Geomagnetic curtains on HAARP magnetometer from 5 to 7 April 2010.
Ended the longest magnetic storm since September 2005. It is for reasons unknown raged for 48 hours from 5 to 7 April. Sun while remained completely calm, and wonder how it could so greatly affect the Earth.
On Earth, the largest magnetic storm ended last year, observed at short intervals during the last three days, from 5 to 7 April, according to laboratory X-ray astronomy of the Sun LPI them. Lebedev. The peak of geomagnetic disturbances to the 5th of April, when the index Kp, which is measured by force storms in the Earth's Read more [...]
Orenburg region was a powerful hurricane. At the epicenter of the city turned out to Orsk. Wind gusts were so strong that the roof torn off houses.
Knocked down trees, power lines are broken - now hundreds of homes remain without electricity. In several areas there is also cellular, internet does not work. All the forces in the city thrown out in order to eliminate the effects of the weather.
Source: The first channel
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A man looks at an overflowing canal Marapendi in Rio de Janeiro, Barra da Tijuca.
The number of victims of landslides and floods in Brazil has reached 95 people. In the state of Rio de Janeiro declared three days of mourning. Such abundant and continuous rain in the region has not been the last 40 years. 36 hours precipitation was twice the monthly norm. As a result, many of the streets of Rio are literally under water.
Passers-by try to pass, holding the fence of the Botanical Garden in Rio de Janeiro April 6, 2010.
The destruction caused by one of the many landslides. The picture Read more [...]
Rescuer carries a child in a flooded area of Rio Campo Grande. (Jadson Marques / AP)
Number of flood victims in the south-east of Brazil has grown to 145 people. Late on Wednesday, spokesman for the state Office of Civil Defense of Brazil reported that a new huge landslide covered the slum area on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro - Niteroi, burying up to 40 homes. Missing dozens of people.
A resident of Rio de Janeiro is mourning the death of one of the victims of the landslide. The picture was taken on April 7 at the Rio Santa Teresa. (Silvia Izquierdo / AP)
Firefighters carry away the Read more [...]
Meteorologists Colorado State University published the first update to its original forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season in 2010, specifying the degree of probability of collapse of a powerful hurricane on different parts of the Atlantic coast of the United States, said in a statement posted on the official website of the University.
According to some data scientists in 2010 is expected to 15 tropical storms, which will be named, eight of them will become hurricanes, with four - and more than a third category Saffir-Simpson scale.
Originally meteorologists predicted that this year Read more [...]
July 25, 2013. Instead of snow and ice, swirling in the wind, now a greenish-blue lake at least a foot deep splashing around webcams placed at the North Pole. Meltwater lake started to form on July 13 after two weeks of warm weather in the high Arctic.
At the beginning of July, the temperature was 2 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (1 to 3 degrees Centigrade) is higher than the average for the most part of the Arctic Ocean, according to National Snow & Ice Data Center. Read more [...]
Children are uphill cans with water, heading home in the province of Guizhou Lyupanshui. (AP Photo)
Currently, the southern provinces of China are suffering from the most devastating drought in decades. Millions of people do not have enough water, closed more than 1,000 schools. To mitigate the effects of drought, the authorities are drilled new boreholes and wells, as operations are carried out on artificial rainmaking.
In this picture, taken on March 25, people are queuing for water supplied by the local authorities, near the city of Kunming, Yunnan Province.
Lula District Yunnan Province. Read more [...]
Earthquake of magnitude 7.1 occurred off the coast of the Solomon Islands, the information about the destruction or possible victims yet, Reuters reported with reference to the USGS.
The epicenter of the earthquake that struck at 13:40 MSK, at a depth of about 52 kilometers, 97 kilometers south-west of the city of Cyrus in the Pacific Ocean.
According Warning Center Pacific Tsunami, earthquake, a magnitude of more than seven can "create a local tsunami in the region of 100 kilometers from the epicenter."
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Butterflies appeared in Moscow this year, much earlier than usual due to the established in the warm weather, and in May of the capital waiting for a "ball" of these "fluttering flowers", told RIA Novosti on Thursday, a representative Ecocenter natural-historical park "Kuz'minki-Lublin".
"Visitors and environmentalists saw Kuzminskoye forest park first-year butterflies, awakened from their winter hibernation, including one of the brightest and most beautiful -" day peacock. " The first butterflies seen in flight, have become hives and limonnitsy traditionally used to waking up all spring, Read more [...]
South of Spain
An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred on Monday night in the south of Spain, the devastation and injuries were reported, reports Agence France-Presse, with reference to the USGS.
According to the American seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake that occurred in 00.08 local time (2:08 MSK), located 24 kilometers southeast of the city of Granada.
Hearth quake was located at a depth of 616 kilometers in the vicinity of the mountain range of Sierra Nevada.
Time: April 11, 2010, 22: 08: 11.4 to UTC
Coordinates: 37.05 N 3.49 W
Source: RIA Novosti, Read more [...]
Dealing with the consequences of landslides in Brazil. Photo © AFP
The number of flood victims in Brazil amounted to 224 people. It is reported by Reuters. A number of flood victims called the fire service of Rio de Janeiro. April 9, the government reported that the death toll is 212 people.
Heavy rains continue in Brazil for a long time. April 6-7, due to landslides caused by rains in Rio de Janeiro. Strongest landslide occurred in the city of Niteroi, 14 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro. In the aftermath of the floods and landslides participated soldiers of internal troops.
In connection with Read more [...]
New magnetic storm began a few hours ago. The peak of geomagnetic disturbance was observed from 4 to 7 am Moscow time on 12 April. Kp index at this time reached the level of 6, which corresponds to a magnetic storm force G2 (second level on a 5 point scale). Earth's magnetic field is in the perturbed state to 10 am Moscow time on 13 April.
Today's storm is the second in a row in the last 7 days. As a past event, observed from 5 to 7 April, the current storm occurs on a background of the quiet Sun. Thus, if the last time 2 days before the onset of the perturbation was still registered a small Read more [...]
Scientists have found the reason why the ocean floor instead of the expected rises abnormally its tectonic subsidence that might help identify previously unknown patterns of movement of the Earth's mantle, according to a study published in the Friday issue of the journal Science.
According to current models of the formation of the ocean floor, it is formed in the so-called mid-ocean ridges where tectonic plates "are leaving" in different directions under the influence of flow mantle - the layer of hot matter that lies directly beneath the crust, and performing the role of a kind of "Ocean", on Read more [...]
In Qinghai Province in northwestern China, an earthquake, news agencies reported.
As reported, the strength of quake was 7.1 on the Richter scale. According to the State Seismological Bureau of China, tremors were recorded at 7.49 (3.49 MSK). The epicenter was at a depth of 33 km.
On the destruction and no injuries were reported.
Earlier, the USGS reported an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 on the territory of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The earthquake occurred at 94 km north-west of the town of Chamdo at a depth of 33 km.
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But beyond the Urals winter does not want to give up. Last night in the east of Yakutia, in places in the Evenki, the north of Irkutsk region, Buryatia and Trans-Baikal Territory temperature dropped to -30 ... -35 °. In other regions of Russia, below -30 degree mark, the thermometer did not drop. However, in the center and south of both Western and Eastern Siberia, the temperature is still below the norm for 4 ... 8 degrees.
That's why the snow cover is great. In much of its height is half a meter, and in the Tomsk region and up to a meter in some places. And only in the extreme south of Siberia Read more [...]
Deep-sea black smoker
Expedition British scientists arrived in the Caribbean on a research vessel "James Cook". They found the deepest in the world of underwater hydrothermal vents called "black smokers" in the Cayman Trench Caribbean. The discovery was made by a group of scientists from the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton University, led by Dr. John Copley.
Deep-sea unmanned vehicles allowed scientists to discover a thin tube that ejects a jet of hot water, at a depth of 5000 meters. It is almost 1000 meters deeper than previously discovered black smokers.
"We were shocked when Read more [...]
Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, July 24, 2013 © Gerardo Connon | Spaceweather.com
July 29, 2013. July 24, about an hour after sunset, Gerardo Connon of Rio Grande City, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, went outside and was stunned - the sky shone rare nacreous clouds. The phenomenon was so bright and colorful that eclipsed lights street lighting.
Nacreous clouds are high altitude clouds. They occur at an altitude of 20-30 km and seemingly glowing in the dark sky by lighting rays of the sun over the horizon of the past. Nacreous clouds are rare and only in some polar regions of the Earth. Typically, Read more [...]
Snow in Vladivostok April 13, 2010
According to the maritime weather forecasters day April 13 in the region are expected strong gololёdnye phenomenon. Evening of April 13 and April 14 at night on the coast Terneisky area expected to be very heavy snow with the amount of 20 mm or more in 12 hours or less, a strong storm at the north-east wind of 25-30 m / s.
To avoid emergencies Defence Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia Primorsky Krai encourages all residents and guests of Primorye to follow safety rules, unnecessarily on the road and the edge of the city not to leave. Fishermen should Read more [...]
A team of scientists from the University of Melbourne (University of Melbourne), Australia, found that Australia may soon wake up dormant volcanoes, according to NTV. "Volcanic eruptions occurred in Australia every 2 thousand. Years. However, the last volcano woke up 5 th. Years ago "- said one of the scientists.
Given that only one in Queensland about 400 volcanoes, and in the states of South Australia and Victoria have about the same sudden awakening of the volcano can cause a lot of trouble to residents and industry. In particular, if awakened from most of them.
In spring 2008, Chaitén Read more [...]