Seismologists recorded a magnitude 4 earthquake near the island Paramushiro in the northern part of the Kuril Islands, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, spokesman of the Main Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry in the Sakhalin area.
«The earthquake was registered on Wednesday night in the 81 km to the south-east of the town of Severo-Kurilsk at a depth of 70 kilometers», — the spokesman said.
Damage and no casualties, no tsunami alert was declared, the residents of Sakhalin earthquake is not felt, he added.
Kuril Islands continuously «shakes» November Read more [...]
Steve Benedict clearing the snow in front of Calgary City Hall and earned a frosty "decoration" for the face for his efforts December 13, 2009.
Canadian winter, and in normal years, is not "warm", this year began with a particularly severe cold. In one of the regions of Canada was the lowest temperature recorded in the whole of North America - minus 40 degrees Celsius.
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Christine Amberley stands at a bus stop in the center of Edmonton December 12, 2009.
According to the newspaper «Environment Read more [...]
Colorado State University meteorologists are predicting an active Atlantic hurricane season next year, according to a statement posted on the official website of the university.
According to scientists, in 2010 will be from 11 to 16 tropical storms, 6-8 of which will become hurricanes. In this case, three to five of the above-mentioned number of hurricanes reached the third category or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
A team led by William Gray meteorologists (William Gray) and Philip Klotsbah (Philip Klotzbach), one of the leading specialists in Colorado State University meteorologists Read more [...]
Classes in local schools canceled, postponed flights suburban and intercity buses.
Pupils first to eighth grades do not learn in Kemerovo on Wednesday because of the impact the 40-degree cold. Wednesday, December 23, became the most frosty day for the area since the beginning of the autumn-winter season. In "the coolest spots" field today recorded minus 40-43 degrees in the "warmest" - minus 34 °.
Transporters canceled due to cold weather a number of inter-regional, inter-city and suburban bus lines. "Because of the cold weather on Wednesday in Kemerovo canceled classes the first shift of the Read more [...]
Lava continues to flow down the slopes of Mayon volcano in its sixth day. The picture was taken on December 19 in the city of Legazpi, Albay province, about 500 km south-east of Manila, Philippines. More than 34 thousand people living in the areas around the volcano were evacuated after his awakening. (AP / Bullit Marquez)
On Monday, the Philippine troops forced 3,000 people to leave their homes located around the volcano, which experts say is about to go to the most dangerous stage of the eruption. Tens of thousands of people have already been evacuated from the settlements located at the foot Read more [...]
In Ukraine, 20 ° frosts led to the deaths from hypothermia and frostbite 27 people.
As reported by "Interfax" in the Ministry of Health of Ukraine in Donetsk region have died from hypothermia 11 people in Lugansk and Volyn - 3 people. In Sumy, Kherson and Cherkasy victims of bad weather began on 2 persons. Even one person died from the cold in Ivano-Frankivsk, Kirovohrad, Rivne and Chernivtsi regions. As the press service of the Ministry of Health, in the Donetsk region 7 people froze to death while in a building. Another person was killed in the same way in the Ivano-Frankivsk region.
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The victims of the cold snap in Taiwan began to at least 14 people, wrote on Monday, news service Sina. The thermometer in the largest Chinese island overnight fell to 7 ° C, which in this region is considered to be unprecedented for the December cold.
Due to hypothermia only in the capital Taipei died 14 people, the statistics for other areas of the island is not given. The victims are mostly cold people venerable age: all the victims from 50 to 89 years.
Forecasters predict that the cold weather on the island so far will continue. It is predicted that by the middle of the week, the thermometer Read more [...]
Shiveluch volcano reactivated. According to a source in the local branch of the Geophysical Service of Russian Academy of Sciences, throws giant column of ash to a height of four kilometers.
"Surveillance for SHEVELUCH difficult because of the low cloud cover, but the seismic data suggest that per day from its crater there were at least two emission at a height of about four kilometers," - said the expert.
We also know that in the last 24 hours in the area covered volcano seismologists have recorded 130 local tremors. The temperature in the area of the active dome Shiveluch — Read more [...]
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred today at 09:24 local time / 03: 24 MSK / on the Japanese islands of Hokkaido and Honshu. According to the National Meteorological Administration, there is no threat of a tsunami. Reports of casualties have been reported yet.
The epicenter of the quake was located in the northern part of the Sea of Japan. Center lies at a depth of about 410 km under the seabed. Seismologists reported that residents felt the vibrations of a number of coastal areas of Hokkaido, as well as another 11 prefectures of the country to the north-east of Honshu, including Read more [...]
July 15, 2013. Scientists have noted an increase in seismic activity in the Siberian Federal District. The most powerful earthquake in the last period was in the Kemerovo region, notable activity recorded in the Baikal region. On this occasion portal "Sibinfo" talked to the deputy director of the Institute of the Earth's Crust Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences Cyril Levy.
- Cyril G., my impression is that in Siberia began to occur more earthquakes. Really now seeing increased seismic activity?
- Yes, there have recently been two earthquakes with a difference of a few days - in Read more [...]
Phrase "I do not believe in global warming" written on the wall next to the Regent's Canal in London. British media believe that the authorship of this graffiti street artist Banksy belongs. (Luke MacGregor / Reuters)
Tropical cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes become more and they are stronger. Drought is becoming tougher.
Statistics for the year the number of earthquakes is increasing. Volcanoes that slept - wake up.
Winters are becoming more unpredictable. Precipitation somewhere becomes abnormally large, but somewhere there are none at all.
Glaciers are melting faster and calve Read more [...]
Today, in Kyrgyzstan, an earthquake measuring 4.5 points, the agency reports citing the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, referring to data from the Institute of Seismology, National Academy of Sciences, December 24 at 08.15 local time was recorded at the epicenter of an earthquake measuring 4.5 points.
The earthquake was located 35 kilometers north-west of the town of Talas, where the earthquake was felt the force of 3.5 points. In villages Jong-Arik, Uch-Emchek, Ken-Aral, Min-Bulak felt tremors force Read more [...]
According to the Hydrometeorological snowfall took place in St. Petersburg in the last day, was the strongest since 1881. As REGNUM News today, Dec. 24, the press service of the city administration, the night before in St. Petersburg 9 cm of snow fell, and from midnight until dawn today, the snow level has increased by 14 cm.
As emphasized in the press service, the fight against heavy snowfall derived all the available harvesting equipment. At this point in cleaning the city from continuing snow occupied 1,216 units of cleaning equipment, 340 trucks, 162 truck. Also, snow removal is carried out Read more [...]
Forecasters promised that on Thursday and Friday on the western Yakutia shestidesyatigradusnye will fall frosts, a spokesman of the Yakut Department for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring. "In Oleneksky and Mirny areas 24 and 25 December, the thermometer drops below 58 degrees below zero," - said the agency interlocutor.
According to him, slightly warmer on Thursday and Friday will be in the Lena, and Olekminsky Vilyuiskaya areas. "There is the air temperature, though down to minus 56 degrees, but the cold will last until Saturday," - said the representative of the government.
He added Read more [...]
Off the coast of Indonesia, an earthquake of magnitude 6.0. Tremors were reported at 8:57 am in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 11:57 MSK) at a depth of 57 kilometers. The earthquake's epicenter was located 270 kilometers north of the city on the islands of Tanimbar Saumlaki (Maluku Province) and 2.7 thousand kilometers from the capital of the island state of Jakarta.
No casualties have been reported yet. It is known that the Indonesian government did not warn the public about the threat of tsunamis. An earthquake measuring six and above is considered strong and can cause considerable damage, Read more [...]
As reported by BBC Radio and Television on Saturday, the most powerful winter storms raged on Thursday evening and Friday - the day of Christmas, in some areas, the thickness of the snow reached 60 centimeters. In South Dakota, Texas and Oklahoma due to a series of accidents closed some highways. Thousands of people in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois were without electricity.
According to the Associated Press, warning of a blizzard effect in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. The cyclone caused havoc on the roads and the cancellation Read more [...]
Residents Artyom urban district woke up today, December 26, from the incomprehensible shock. As a correspondent reported. RIA PrimaMedia witnesses, about 4 hours suddenly began to fluctuate chandeliers in closets rattled dishes, noticeably shaken beds and sofas, and on the street at the same time the alarm went off in cars.
Citizens converge to the conclusion that it was nothing more than an earthquake, though a little force. A special panic is not caused. No casualties or damage were reported.
Comments in the service of EMERCOM of Russia for the Primorye Territory and Primorgidromete at the Read more [...]
Rain, sometimes heavy, will go to the capital for almost the entire day on Saturday, the website "Meteonovosti."
"From 10 to 18 hours in the rain comes. Patchy total rainfall by the end of the day will be from 3 to 8 mm, and in some areas of the city will fall to 11 millimeters of rain, "- said in a statement.
In addition, during the day in the Moscow region is expected to strengthen the south-west wind, the speed of which with gusts can reach 12-15 meters per second.
According to forecasters, the air temperature in Moscow on Saturday afternoon will be plus 2-4 degrees. While preserving the Read more [...]
An earthquake measuring 4.5 on Sunday, seismologists registered in Kolyma, no victims and destructions.
"The earthquake, with its epicenter about 60 kilometers from Magadan was recorded at 10:20 am local time (02:20 MSK). In the village of Ola, which is located about 20 kilometers from the epicenter of the earthquake magnitude was 4.5, in Magadan - 4.0. Residents of Magadan and the neighboring villages felt a jerk. The houses chandeliers swayed slightly, and rattled dishes "- explained the spokeswoman. According to her, seismologists do not exclude new tremors, but less power than occurred.
"Structures Read more [...]
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5, the calculated force 5 points occurred in the Kolyma. According to the Geophysical Survey of RAS, the tremor was recorded on the eve of 116 km north-west of the town of Magadan at a depth of 33 km. This earthquake was felt in the city of Magadan, p. Ola, p. Gadlo force up to 4 points. Death and destruction in an earthquake is not.
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