After hit the showers from the coast of Spain left the Guadalquivir river, which led to flooding in the south. Authorities said the evacuation of 1.4 thousand. Persons. In the 28 provinces of Spain Civil Defense put high - orange - the level of anxiety.
· Rivers of Andalusia (Spain) overflowed. Video
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· Huge iceberg broke off Antarctica
· Off the coast of Australia iceberg the size of Hong Kong Read more [...]
Experts predict a sharp increase in food prices in the coming year, which will be associated with an increase in demand for food commodities and reduce inventory of products.
Natural disasters such as drought in India and Argentina and a typhoon in the Philippines, have cut back production in these regions. "Inventories are extremely low in a number of grain markets. So the prospect of a further rise in food prices in 2010 can not be ruled out ", - the report says Barclays Capital 10 December. Stocks of grain and rice to fall to harvest in 2010 for the first time in the last three years, according Read more [...]
Several thousands of homes in Scotland were left without electricity due to heavy snowfall, according to a British television channel Sky News.
As a result, suffered in last night to Scotland snow fell from 60 to 90 cm of snow, which was an unprecedented phenomenon, even for these sites.
Among the most affected by the bad weather areas - Gleneagles Ohterarder, Bracken and Grinloaning in the county of Perthshire in central Scotland, as well as Benkori and Alford in Aberdeenshire County in the north-east of the country.
Snowfall violated electricity in many areas. During Friday's cut off from Read more [...]
Global andClimate change has led to the emergence in Europe of tropical butterflies, while hladolyubivye species are increasingly under threat. As the correspondent of "New Region", writes about the influential German newspaper Die Welt.
According to scientists, climate change has led to this "Great Migration" of butterflies. "In recent years, heat-loving species actively reached out to the north, while hladolyubivye are increasingly under threat," - says Joseph Zettele from the Center for Environmental Studies Helmholtz.Other experts also reported on the migration of these insects from Read more [...]
Information on the damage element of damage while a little. It is known that there is damage in Concepción, a few houses collapsed in the capital. Witnesses said that people ran away from the falling debris on them, reports Associated Press. In Santiago, near Providencia, destroyed one of the main churches in the city, according to TV Chile. In the capital, the airport is closed, stopped all air traffic.
Read the main news"Bi-bi-si" cites eyewitness who came by e-mail to the editor or appearing on the microblog Twitter. "I am in Santiago, we were shaking for about two minutes. On the streets Read more [...]
We have opened a new page with seysmomonitorami - watch here.
Starnitsah collected on several seismic services, which shows in real time the earthquake on the planet. These cards represent or attempt to reflect the real picture of the earthquake.
And anyone interested in statistics on earthquakes (1990-2009 years), see here.
Various analytical articles that deserve special attention:
· Australia plunges into the ocean
· United States goes under water
· China is building huge underground bunkers for evacuation in case of earthquakes
· In 2011-2015, there is a high seismic activity
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Overturned cars lying on a freeway in Santiago, Chile on February 27 2010 in the affected areas of the Chilean capital disrupted communication and electricity. (REUTERS / Marco Fredes)
Today, February 27 at 3:34 am local time (9:34 MSK) was one of the most powerful earthquakes in history: an earthquake in Chile force of 8.8 on the Richter scale. Tremors were recorded in the ocean off the coast of Chile, 320 km south-west of Santiago. Shortly afterwards, at the same location were recorded about a dozen aftershocks of magnitude 5.0 to 6.9. According to the country's president-elect Sebastian Pinera, Read more [...]
July 25, 2013. In the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug is one of the villages washed away in the river Ob. Changing the bed and banks, which are at home, gradually crumbling. Within a few years the water took about a dozen buildings. Specialists state: the process does not stop, and in the future, the river can absorb the whole village. However, this situation is not considered an emergency - the people who lost their homes can not count on getting a new home.Trees, houses, outbuildings, and he shore leave in Ob. Alexander Razboeva, villager Tags Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, more than Read more [...]
A powerful earthquake in Chile force 8.8 on the Richter scale was not the only one this weekend. Strong tremors were recorded around the world.
For example, in Japan, in the area of the Ryukyu Islands, an earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was at a distance of 70 km from the town of Nago (Okinawa Prefecture), and the earthquake was located at a depth of 35 km. Casualties or damage as a result of the disaster is not.
In Afghanistan, the focus of an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale was at a distance of 140 km from the town of Faizabad in the north. And Read more [...]
Time: Feb. 28, 01: 01: 36.5 UTC
Depth: 33 km
Coordinates: 38.30 N 71.34 E
In Tajikistan, on Saturday night, an earthquake of magnitude 5.7, according to the duty Dushanbe seismic station.
The epicenter of the quake was located 290 km north of Dushanbe, in neighboring Afghanistan. Short tremors have been recorded in the capital, in the territory of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region and some other localities of the country.
According to the Tajik Committee of Emergency Situations, the information about the devastation on the main console and Rescue Service have been Read more [...]
Two million people in one way or another affected by the devastating earthquake that occurred in central Chile on Saturday, said President Michelle Bachelet.
According to recent reports, at least 300 people were killed in a powerful earthquake in Chile that began at dawn on February 27.
Aftershocks of magnitude 8.8 triggered a tsunami in the Pacific Ocean. At the same time, the wave height was not as dangerous as predicted.
"Element dealt a heavy blow to our country - said in a televised speech President Bachelet. - And she again tests our ability to cope with adversity and to find its feet. Read more [...]
Map of Hokkaido
Japanese authorities evacuated 320,000 people from the Pacific coast of the country for fear of a tsunami, reports AFP.
40 minutes after a small (90 centimeters) of the first wave to the Japanese islands came second, the height of which was more than 120 centimeters.
According to the agency, the second wave podtopilo Nemuro port, located on the island of Hokkaido. Flooded, in particular, were warehouses and port territory. Court did not suffer as previously went to the open sea.
Dead and wounded no significant damage to the tsunami also caused. Despite this, Japanese authorities Read more [...]
February 27 was one of the most powerful earthquakes in history: an earthquake in Chile force 8.8 on the Richter scale. Tremors were recorded in the ocean off the coast of Chile, 320 km south-west of Santiago. In the region, two days, more than 100 earthquakes. According to recent reports, the victims of the earthquake were more than 300 people.
The earthquake also caused a tsunami that spread across the Pacific Ocean. Seismologists have warned about the danger of a tsunami across virtually the entire Pacific basin - in Latin America, as well as in Hawaii, Japan, Indonesia, French Polynesia, Read more [...]
In the north-eastern regions of the United States struck a powerful blizzard. In some areas received more than 60 centimeters of snow.
News agency Associated Press reported that nearly 600 thousand inhabitants of the north-eastern parts of the country - from Pennsylvania to Maine - Saturday morning were left without electricity. Because of the third February blizzard was canceling more than a thousand flights, and on Friday February 26 were closed school.
In Monroe near New York dropped 80 inches of snow. At some points the wind speed reached almost 145 kilometers per hour, and in those states Read more [...]
Time: February 28 7:14:53
Depth: 7 km
Coordinates: 10.98 N 41.18 E
This earthquake is interesting in that it occurred at the junction of three tectonic plates.
In 2005, this region has been a series of earthquakes. As a result of geological processes formed a cavity depth of 100 meters below sea level. Geologists call this section - "Afar Triangle." Read more [...]
Hurricane that formed in the Atlantic and struck first on the territory of Spain, reached the French coast on Sunday night. He swept through the central region to the east of the country and across France got to Belgium.
Wind gusts in some areas exceed 140 kilometers per hour. Together with showers, who accompanied him, the hurricane pulled down the dam, felled trees, tore off roofs, forcing airlines to cancel flights and delayed trains. Killed dozens of people, disrupted transport connection, there is no electricity.The number of victims of the hurricane struck France Read more [...]
February 27 was one of the most powerful earthquakes in history: an earthquake in Chile force 8.8 on the Richter scale. Tremors were recorded in the ocean off the coast of Chile, 320 km south-west of Santiago. In the region, two days, more than 100 earthquakes. According to recent reports, the victims of the earthquake were more than 300 people. The earthquake also caused a tsunami that spread across the Pacific Ocean. Seismologists have warned about the danger of a tsunami across virtually the entire Pacific basin - in Latin America, as well as in Hawaii, Japan, Indonesia, French Polynesia, Read more [...]
July 25, 2013. Yesterday at about 20:30 local time over the state of Michigan there were ominous clouds of yellow-orange color. According to one of the local newspapers, the witnesses of this strange phenomenon immediately began to shoot video and take pictures, then post them on the network. One of the locals in the comments wrote that what he saw is the craziest thing he'd ever met. In fact, many residents of Michigan expected after such a horrific sight to see some kind of a hurricane or tornado.But meteorologists have denied such claims, noting that it is a rare phenomenon is called Mammatus. Read more [...]