In the last two weeks seismic activity in Argentina increased. In particular, since January 17, there were more than five earthquakes with magnitudes higher than 5.0.
Increased activity is not in Argentina and the South American continent, if only to them restricted.
Argentina and Chile
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred on Friday in the north-west Argentina near the city of Salta, according to the USGS.
The epicenter of the quake, recorded at 11:24 local time (17:24 MSK), located at a depth of 166.7 kilometers per 135 kilometers to the northeast of Salta.
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Severe frosts came again in some European countries. As expected, pretty chilled residents of the region have yet to freeze an unusually long time - until the middle of spring.
Snowfall, which at the beginning of the new year paralyzed much of the Germany, now in several areas were changed unusual frosts here. On Monday, all over the country in the afternoon temperatures below zero, and in Berlin the coldest - minus 12 °. Forecasters promise that will be prolonged frosts and snowfalls begin Wednesday. But the problem with departures and landings of aircraft started now, as expected disruptions Read more [...]
After all the terrible pictures which have published, is now offering a ride in a car on the streets with 360-degree camera. CNN reporters made panoramic photo, so in the video you can at any time to pause and look around whirl.
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Bolivian President Evo Morales announced on Friday a state of emergency due to incessant rains and floods.
President ordered to allocate the necessary funds to help victims of the rampant disaster. At least nine people were killed and thousands of people were left homeless.
Culprit engulfed Bolivia floods once again become a natural phenomenon El Niño (Sic). This phenomenon is a warm current, causing warming of the eastern Pacific on 5 ... to 9 °.
El Niño usually becomes the culprit of environmental disasters: drought or prolonged heavy rains, leading to flooding. So, in 2006, flooding caused Read more [...]
A state of emergency was declared on Friday in the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee at the continued there and in other Central American states snowfalls.
As the representatives of the local authorities in the region remain without electricity 175 thousand. Residential buildings and office buildings. On the restoration of electricity required at least one week.
State of emergency declared in parts of Virginia, Alabama and others. It closed schools and government agencies.
Snowstorms in the central regions of the United States continued for several days. Weather-covered huge territory Read more [...]
July 17, 2013. Researchers from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) said that Mount Fuji may erupt again if the future strong earthquake will cause a crack in it.
The last time this 3776 meter volcano erupted was in 1707, and today it is known as the eruption Hoei (Hawayo). This is a great eruption lasted from 16 December 1707 to 1 January 1708's. In total, the atmosphere has been thrown out of 800 million cubic meters of ash.
Scientists claim that a new eruption is inevitable, because the underground magma accumulated in a volcano for 300 years. This Read more [...]
Four thousand people were affected by torrential rains in the southern Brazilian state of Parana, said on Sunday the local office of the Civil Defense.
According to authorities, in 14 localities state element destroyed 81 dwelling houses and damaged 764 buildings, resulting in more than 1.8 thousand people homeless. Three people died and 17 were injured. Three more are unaccounted for.
According to rescuers, all victims — Senzhes city residents in the north-east of the state of Paraná, which were cut off from the outside world due to the heavy downpour that washed out roads and Read more [...]
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred on Sunday in China's Sichuan province, according to the USGS site.
The epicenter of the aftershocks that occurred in 0.37 MSK, located 35 kilometers southeast of the city of Suining and at a depth of 18.5 kilometers.
A victim of the earthquake that struck China's Sichuan Province, was one man, at least 11 were injured, said on Sunday the agency Agence France-Presse with reference to the local authorities.
According to local media, the element has destroyed dozens of homes.
The most powerful in the last 30 years an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 occurred Read more [...]
If the rise in temperature continues, Greenland will soon be left without snow.
Climatologists offered an explanation reduction growth temperatures observed in recent years. According to scientists, the reason for this was the fall of the water vapor content in the stratosphere. The work of the authors published in the journal Science. Its summary results portal Nature News.
Despite the fact that the decade from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest year on record, in recent years, growth has slowed somewhat temperatures. Skeptics saw it as proof that global warming does not exist as such.
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Experts have recorded an earthquake of magnitude 4.9 on the west of Greece, said the global monitoring of the USGS. The epicenter of the 4.9 magnitude quake was 70 kilometers from the city of Patras, in the Peloponnese, 115 kilometers from Athens. Reports of casualties and property damage were reported
A man with his grandson in his arms standing in front of his house, destroyed by an earthquake in 5.2 points in Suininge, Sichuan Province, China. (AP Photo / Xinhua, Jiang Hongjing)
Some photos have recently occurred disasters and their consequences.
People walk through a flooded street in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since January 1, more than 100 people were killed by landslides and floods caused by persistent rains in Brazil. (Nelson Antoine / Associated Press)
Woman makes cookies out of the mud for sale in Cité Soleil in Port-au-Prince. Cookies made from dirt, salt and vegetable fat. This is - Read more [...]
4.6 - MERIDA, Venezuela; Depth: 37.7 km; Coordinates: 8.946 ° N, 70.901 ° W
Five earthquakes in different parts of the world. Magnitude to five points
Of course most of them are concentrated in the region of South America. Obvious reason that the earthquake in Haiti, which launched a seismic wave.
4.5 - Oaxaca, Mexico; Depth: 55.6 km; Coordinates: 16.571 ° N, 96.061 ° W
4.4 - Baja California, Mexico; Depth: 6 km; Coordinates: 32.051 ° N, 117.448 ° W
4.9 - Neighborhood Easter Isl; Depth: 10km; Coordinates: 23.192 ° S, 112.330 ° W
4.7 - Mindoro, Philippines; Depth: 151.1 km; Coordinates: Read more [...]
Along the coast of Papua New Guinea there was a strong earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale. According to the National Geological Survey of the United States, the tremors occurred at a depth of 33 km at a distance of 235 km south-east of the city of Taron, on the island of New Ireland. Information on possible casualties or damage, as well as reports of the tsunami threat due to the earthquake have been reported.
About 90% of the territory of Mongolia is covered with snow, which does not allow the animal to get to grazing. In some areas, killing nearly 60% of the cattle.
Mongolia suffers from loss of cattle due to lack of food caused by high snow and extreme cold. According to official figures, has killed more than 1.7 million head of cattle.
On Monday, from Ulan Bator, the agency MONTSAME, went convoy with aid intended for 12 regions of the country. Trucks carry animal feed, as well as flour, rice, fuel, medicines, warm clothes, matches and other essentials for the pastoralists.
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"The global market is saturated with offerings of grain" - in one voice shouting traders on the world's major stock exchanges. This is true, but for large producing countries and the key players of export-import operations in the international trading platforms.
These data have nothing to do with countries below the poverty line. Syrian authorities have had a very frank discussion with local sociologists and here what conclusions they have reached.
Severe drought in the eastern regions of the country led to complete destruction wheat crops and mass migration population dehydrated lands.
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Spanish Canary fills with water. On the islands of the strongest in the last 20 years floods. Closed schools and kindergartens. Tens of thousands of people were left without electricity and telephone service.
Cyclone reserve and Portugal. Madeira because of bad weather was interrupted transport. Several villages are cut off from the world. In Bolivia, the element has killed at least 11 people, more than 100,000 were left homeless.
Authorities began evacuating residents of the city of Trinidad. Those who remained, complain about the lack of drinking water. Location is surrounded by dams, but Read more [...]
July 19, 2013. The landslide came down from the hilly area on the roadway in the southern Colombian department of Huila, caused the death of six people. Except for the people below the soil surface were two houses, which were located near the road linking the city of Suazo, Huila, and the city of Florencia, Caquetá Department, as well as an ambulance and a truck.
A dozen local residents who were able to quickly remove from the struck hill urgently sent to the hospital and Garzuna Suazo Department of Huila. Survived if 26 more caught in a blockage of Colombians are not yet known. Since the Read more [...]
The forests of the North American Atlantic coast increased annual biomass growth. During the year they gain already 3.4 tons more than they should.
On climate change, forests meet the increasing growth. This conclusion was made by environmentalists Smithsonian Center for Environmental Studies (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center). Statement is true, at least for the mixed forests of the eastern Atlantic coast of North America.
Jeffrey Parker (Geoffrey Parker), forest ecologist, began to study the growth rate of trees in 1987. On the east coast of the Chesapeake Bay, south-east Read more [...]
Azerbaijan mud volcano erupted. It happened near the village of Lokbatan Garadagh district of Baku, the press service of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan.
"During the eruption, which began with a deafening explosion, fire tearing was observed. The eruption lasted about an hour, yellow and black mud weight spread in an area of half a hectare, "- said in a statement.
On the slopes of the volcano have discovered a crack.
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Millions of people were left without drinking water because of the strong over the past 50 years of drought in the south-east of China, said on Thursday the news service, "Zhongguo Wang."
"Great Dry" was established in Yunnan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. In some places there was no rain since last September. As a result, all the crops died, dried mountain rivers. Direct economic losses amounted to 527 million dollars.
According to weather forecasts, the drought will continue until April, but the drinking water supply in the region is only enough for a month. In this Read more [...]
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