10 km to 69 km from the capital of the eponymous department of Santa Cruz. After 17 minutes there was a second tremor. Fluctuations in the Earth's crust caused panic among local residents who took to the streets in search of a safer place.
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Struck the roof of the house meteorite. Photo Linda Welzenbach / Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
The roof of a private home in the United States struck a small meteorite, according to SPACE.com. Cosmic body weight of about half a pound (about 230 grams) fell on a house physician Frank Ciampi (Frank Ciampi) in Lorton, Virginia. A rate of about two hundred miles per hour (about 320 kilometers per hour) meteorite crashed into the roof and do the big hole and overcoming a few obstacles, fell to the ground floor where the doctor treats patients.
According to Linda Veltsenbah (Linda Read more [...]
Experts have recorded an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 in the border region of Costa Rica and Panama, according to the USGS.
The epicenter of the quake was located 30 kilometers south-east of the village at a depth of Golfito 29 kilometers. The earthquake began after noon (21:00 MSK) local time, half an hour later in the same area, followed by new tremors of magnitude 4.7. Operational information on possible casualties or damage were reported.
Source: RIA Novosti
Specialists USGS recorded another earthquake, and they turned out more. Information from the same experts:
8.385 ° N, Read more [...]
In New South Wales, the thermometer rose to the level of + 43 °. In Sydney, people are saved from the heat in the fountains and on city beaches. Many do not tolerate this kind of weather. Significantly increased number of visits to physicians
And in the south of the State of raging forest fires. Already burned 200 acres. The fire crept close to the homes. Their owners watered roof water to somehow protect buildings from the flames.
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Two earthquakes of magnitude 5.0 and 5.4 occurred on Sunday in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the island nation of Vanuatu, according to the USGS.
The latest and most powerful tremors were recorded at 18.15 to UTC (21.15 MSK) at a depth of 15 kilometers. Their epicenter was located 100 kilometers southwest of the capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila.
Previous earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred at 15.53 on UTC (18.53 MSK) at a depth of 216 kilometers. Its epicenter was 200 kilometers from the capital of the island nation.
No casualties or damage were reported. Warnings about Read more [...]
Snow paralyzed Turkey. In Istanbul virtually stopped traffic on. At least two people were killed and dozens injured in the past day from frostbite in Turkey, passed on Sunday, local media quoted police sources.
Heavy snow and strong wind, the speed of which sometimes reaches 70-80 km / h, paralyzed life in parts of the country, including in Istanbul. Cnegopad lasts about a day. Roads are having many kilometers cork. It stops the movement of marine trams. Because of the strong gale came shortages of electricity and natural gas. Several urban areas remained without electricity. In Istanbul, there Read more [...]
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