Earth | The survival encyclopedia - Part 5

Earthquake in India

Maharashtra - the state in southwestern India. Population of about 97 million people (2001). Today, about an hour ago, there was an earthquake in Maharashtra, a magnitude of 5.1. Information about the victims and destruction yet. Source: based on USGS Read more [...]
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Earthquakes occur twice in a minute

Seismologists estimate the total number of earthquakes occurring in the world. As the Yoread, according to their calculations, every minute of the world is two earthquakes. In most cases it is imperceptible to human earth tremors, which can record only using special tools. Scientists say that the Earth's plates are constantly in motion. Sometimes they move more actively, and it is in these moments of humanity can observe the "effect" of such movements. According to scientists, the year mankind may feel about 5000 earthquake, about 100 of them are really strong. In this case, all the remaining Read more [...]
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From Lake Titicaca to the Mekong Delta

Legendary Lake Titicaca, located at an altitude of 3,800 meters between Peru and Bolivia dries, while Vietnam is becoming a victim of melting of Himalayan snow and thousands of kilometers of the Mekong Delta will soon be under water.Transition from fish to potatoes Over the last ten years the water surface of Lake Titicaca is rapidly declining. Land began about 5,000 acres, and only the beginning of November the water level dropped by 80 cm. Residents of this region live in extreme poverty, and now they are endangered fisheries. Replace fishing livestock or growing crops difficult - at a height Read more [...]
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Sea-level rise is inevitable

According to the latest report of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), as a result of global climate change, which will lead to the melting of ice in the Arctic, Antarctic and Greenland, and as a result - an increase in global sea level, the water will be large areas of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives will be submerged and the archipelago of Tuvalu. Homeless can stay 100 million Asians, 14 million Europeans, 8 million people in Africa and South America. Stefan Rahmstorf German scientist, whose research is based on the forecast of sea-level rise of 1.4 meters, said that rising Read more [...]
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During the day, there were three in the Kuril Islands earthquake

The epicenters of all three earthquakes were located in the Pacific Ocean Three earthquakes occurred today in the area of ​​Northern Kuriles. The most powerful of them was due to fluctuations in the Earth's crust magnitude 6.5-6.7. Two other underground strike were weaker, their magnitudes 3.9 and 4.1. According to, epicenters of all three earthquakes were located in the Pacific Ocean on the beam uninhabited island Onekotan. Tectonic movements occurred at a depth of 25 to 33 miles below the ocean floor. None of the earthquake tsunami threat is not carried. In the North-Kurilsk Read more [...]
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In Ecuador, the Tungurahua volcano woke up again

July 15, 2013. Tungurahua volcano, located in the national park Sangay in the Ecuadorian Andes (Cordillera Real) on Sunday reiterated itself. Agency "RIA Novosti" with reference to the Latin American media reports on the evacuation of at least 200 residents living in the vicinity of the volcano. Powerful explosion in the crater, followed by the release of gas and large rocky material and volcanic ash to a height of about four kilometers, forced the government of Ecuador declared in two central provinces of the country - Tungurahua and Chimborazo orange alert level.In a heightened state of Read more [...]
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Dips ground in Moscow. Photo

Recently, in the east of Moscow left the ground a piece of roadway. On the newswire description PE started with the standard phrase: another failure. These "black holes" in there regularly, absorbing people, cars, street lights and playgrounds, writes "Rossiyskaya Gazeta". November sinkhole on Prospect Budyonny - one of the endless series of this kind of state of emergency, and the discharge of relatively "harmless." Shortly before him, November 20, at Krylatskom formed much more impressive pit 2 meters deep and 3 to 5 meters in size. And on the street Kuusinena underground was "VAZ-2104". Read more [...]
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Recorded earthquake in China

In China, an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale. According to the National United States Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers at a distance of 125 kilometers from the Chinese city of Hami in Xinjiang. Reports of possible casualties or damage were reported. Recall that this year in China had three very strong earthquake. In May, a push force of 5.2 points, with the epicenter in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, July China's Yunnan Province shocked about 400 aftershocks in November and again in Yunnan impulse magnitude 5 points. Read more [...]
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Jamaica is not enough drinking water

Severe drought in Jamaica caused serious disruptions in water supply in hospitals, schools and homes. The government was forced to spend millions of dollars on temporary help to save the situation. About 100 of the 460 water supply systems in the country, which are under the responsibility of the national water commission, affected by drought. The amount of water in them was reduced by 50-70%, according to a representative of the Commission, Charles Buchanan. "We have some customers who have not experienced such drought for the past 23 years," - he added. Last week, the Government of Jamaica Read more [...]
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In Morocco, an earthquake of magnitude 4.9

Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred on Monday in Morocco, data on casualties and damage were reported, according to the USGS website.

Tremors occurred in 09.41 MSK.

The epicenter was located at a depth of 10 kilometers 185 kilometers north-east of the Moroccan city of Bou Arfa and 245 kilometers north-east of the Algerian Behar.

Other details were not disclosed.

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NKR earthquake occurred

NKR territory this morning there was an earthquake. As reported National Service of Seismic Protection of Armenia, today at 05:52 local time on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, 9 km south-east of the city Karvachar earthquake of magnitude 2.8. Strength in epicenter was 4 points.

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In the Kuril Islands recorded two earthquakes

Seismologists have registered in the last day in the Kuril Islands two tremors, victims and destructions, told RIA Novosti on Monday a representative of the General Directorate of EMERCOM of Russia on the Sakhalin area. «The first earthquake of magnitude 5.5 was recorded on Sunday morning at 195 km south-east of the town of Severo-Kurilsk (island Paramushiro)», — the spokesman said. Second, he said, happened on the same day, 40 kilometers south-east of the village Malokurilskoye (Shikotan). Earthquake of magnitude 4 were recorded at a depth of 70 kilometers. «Earthquakes Read more [...]
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Earthquake in the Pacific Ocean and Taiwan

Two small earthquakes recorded in the Pacific Ocean near the Kuril Islands and Taiwan. "The first earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred on Monday at 23:51 Sakhalin time (16:51 MSK) at 423 km north-east of. Iturup. The second quake registered 4 on Tuesday at 0:12 Sakhalin time (17:12 MSK) at 102 km south-east of. Shikotan, "- said the agency" Interfax - Far East ", the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Sakhalin region. Both earthquakes in settlements Kurils were not felt. Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred on Tuesday in Taiwan, according to news service Sina. Aftershocks Read more [...]
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Earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred in Azerbaijan

Earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred on Monday at 4.52 local time (3.52 MSK) 14 kilometers from the city Dashkesen and 48 km south-west of the city of Ganja, reports the Center of Seismological Service of the National Academy of Sciences of the country.

Casualties or damage as a result of the earthquake that struck at a depth of 13 kilometers, no.

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Strong storm destroyed the port in Sochi. Video

Struck the Sochi storm led to severely damaged. Waves washed away in the sea of ​​the structures being built cargo port and destroyed the pier, designed to protect its waters. Three people are still missing. In Sochi, the storm washed away in a sea of ​​pile construction berths cargo port being built at the mouth of the river Mzymta. Element destroyed about 300 m defending the waters mall, damaged drilling rigs and a few taps, reports in Sochi. Element is also thrown on shore diving boat "Nord". Three members of the crew is still considered missing. In addition, Nizhneimeretinskaya Read more [...]
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred off the Pacific coast of Chile

5.1 magnitude earthquake was registered on Tuesday near the Pacific coast of Chile, data on victims or damage were reported, according to the USGS website. Tremors were reported in 11.34 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 14.34 MSK). The epicenter was located at a depth of about 10 kilometers per 685 kilometers south-west of the town of Castro and 1.56 thousand kilometers to the south-west of the capital Santiago. Over the past two months in Chile was more than ten sensitive earthquakes. The country is in a zone of the Pacific «fire zone»Where 85% of all recorded quakes in the world. Source: Read more [...]
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Indian authorities are preparing presumed dead in a flood of about 6 000 people

Earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred in central Italy

Earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred on Tuesday in central Italy, reported the National Civil Defence. Fluctuations in the earth's surface were recorded in 14.12 local time (16.12 MSK). Tremors were clearly felt in various localities of the Italian regions of Tuscany and Umbria. The earthquake occurred just at the time when the Regional Council of Umbria in Perugia (Perugia) went session devoted to the adoption of the 2010 budget. All those present at the meeting felt the tremors, but decided not to stop working. Earthquake of moderate strength occur in these places regularly. Currently, the Read more [...]
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Ruthless nature

According to a study conducted by the British charity Oxfam, by 2015 the number of victims of natural disasters will increase by approximately 50% and will reach 375 million. Persons per year. This means that the current system of aid to the victims will not be able to cope with large-scale floods, tsunamis, earthquakes and drought, the BBC report quotes climatologists. According to Rob Bailey (Rob Bailey), a representative of Oxfam, the problem is not so much a shortage of funds for humanitarian assistance, as in the distribution of money between the disaster area. For example, in 2004, for each Read more [...]
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Dixie flooded

Heavy rains in the southern states of the USA once again led to flooding. As reported on Tuesday, the authorities of Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia, were flooded miles of roads, a number of settlements. Many schools canceled classes. In New Orleans (Louisiana) only for the last day dropped 18 inches of rain. In the western part of the city authorities have opened a shelter for people whose homes were in the flood zone. With flooded highways had to be evacuated in trouble motorists. According to the National Weather Service United States, the rains in the affected areas will continue for at least Read more [...]
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