In several areas in the west of Iran declared a state of emergency in response to the severe sandstorm that started the night before.
According to the Iranian news IRNA particularly difficult situation in the province of Kermanshah, in particular, in the cities of Qasr Shirin Gilyangarb, Sarpol Dhahabi, the total population of that - more than 200 thousand people.
Visibility in the area of these settlements do not exceed 100 meters. The air is filled with sand and dust storm led to water pollution. In government offices and educational institutions declared a holiday, according to ITAR-TASS.
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In the Crimea because of heavy rain podtopilo several streets and one underpass in Simferopol. To eliminate the flooding were thrown twenty-five fighters MES and six vehicles.
Residents of the administrative center of the Crimea to get home to their knees in water, said Wednesday's press office of the Crimean emergency department.
"In the Crimean capital of rainfall, according to experts, have not exceeded the monthly norm - 12 mm. But even such a minor nature whims became a serious test for the townspeople. Simferopoltsy had literally knee-deep in the water to get home - because of the rain Read more [...]
The earthquake occurred in a number of Canadian cities, particularly in Toronto, where a few days later will host a summit "Big Twenty".
As reported by the Canadian broadcaster CBC, tremors, which began about 13:45 local time (21:45 MSK), also felt in Montreal and Ottawa, and continued for five to ten seconds, and according to some witnesses - up to 30 seconds. According to the USGS, the earthquake magnitude was 5.5. The epicenter was 60 miles north of the Canadian capital of Ottawa, at a depth of about 19 km.
In a number of high-rise buildings Toronto was declared evacuation. Data on Read more [...]
A small town in the state of Alagoas Brankinya in northeastern Brazil was completely destroyed by the flood. According to the mayor of the city of Ana Lopez, the city will have to be rebuilt, and in another place. "Infrastructure Brankini, where about 12 thousand. Man capitally suffered from rampant elements and can not be restored," - she said. The city destroyed the train station and the way banks, churches, social service agencies and almost all houses, reports Associated Press.
According A.Lopes, the city authorities intend to ask the federal government to allocate land for the construction Read more [...]
An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred on Thursday on the island of New Britain, belonging to Papua New Guinea, the website of the USGS.
Tremors were recorded at 05:32 on UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 09:32 MSK). The epicenter was located 105 kilometers east of the town of Kimbe. The earthquake was located at a depth of 67.8 kilometers.
No injuries or damage were reported.
In mid-June in the north-western coast of the island of New Guinea earthquake of magnitude 7.1. Killed 17 local residents.
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TBILISI, June 24. Incessant heavy rains, hail and storm caused much damage a number of areas of viticultural edge of Georgia - Kakheti. As the correspondent of "Rosbalt", coming out of the banks of the destroyed crops, uprooted trees, destroyed pets brought down power lines. People are trying to escape from the water on the second floors of homes.
Recall, torrential rains and a significant increase in the water level in the river on the outskirts of Tbilisi Gldanula destroyed on the eve of the bridge - two people were killed and two were seriously injured. The bridge collapsed when it was passing Read more [...]
Cause considerable damage to a tornado hit the Canadian town of Midland, Ontario, 60 kilometers from Huntsville, where on Friday kicks off summit "Big Eight".
It is reported that on the next day in several cities, including in the Huntsville, declared a storm warning. According to the forecasts of meteorologists, strong winds with speeds of up to 120 kilometers per hour and thunderstorms will dominate in this part of the province of Ontario and raised in Huntsville, including, where should gather the leaders of the leading eight countries, as well as specially invited to the meeting "eight" presidents Read more [...]
August 5, 2013. Early August - high season of tropical storms in the north-eastern Pacific Ocean. GOES-15 satellite from orbit constellation NOAA August 2 hurricane watch "Gil" flanked by two companions -Tropical depression - lower organized weather systems.
A day after the photo made, depression 91, which was in the most unfavorable conditions for intensification, ceased to exist, and depression 90 was transformed into the eighth tropical storm "Henrietta."
Whirlwind should be almost in the wake of "Gila" and means as well as he become a hurricane. The most likely scenario, such an event will Read more [...]
Agstafa, Azerbaijan, there was a heavy hail, who inflicted serious damage to homes and agriculture in the area stopped the supply of electricity. According to 1news.az, began on June 22 from 22:00 in the western region of strong winds and heavy rains have created a number of problems.
In Agstafa region rain accompanied by hail. Castle led unusable crop land and orchards in several villages of the district. The roofs of many houses were damaged. Strong winds knocked down many trees. Natural disaster has caused problems in the supply of electricity in the area.
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Due to the heat wave Far Eastern Regional Center of EMERCOM of Russia issued a warning about possible emergency emergencies in the Amur Region, Khabarovsk Krai and the Jewish Autonomous Region. According to weather forecasters Dalgidrometa, in the period from 25 to 29 June will dry and abnormally hot weather with daytime temperatures reaching 35-40 °, and in some places more than 42 ° above zero.
Specialists Far Eastern Center for monitoring and forecasting the Russian Emergencies Ministry warned that due to overheating of the high-voltage transformer substations supply systems in settlements Read more [...]
The inhabitants of the Alps should prepare for major changes. Global warming, according to Austrian scientists trigger more landslides, mudslides, and the accumulation of the thick layer of sediment along rivers and valleys.
Mountain ecosystems are particularly dynamic. Any change in one of its components can lead to unpredictable and even dangerous consequences. For example, in the Alps, global warming has led to a number of disasters. A team of scientists led by Dr. Margaret Keyler (Margreth Keiler) of the University of Vienna to evaluate the current state of the rock mass and made Read more [...]
This decision was made today at an extraordinary meeting of the Government of the Samara region.
On the proposal to introduce in the territory of the province of the state of emergency came Regional Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the cabinet supported him.
According to Agriculture Minister Gennady Demchenko, because of the heat and the acute shortage of rainfall for the second year in a row in the fold abnormal agrometeorological conditions, which is why in May - June affected winter crops and spring crops.
Situation in the winter crops have exacerbated December frosts with decreasing Read more [...]
In the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico hurricane formed "Darby", whereas previously formed Hurricane "Celia" in the Pacific reached the fifth category, the Associated Press reports referring to the American National Center for monitoring hurricanes. In this case, forecasters reported that the coast is no threat.
Wind speed "Celia" reaches 260 km / h, and recorded it in one thousand. 260 km south of the Mexican coast. Currently storm moves deep into the ocean, rather than towards the ground, at a speed of 20 km / h.
According to the National Center for tracking hurricanes United States, Read more [...]
Found in the Altai blue mosquitoes, which, as previously thought, found only in Brazil. Unusual discovery expedition made zoologists Bijskogo Pedagogical University.
Mosquitoes found near Kolyvansky lake in Zmeinogorsk area, near the river in the Altai Mountains Sema. As they note, they are completely harmless to humans, as feed exclusively on flower nectar. Externally, the insect is not a sweet tooth like ordinary mosquitoes and have a bluish tint. They are larger, they have only one pair of wings.
Findings prove that an increase in global warming insects begin to migrate around the world, Read more [...]
A powerful earthquake that affected the south-east of the United States in April, shifted the border Californian city.
Calexico, a city on the Mexican border, moved 80 cm to the south and down because of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake on 4 April.
The earthquake's epicenter was located 52 km from Calexico. This earthquake was the strongest in the last 120 years.
Cities do not move for the first time. Strongest earthquake 8.8 magnitude that occurred in Chile this year, moved the city of Concepcion three meters to the west.
This earthquake was the fifth power in the entire recorded history Read more [...]
Tremors of magnitude 6.9 recorded on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Solomon Islands, according to the USGS.
The epicenter of the earthquake that occurred in 0530 in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 09.30 MSK), located 55 kilometers north-west of the city Kirakira, located on the island of San Cristobal. The earthquake at the depth of 35 kilometers.
No casualties or damage were reported. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, the threat of a tsunami there.
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This year, the dry hot summer, and eaters of crops bred to huge amounts.
In several districts of Bashkortostan on crops locusts. Thus, in Abzelilovsky, Zilair, Baimak, Meleuzovsky, Kugarchinskom, Kuyurgaza, Uchalinski, Zianchurinskom, Sterlibashevskom, Tuimazy and Haybullinskom areas of this pest has become so much that huge mass of "grasshopper" is a real threat to crops.
Locusts appeared in Bashkiria 10 years ago, she flew to us from the Orenburg region. This year, the dry hot summer, and eaters of crops bred to huge amounts.
As reported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Belarus, Read more [...]
Strong storm passed on Friday evening for three regions of Azerbaijan — Tartar, Barda and Agdam located in 300-350 kilometers from Baku.
As a result of the hurricane toppled electric poles, which is why the region is partially suspended the supply of electricity.
In the Tartar region strong winds felled a tree on the car. According to witnesses, as a result, two people were killed and three seriously injured.
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August 5, 2013. At least five people were killed in heavy rains and landslides provoked by them in one of the most popular tourist states in India - Kerala. Livni, who does not stop here for many days, led to the fact that the authorities were forced to close the local airport, located in the administrative center of the state, the city of Kochi. In many places, the rains washed away the road, blocking the entrances to the affected villages.
All victims of the current landslide - residents of the settlements in Idukki district, known for its hilly terrain. District proved, in fact, sandwiched Read more [...]
More than 20 thousand. Hectares of land with cereal and broadleaf crops in the Chelyabinsk region have been locusts and webworm, news agency reported "Access" in the press center of the regional Ministry of Agriculture.
Strong population of the crops nongregarious locusts recorded in Agapovsky, Verhneuralsk, Red Army, Kizilskoe, Sosnovskoye and several other areas.
And Etkulsky, Trinity, and the Red Army areas Chesmen another attack - broadleaf crops (cabbage, sunflowers, potatoes) struck webworm larvae.
According to head of plant protection Rosselhoztsentr the Chelyabinsk Region Read more [...]