Heavy rains on Sunday caused the deaths of 16 people in Bangladesh, according to the Associated Press, citing local police and emergency services.
People, according to the agency, were killed by lightning. Earlier, Reuters reported citing local police and rescue service reported on 15 victims of the disaster.
Also as a result of the elements 50 people were injured, several thousand were left without a roof over their head. From rains severely damaged crops.
Bangladesh Meteorological Agency reported that the threat of rain and storms will continue over the next 24 hours.
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Since the second half of the day began on 2 May strong magnetic storm. It ended by mid-day on May 3.
The interesting thing is that solar flares were observed.
More interesting is the fact that the Institute of Astronomy of Kharkiv National University put up this storm much higher level. Rigid geomagnetic storm, just short of extreme.
And yes, SOHO earned cheers.
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Is the world facing a series of volcanic and seismic events or volcanic eruption Eyyafyadlaёkyudl - a one-time occurrence and not herald of the apocalypse? "Times" cites the opinion of the expert volcanologists on these issues.
Seismology and Volcanology - one of the most complex and controversial branches of modern science. Despite the large amount of accumulated data, scientists are still far from being able to anticipate the events of seismic and volcanic activity of the Earth. Seismic events associated with solar activity, and the deviation of the Earth's orbit, and the Read more [...]
On the calendar - May, and summer weather! Photo: Dmitry Polukhina
4 and 5 May thermometers will show + 26 °, and the Victory Day air heated to 28 °
Strictly speaking, the current weather in the capital may be called by the abnormally warm. On Sunday, May 2, the air warmed up to 23 degrees. This temperature is 7 degrees higher than usual in Moscow on May Day.
On Monday, May 3 the mercury climbed not so high. In Moscow in the middle of the day + 20 °. In Mozhaisk with + 16 °, and in Kolomna + 25 °! Why in one of the Moscow region such gigantic difference in temperature?
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Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred on Monday in Chile, data on casualties and property damage do not have, according to the USGS.
According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 110 kilometers north-west of the city of Temuco in the central part of the country. The earthquake at the depth of 10 kilometers.
Chile continues to "shake" from February 27, when the country was an earthquake of magnitude 8.8. According to official figures, victims of floods steel 497 people. Insurers estimated the damage from the earthquake of 4-7 billion dollars. According to Agence France-Presse, Read more [...]
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Eruption Eija (Eyjafjallajokull) in Iceland continues, and there is no evidence that it is coming to an end, according to experts Volcanological Center, University of Iceland.
"Characteristics of the ash plume rise and exit magma remained at the same level as in previous days. Lava continues to flow north from the eruption of the glacier towards Gigokudl (Gigjokull) ... Measurable signs that an eruption Eija end anytime soon, there is no"- Write the report's authors.
Scientists report that significant changes in the nature of the eruption, "Icelandic smoker" Read more [...]
July 31, 2013. Excessive rainfall that hit the west Yorkshire, have caused flooding in the Calder Valley and Todmordene. On the territory of Todmorden to Brayhauza adjacent to the River Calder and its tributaries, announced a warning about the flood highest degree of danger, because here two hours received almost 460 mm of rain, that is half of the monthly norm.
In York already flooded about 20 homes, where at the peak of the flood water came up to his waist. Several buildings and a train platform in Uolsdene also flooded. Dozens stood on the streets of cars plunged into the water, and other Read more [...]
Tuesday, May 4 France was dominated by the elements. In the south-west of the country have fallen snow and rain, the temperature in the region has plummeted to almost zero. Of the May frosts are not observed more than 130 years.
Raging storm and the south-east. The famous Cote d'Azur collapsed wave 6 meters high, caused by strong winds, which is already the second day does not calm down in this part of the Mediterranean Sea. As a result, affected the beaches of Saint-Tropez, destroyed many buildings on the coast in Nice, closed to traffic Promenade des Anglais city reports «Russia 24».
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Invasion of mice and rats observed in early May in many parts of the Chinese Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia steppe land area affected by the invasion of rodents that eat and spoil the fodder grass, reached a total of about 5.8 million hectares, according to a Friday news «Xinhua».
Reason for the rapid reproduction of mice and rats in the steppe regions, according to experts, served dry weather. Currently, 27 counties and khoshuns Autonomous Region infestation of rodents.
«Catcher in the desert just horrendous: yellow-brown patches of open, bare soil, pitted with mouse and Read more [...]
As a result of heavy rains that hit Riyadh last Monday, May 3, and continued with less intensity on Tuesday, two people were killed and one was missing.
As the representative of the Office of the Civil Defence Forces Riyadh Captain Abdullah Al Cafaro, during the past two days, 155 people were evacuated from the locked car, caught up in the city, have been subjected to flooding.
From citizens were received 5385 phone messages asking for help. In the Traffic Police Department in Riyadh received 377 reports of the accident that occurred on the streets in the rain, accompanied by high winds, The Read more [...]
Southern states of the USA — Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi — to be a long recovery after severe floods. According to forecasts, this may take several months. Disaster victims have become 27 people. The water level in the rivers is still above the critical level.
In the flood zone were thousands of homes and hundreds of kilometers of highways. Damaged communications, urban systems can not cope with the volume of water. In several counties declared a state of emergency. In the capital of Tennessee — Nashville — closed hotels, restaurants, offices. Read more [...]
Icelandic volcano has not calmed down, just before he was again thrown into the sky a new cloud of smoke and ash, and flights in the region ceased to be safe again. This immediately led to chaos at the airports of Great Britain and Ireland, there have been canceled hundreds of flights from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin and Belfast.
In the waiting rooms of thousands of people gathered. But wait they already have little time, if the volcano will behave quietly, all flights promise to resume on Thursday, in the first half of the day.
Icelandic volcano, silent for nearly 200 years, woke up in March Read more [...]
In Afghanistan, mudslides covered five provinces of the country. They descended from the mountains on Tuesday and Wednesday due to heavy rains on their way to the region. As a result, 20 people were killed and more than 20 were injured Afghan varying degrees of severity, according to TV channels in Afghanistan.
Of all the affected provinces of Herat has received the most damage. It killed 15 Afghans and wounded 22 in Ghor province mudslides took the lives of five people.
Among the affected provinces such as Herat, Ghor, Badakhshan, Balkh, Jowzjan and Parwan. In the vicinity of the city of Mazar-i-Sharif Read more [...]
As a result of hurricane winds and torrential rains that struck on Thursday morning at the municipality of Chongqing in southwest China, killing 23 people, another 161 injured. This is the agency «Xinhua» with reference to the local government.
Stronger than all affected counties and Dyantszyan Lyanpin in which the disaster destroyed homes, farmland affected. At last the county, as previously reported, a tornado struck, killing six people, another 34 were injured. The county Dyantszyan from heavy rains and strong winds killed 17 people, injured 127.
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Economic damage from the hurricane, which brought the city of Chongqing in China hail and torrential rain, was 420 million yuan (61.7 million dollars), according to a Friday news portal Sina.
Strong wind, accompanied by hail and rain, hit the 12 districts in the suburbs of Chongqing in southwest China on Thursday night. According to recent reports, a hurricane destroyed in the region of more than 6 thousand. Homes, damage received another 51 thousand. Buildings. In total, the result of natural disaster killed 29 people, injured more than 180 people.
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The water level in the Ob River near the village of Molchanov Tomsk region May 6-10 may reach a critical level, according to the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Tomsk region.
"On Thursday, the head of the ice drift on the Ob River is near the settlement Narym Parabelsky district, the tail — near the village of Parabel. Now this area was formed of ice jams. On Wednesday, the district task force left the Main Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry in the Tomsk region. Scheduled air reconnaissance territory with a view to deciding on holding ledovzryvnyh Read more [...]
A breach in the dam on Friday morning, the Kura River flooded the village Bayramly Shirvan region of Azerbaijan (100-120 kilometers west of Baku), according to the Baku TV channel ANS.
«We can say that the water flooded the entire village. Dozens of homes were under water», — According to the regional correspondent channel.
Critical is the situation in Salyan. «In the morning, the water level in the river rose another six inches. Work is underway to strengthen the bank. On-site employs about 200 emergency workers and large machinery», — said in a Read more [...]
In the list of fatalities due to floods in Tajikistan for 16 people, with dozens unaccounted for. Heavy rains led to river flooding. From the mountains to the same go and sat down.
Jump Street is now worth a large labor flows turbid water knocked down. In the worst-affected town of Kulob to help local residents came to the Russian troops stationed there base. But in such filth sinking even armored vehicles.
According to preliminary estimates, to restore the destroyed bridges, washed out roads, damaged power lines - require more than one month. Meanwhile, weather forecasters predict showers Read more [...]