Earth | The survival encyclopedia - Part 18

In the Philippines, «sugar buzz»

Drought in the summer months, and then a tropical typhoon reduced the amount of sugar cane production in the Philippines. As a result, for the first time in 8 years, the island nation is forced to significantly increase the volume of imports of sugar. According to new government figures until April Philippines will buy 50 thousand. Tons of imported sugar. This was during the eve of the conference held in Manila, said the head of the committee on regulation of the sugar market Koskolluela Rafael (Rafael Coscolluela). Next purchase is scheduled for June, shipments will be 90 thousand. Tons of Read more [...]
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Deep earthquake off the coast of Tonga

In the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tonga, an earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude on the Richter scale. According to the National Geological Survey of the United States, the tremors occurred at a depth of 513 km at a distance of 535 km south-west of the capital city of the Kingdom of Tonga Nuku’alofa. Reports of a possible tsunami after the earthquake, as well as data on casualties or damage were reported.

Source: RBC

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Antalya raging torrential rains and strong winds

On Monday, February 8 at the Turkish resort of Antalya province hit heavy rain and strong wind, which sometimes reaches a speed of 90 kilometers per hour. As a result of floods killed at least one person was killed - it swept into the sea, transfer to local media citing police sources. In the city from hurricane places felled trees, damaged many greenhouses. According to the decision of the local authorities, schools Antalya adjourned sessions. In the district of Demre Turkish province as a result of mudslides bridge collapsed, flooded a large part of the museum of St. Nicholas. In the neighboring Read more [...]
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UN to verify the hypothesis about the intensification of natural disasters

Off the coast of Indonesia, an earthquake

Off the coast of Indonesia, an earthquake measuring 5.0 magnitude on the scale Rihtera.Po According to the National Geological Survey of the United States, the tremors were observed at a depth of 140 km at a distance of 70 km to the south-east of the Indonesian city of Gorontalo, on the island of Sulawesi. Information on possible casualties or damage, as well as reports of the tsunami threat due to the earthquake have been reported.

Source: RBC

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Earthquake in China. Northern Xinjiang

Magnitude: 5.2 Depth: 10 km Time: 7:57:20 to UTC After a while, there was another earthquake of magnitude 4.1 and was centered at a depth of 8 km. Coordinates: 86.35 ° E 43.85 ° N Source: EMSC Read more [...]

Google Earth has added pictures of the devastation in Haiti

Pictures, photos, and see the scale of the disaster with a bird’s-eye view is another matter.

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In Mongolia -50 °

Red Cross sends humanitarian aid to Mongolia. There's already a few weeks hold strong frosts. In some areas, up to minus 50 degrees. From cold and hunger have killed about two million goats, cows and horses. For a country in which livestock - an important branch, it is a serious blow. According to preliminary estimates, the damage from bad weather has already exceeded $ 60 million. On the brink of ruin were thousands. Source: Conduct Read more [...]
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Earthquake in Mexico

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale occurred in southern Mexico near g.Oahaka. Tremors were recorded in 55 km to the north of Puerto Angel, reports Associated Press. Tremors were felt in the capital, g.Mehiko. Information on casualties or damage were reported. Source: USGS Read more [...]
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The number of victims of the earthquake in China is close to 50

July 22, 2013. At least 47 people were killed in a powerful earthquake in Gansu Province in northwestern China, a growing number of detected injured. Only severely wounded about 300 people, local media reported with reference to the data of the provincial government. Basis earthquake hit came in the county Minsyan where completely destroyed 20% of homes and 60% of buildings have received significant damage. The earthquake of magnitude 6.6 was recorded at 07:45 local time (3:45 MSK) on Monday at the border counties and Minsyan Chzhansyan. Source: INTERFAX.RU  Earthquake in China: The Read more [...]
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Another zemeletryasenie in Poland

In Poland, was recorded another earthquake in 6:35:41 to UTC. Its magnitude was 3.5 points, the depth of the epicenter 10 km. Source: EMSC Comment: It should be noted that for two weeks, from 25 January to 9 February in Poland was recorded about 15 earthquakes. Their power was varied from 2 to 4.9 points. The strongest - 4.9 - occurred on Feb. 6. Read more [...]
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Washington snowed. Photo

Snow falls into the territory of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama who decided to leave the White House for a meeting with the National Democratic Committee, called the storm "Snegarmageddon." (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) Heavy snowfall that hit the nation's capital city Vashintgon have caused the closure of several government agencies. According to local authorities, about 230 thousand. Government employees get the day off due to the raging elements, reports Associated Press. All employees were ordered to stay at home for security reasons. It also reported that Read more [...]
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The approaching new moon marked by a series of earthquakes

As we approach the time of the new moon, which will fall on Saturday, February 13, the world marked increase in the number of earthquakes. According to RBC with reference to the Associated Press, an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale occurred on the night of 8 to 9 February in southern Mexico near the city of Oaxaca. Tremors were recorded in 55 km to the north of Puerto Angel, and in the capital, Mexico City. Earthquakes also occurred in Kamchatka and Chukotka, in China and in the Shirak region of Armenia. Source: R&D.CNews Read more [...]
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Meteorite over Ireland

To the Earth in the area of ​​Ireland at a rate of about 160 thousand. Km / h rare meteorite fell, according to MailOnline. It happened in the evening, so a lot of people across the country were able to watch the fall. According to experts, the rock passage through the atmosphere was equivalent to a small nuclear explosion. According to David Moore (David Moore) of the Astronomical Society of Ireland (Astronomy Ireland), most likely a meteorite fell to the ground and not into the sea, as many have seen as he flies into the land, so that the chances of finding this meteorite large enough. Read more [...]
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Evacuation in Los Angeles due to flooding

Residents located in the foothills of settlements near Los Angeles (California) preparing for a new weathering bad weather. The National Weather Service predicts the United States on Wednesday and Thursday downpours and flooding of many residential areas. Authorities ordered the evacuation of the inhabitants of 541 homes in paragraphs La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Acton and two canyons north of Los Angeles. Police officers bypass house to house, warning residents of impending danger. Those who voluntarily decided to stay, sign papers absolving the government from liability for the consequences Read more [...]
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Earthquake in Illinois, United States

In Illinois, February 10, in 9:59:34 on the Universal Time, recorded an earthquake of magnitude 4.3. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km. Coordinates: 41.978 ° N, 88.597 ° W Source: USGS Read more [...]
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In Novosibirsk and Tomsk regions are very cold

In Novosibirsk and Tomsk regions, local emergency department of the Russian Federation announced on February 12 storm warning because of the abnormal cold. According to the regional Hydrometcenter, February 12, in the Novosibirsk Region minimum temperature will be -33 ... -38 °, on the south-east - the temperature to 40 degrees. In the next, the Tomsk region on February 12 expected minimum temperature -34 ... -39 °. In connection with the receipt of this forecast Defence Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in Tomsk region warns of possible emergencies. All these basic services recommended Read more [...]
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Photos from the

Man walking on the bottom of a dried-up reservoir on the outskirts of Kunming, Yunnan Province of China. Around 240,000 people suffer from a lack of water in the mountains in the south of China, as a result of the drought, which continues for five months. (Agence France-Presse / Getty Images) Some pictures recently occurred disasters and their consequences. Previous photo review here and here. Photos are clickable.47-year-old Haitian barber Raymond Matin pulled from the rubble of his salon mirror in the center of Port-au-Prince. Matin, who lost in the earthquake a 14-year-old daughter, a Read more [...]
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Sun threatens satellites

Professor Catherine Mitchell (Cathryn Mitchell) from the University of Bath (University of Bath), UK, warns that in the period of maximum solar activity, which is expected in coming years, satellite navigation system can produce major disruptions. It is not just an error in determining the coordinates, which can be 10 meters, but also the refusal of a few hours or even days. Interview with the researcher cites the Air Force.The Global Positioning System (Global positioning system, GPS) is based on the computation of ground coordinates using the signals from four satellites in orbit. To do Read more [...]
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Communication between the Australian drought and Antarctic snowfall

New South Wales, January 2010, (AFP photo). Drought pursuing southwestern Australia from the 1970s, is associated with a heavy snowfall in East Antarctica. And the roots of this phenomenon lie probably in global warming. Employees of the Australian Antarctic Division Tas van Ommen and Vin Morgan believe that the drought, which resulted in winter precipitation decreased by 15-20% - a very unusual compared to what was happening in the region last 750 years. Hand in hand with this phenomenon is the same and just as abnormal growth of precipitation at Dome of the law - the icy mountain, on the coast Read more [...]
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