The earthquake led to the formation of cracks on the roads
July 21, 2013. In New Zealand, near the capital Wellington was an earthquake, which damaged the parliament building and caused a brief cessation of trains.
6.5 magnitude quake lasted about a minute. Its center was located 57 kilometers south of the coast at a depth of about 10 km.
Authorities said there is no danger of a tsunami, despite the damage caused to buildings and power lines.
The earthquake occurred at 17:09 local time, and the impetus was felt as far north up to the Auckland region.
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32 elderly people died because of the heat in the south of Brazil, said the spokesman for the Ministry of Health of Brazil.
They died the day before yesterday and yesterday in the city of Santos, near Sao Paulo, said the spokesman.
She added that the city had been warned about the impending heat, particularly warned elderly people and children, to reduce the risks of accidents from the heat on the street, away from heat, which is raging over southern Brazil, where daytime temperatures exceed 40 ° Celsius for more than a week .
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Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred on Thursday morning at 21 kilometers southeast of the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, in neighboring Albania, said Montenegrin Seismological Service.
Information on casualties or destruction have been reported yet. "The earthquake could cause minor damage in the epicenter," - said in a statement seismologists. Tremors could be felt in the Montenegrin town of Bar, Budva and Ulcinj.
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A powerful storm hit the Australian state of Victoria, the main impact of elements occurred in the city of Melbourne, Kerang and Dandenong. As reported by the rescue service, hurricane tear the roofs of buildings and fells trees that cause breaks in the power lines. More than 20 thousand. Homes remained without electricity. For help on the remote emergency services received more than 500 calls. According to the forecasts of meteorologists, storm front brings thunderstorms and hail.
In the Italian capital for the first time in the last quarter of a century it snowed. This rare phenomenon is explained by the cold snap. Under the influence of Arctic cyclone temperature dropped last night here to minus 4.3 degrees Celsius. In connection with snowfall city officials urge drivers and pedestrians to be careful when moving around the city. Several subway stations Roman stayed open all night for receiving and heating the homeless.
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Altai dominated by abnormal cold. In some areas, the thermometer drops to the level of -50 °.
Because of this, canceled classes in some schools. Do not learn nearly 15,000 children - half of the students of the country. Public utilities to supply heat to homes and social facilities to cope.
As forecasters promise, frost that covered the region since the beginning of the week, will hold a few more days. Then a little warmer.
To prepare a long frost and Kamchatka. By the evening in some areas to colder as -50 °. In this regard, the Regional Directorate of MOE passed emergency warning about Read more [...]
Tropical cyclone "Rene" hit located in the South Pacific Cook Islands. He is already assigned to a third category of risk. As the Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully, New Zealand, the brunt of the elements came to the island of Aitutaki. According to preliminary data, about 60 percent of the buildings on the island destroyed, knocked down trees, damaged communication.
"The Cook Islands have a good warning system of impending disaster, so locals and tourists have enough time to leave their homes and seek refuge in special centers," - said the Minister. "The New Zealand Government plans to Read more [...]
July 19, 2013. In The Maritime Seine, where erosion processes occur periodically, on Monday (July 15) struck a piece of rock. Almost 30 000 tons of rock collapsed on the beach Saint-Jouin-Bryuneval.
Motions of the earth began at night, and the culmination was resolved at noon.
And although this has become rare since the collapse occur more often in the winter because of the cold, the authorities took the opportunity to remind travelers that walk at the foot of the cliffs are dangerous.
Place collapse is relatively far from the "recreation area" and access is still open for curiosity.
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Total rescuers who assist the police and soldiers of the Afghan army and the forces of the international coalition, has already managed to release about 2,500 people got trapped in the snow near the Salang tunnel linking Kabul to the north of Afghanistan. (S. Sabawoon / EPA)
As a result of avalanches in the Salang Pass in northern Afghanistan, killing more than 160 people. From the zone of the accident were evacuated 2,600 people. According to Afghan authorities, in the tunnel were blocked for at least 300 cars. Built in the 60s by Soviet specialists Salang Tunnel is the only thoroughfare that Read more [...]
In the vicinity of the Chinese capital for several days the search continues for a meteorite that fell from the sky in the evening on Wednesday.
For his fall watched by thousands of Beijing residents caught up in the moment on the street. They describe it as a glowing object that quickly moved from the south-east and presumably fell in the highlands Bayhuashan.
After the local observatory has confirmed that this was indeed a meteorite, and even provided video footage of his fall, many Chinese have rushed to find him.
According to scientists, this cosmic body, if the search to a successful Read more [...]
Several buildings and power lines were damaged in the area of Stavropol Izobilnensky on Friday because of the strong wind.
The city Izobilnyi storm wind gusts that reached 30 m / s, the roof blew off a five-story apartment building, said Friday the head of the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation on the edge Oleg Degtyarev.
In the village of Christmas in a comprehensive school damaged roof, demolished about 40 sheets of slate. Children were taken to their homes by bus. In the private sector of the village in several houses and damaged roofs.
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The authorities decided to cancel Guadeloupe Friday classes in local schools in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption, according to the Paris media.
Eruption took place on Thursday evening at the British-owned island of Montserrat. It is located 80 kilometers from Guadalupe. The volcano threw into the air a huge cloud of ash reached from Montserrat to Guadeloupe.
According to the prefect of Guadeloupe, Jean Fabre, ash poses little risk to the public, but can still cause people to eye irritation and breathing problems.
Guadeloupe - French overseas department.
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Abnormally snowy and frosty weather prevails in East Kazakhstan, the air temperature drops to minus 60 degrees.
According to "Russia 24", a harsh winter can not remember even the local old-timers. The temperature drops to minus 60 degrees. Cold is accompanied by a blizzard and strong winds knock down passers-by.
In just a few months of winter snow cover up to two and a half meters, which is almost three times higher than the usual values for these latitudes. Road services are struggling to cope with the low temperatures of the fossilized layers, buses can not withstand extreme temperatures.
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Incessant rains caused severe flooding on the east coast of Australia. The main impact of elements occurred in the central regions of New South Wales.
Local authorities recommend the public to stock up on food, fuel and medicine, because, according to weather forecasts, the weekend is possible violent storm.
According to a spokesman of the rescue services of Erin Podzhmora for last night appealed for help over a thousand people.
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