Earth | The survival encyclopedia - Part 24

In Australia, fish rain

In a small town tone End falling from the sky live fish. Fish rain twice passed over a small Australian town of Top End. Small white fish alive fell to the ground. Tried to explain the situation to senior Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Ashley Patterson. "Geological conditions were ideal to generate a small tornado in the area, where, on the one hand, is close seashore, and on the other - Lake Argyle - said Patterson. - However, no natural disasters Us were recorded. " As one of the witnesses Christine Balmer, hundreds upon hundreds of white fish were falling onto the road, the roofs of Read more [...]
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About 90 tons of dead fish removed from the water off the coast of Brazil

On the coast of the Brazilian Rio de Janeiro rescue teams out of the water nearly 90 tons of dead fish, says Press TV. The operation was attended by about 100 units of rescuers. According to preliminary information, the cause of mass death of fish could be dramatic changes in weather. During the day, the temperature in the region dropped to 10 degrees. Source: BBC Comment: In fact, the fish is sufficiently sensitive to changes in water temperature and it leaves neblagopryatnyh locations. Therefore explain the "blame climate" is not appropriate. Do not forget that in Chile there was a series Read more [...]
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Japan — 13 earthquakes

February 26 was recorded major earthquake off the coast of Japan. After that happened 12 more So for 4 days, from February 26 to March 1, in the same place 13 earthquakes. It should be noted that then kolosalnaya seismic activity emerged near Chile. Magnitude: 7.2 Time: February 26, 20: 31: 27.0 UTC Depth: 20 feet Coordinates: 25.92 N 128.49 E Source: EMSC Previous News: · A major earthquake near Japan Read more [...]
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Because of the drought, more than 900 vessels are blocked on the rivers of southern China

More than 900 vessels are blocked on the rivers of southern China because of the drop in water level on the background of a severe drought, almost 6 million people in the south-west of the country were left without drinking water, said on Sunday the agency "Xinhua". The most complicated situation on the river Si in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. There fairway can take no more than 10 ships a day. Congestion waterways originated during the peak transport, which came during the celebration of the New Year according to the lunar calendar, the come February 14th. The lack of rainfall Read more [...]
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Photos from the

A police officer with a dog looking for victims of a landslide in the ruins of a building in Santo Antonio - the village near Funchal - the capital of the island of Madeira. Dozens of houses in the village were destroyed by a landslide, when the Portuguese island of Madeira hit heavy rains. Local authorities have confirmed that the landslide took with them 40 lives. (AP Photo / Octavio Passos) Some pictures recently occurred natural disasters and their consequences. Photos are clickable. Photos from the last one, two, three, four and five.Local authorities inspect the dried pond in Mile Read more [...]
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Chile earthquake shifted the Earth’s axis and shortened day

Earthquake in Chile led to a reduction in the length of Earth days and shifted Earth's axis by 8 centimeters. To such conclusion the employee's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Los Angeles Richard Gross. Scientist calculated that due to the devastating earthquake reduced the terrestrial day by 1.26 microseconds. In addition, the strongest tremors led to a redistribution of the Earth's mass and moved the axis about which the Earth is balanced by about 8 centimeters. This axis is different from the axis of rotation of the planet. At the North Pole, for example, the point of intersection of the axes Read more [...]
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New landslide in Indonesia. Three people died

Three people were killed last night in a landslide in Indonesia's Central Java province, said on Monday the national news agency Antara. A spokesperson for the district authorities Agus Purnomo Vonosobo (Agus Purnomo), descended from the mountains as a result of heavy rains landslide wiped out a house in the village of Dusun-Ngemplak. Killed a local resident and his two children. The thickness of the layer of dirt on the site of the tragedy reaches four meters, he added. Meanwhile, the number of victims of landslide on February 23 by a tea plantation in Indonesia's West Java province, reached Read more [...]
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The earthquake disrupted train service in Taiwan

The earthquake that occurred 70 km from the second largest city in Taiwan, Kaohsiung, has led to disruptions in the movement of trains on the local subway and suspension of high-speed rail link between the southern and northern parts of the island. On this March 4 reports AFP. Residents of Kaohsiung, near which there was an earthquake, reported that the city's building literally «trembling» because of the disaster that sowed panic among the residents. No casualties have not yet been reported. We only know that the injury was one person — it has fallen tree. In the nearby Read more [...]
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Landslide in Uganda. Africa

Victims of landslide due to heavy rains in eastern Uganda, have become at least 45 people, about 300 may be buried under the ground, said on Tuesday, Reuters reported with reference to the Defense Minister Tarsis Kabvegere (Tarsis Kabwegyere).

«It found 45 bodies. We fear that some 300 people were buried in a landslide, «- said the minister, adding that the authorities expect new landslides.

Source: RIA Novosti

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In Taiwan, a powerful earthquake. Video

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Hurricane tore the roof in 24 homes in the Samara region

July 25, 2013. Hurricane, the last of the Samara region, partially destroyed the roof of the 20 private, 4 apartment buildings and schools. As told in the press service of the local EMERCOM of Russia, a strong storm front was marked in the village of Progress Khvorostyanskaya district area.

Source: Conduct

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Australia — powerful fires and floods

As a result of severe forest fires in Australia have already burned more than 30 thousand hectares of forest. Flame height in some places reaches 18 meters. In fire involving dozens of firefighters and aviation calculations. It is reported that at this point the spread of fire was stopped. East green continent suffers from flooding. He was summoned to unusually heavy rains. According to meteorologists, three days in some areas had the annual rainfall. Two city declared disaster zones. They canceled classes in schools, no shops, a closed road. Many farms have been completely cut off from the outside Read more [...]
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Earthquake in northern Kyrgyzstan damaged about 400 buildings

An earthquake measuring 6.5 points on a 12-point scale, UT, which occurred on Tuesday in the Kochkor district of Naryn region of Kyrgyzstan, damaged about 400 buildings, including schools, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, spokesman of the government of the country. To assess the effects of the earthquake in the area created a special commission, which revealed the extent of damage of houses and office buildings. "According to the data in the villages of the district commissions were partially damaged six schools, three obstetric stations, four clubhouses, two libraries, as well as a post office, Read more [...]
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Kamchatka and Caucasus earthquakes may happen soon

Seismologists predict that in the medium term in Russia may occur strong earthquake in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and on the border of Chechnya and Dagestan, said Thursday the head of the Seismology Institute of Earth Physics named Schmidt Gennady Sobolev. Speaking at a press conference in Moscow, he said that at present, seismologists can only do medium-term forecasts of earthquakes, indicating where it can happen in the next few years. "In particular, in Russia, in the area of ​​Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, can occur a strong earthquake in the period up to 2012," - said Sobolev. According to Read more [...]
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Storm in the Crimea

On March 5 and 6 in the Crimea, declared a storm warning. According to the press service of the Crimean emergency department, in the autonomy possible heavy rain with sleet and strengthening north-easterly wind with a move to the north-west, gusts will reach 22 meters per second.

«The deteriorating weather conditions notified units Crimean emergency department and service interactions,» — said in a statement.

Source: proUA

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Shiveluch volcanoes erupt and Kluchevskoy

"At the volcano Kluchevskoy going strong steam and gas activity on the eve of a steam-gas column rose to a height of nearly seven kilometers above sea level, March 4, steam-gas plume stretches 50 km north-east from the volcano," - said the agency "Interfax-East," the head of the Kamchatka Group Volcanic Eruption Response (KVERT) Olga Kirin Friday. According to her, throws a giant volcanic bombs to a height of 300 meters above the crater, on the western slope of the lava flows Kliuchevskoi, near the crater of the volcano recorded a large bright thermal anomaly. "According to the Kamchatka Branch Read more [...]
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Flooding in Mozambique

Almost a thousand people in Mozambique were forced to leave the place of residence due to flooding caused by having withdrawn from the banks of the Zambezi.

According to BBC, the African state authorities to evacuate people living in the lowlands, as well as assistance in securing their temporary shelter.

Department of Water Resources of Mozambique issued a statement warning of the possibility of filling of two rivers in the central part of the country.

Source: RosBalt

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In Budapest, a meteorite fell. Video

Falling meteorite removed a surveillance camera of one of the private houses in Budapest. Troublemaker harm inflicted, according to NTV. Bright flash in the sky could be seen from anywhere in the city, though the crash site of a celestial body is a few dozen kilometers from the capital - near the border with Slovakia. Source: NTV Previous News: · In Mexico, crashed and exploded unknown object · Meteorite over Beijing · Meteorite over Ireland · In the United States the meteorite struck the roof of the house · The fall of meteorites Read more [...]
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Along the coast of Sumatra earthquake of magnitude 6.5

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred last night southwest of Sumatra, reports CNN referring to the USGS.
According to the report the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the ocean at a depth of 22 km, 165 km from Sumatra.
Pacific tsunami forecasting cent in turn said that the likelihood of a tsunami is unlikely.

Source: BBC

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Europe fills up with snow. Video

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