Earth | The survival encyclopedia - Part 8

Record tides flooded the Marshall Islands

June 28, 2013. Tiny Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean flooded record tides that swept the capital Majuro and forced the government to welcome the American rescue teams with the words "Welcome to global warming." Strong storm surges coupled with high tides flooded runway at Majuro. On the level of the general warming of the oceans increases. An increase in temperature also means stronger storm surges."From drought to floods - my people are suffering from the effects of climate change," - said the Minister of the Marshall Islands, Tony de Brum. "Thousands of people in the north are suffering Read more [...]
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Of Solar Activity in 2009

According to the monitoring stations of solar activity, as of December 24 of this year, there were two groups of spots — in 1036 and 1038 both in the near future or will disappear or disappear behind the limb.

Probably formation of another active region on the solar disk. Powerful flares registered. The current value of Wolf numbers, according to the Space Weather, is 23 units. Spot out on the solar disk in 2009 over 73% of the day, which is similar to an abnormally low figure last, 2008.

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Earthquake in northern Chile

5.5 magnitude earthquake was registered on Monday in northern Chile, data on casualties or damage were reported, according to the USGS website. Tremors were reported in 00:57 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 03:57 MSK). The epicenter was located at a depth of about 32 kilometers, 45 kilometers southeast of the city of Tocopilla, 145 kilometers northeast of Antofagasta and 1,230 km north of the capital Santiago. Over the past few 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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Anomalously cold in the Trans-Baikal

Abnormally cold weather set from Monday to Chita, frosts down to minus 45-50 degrees will hold in the Trans-Baikal region until 4 January. "From December 28 to January 4 in Chita and the edge is expected abnormally cold weather with an average temperature below normal by 7-15 degrees. In some places severe frosts with temperatures -45 -50 ° », - he said. According to him, in the night from Sunday to Monday in Chita registered temperature -41,1 °. The temperature in the -49 ° registered in certain areas in the central part of the province, in the south and south-east, in the northern municipalities. «C Read more [...]
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In Kamchatka volcanoes awoke 5. Video

As many as five volcanoes in Kamchatka woke up, planes in the region is directed to a backup route. Added work and cartographers.As many as five major volcanoes of Kamchatka intensified, and did so at a time. Together with the activity began and the growth of giants. Famous Kluchevskoy with 4750 meters grew to nearly five kilometers. And the neighbors are not far behind, with one eruption added at least 150 meters. Volcanoes from the air under constant surveillance. Specialists use aerial devices and infrared observations. With their help, you can monitor the temperature on the slopes of Read more [...]
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Flooded part of Italy

Leadership of some regions of Italy has asked the government to officially declare the affected areas from the weather emergency. Over the last few days of torrential rains most affected central Tuscany and Liguria. In the area of ​​Pisa (Tuscany) military arrived - they will help local residents to eliminate the consequences of the floods caused by rains and river floods. Authorities of Lucca (on the border of Tuscany and Liguria) state that the total damage from the disaster in the disaster area is 20 million euros. While 1.1 million are needed immediately for emergency rescue operations. Head Read more [...]
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Earthquake in the Middle Urals

Near the town of Sverdlovsk region Severoural'sk December 29 was a local earthquake that injured one miner, said Tuesday Roman Lukichev - spokesman OK "Rusal", which owns the mine. "At 5:14 (7:14 MSK) Tuesday in the mine" Red Riding Hood "was a local underground earthquake. As a result, mining worker was injured, doctors characterized as light, "- said Lukichev. The victim - a man born in 1977 - provided first aid, fractures collarbone and head injuries, he was hospitalized in Severoural'sk city hospital, said the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Sverdlovsk region. Source: RIA Novosti Read more [...]
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Earth’s magnetic poles change

Earth's core is too deep for scientists were able to directly measure its magnetic field. But to draw conclusions about changes in it can be, and by observing the field of the Earth on the planet's surface and kosmose.Soglasno results of a new analysis of the data in the kernel there are areas with rapidly changing magnetic characteristics. According to the Geophysics Institute of Geophysics of Paris (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris) Kull Arnaud (Arnaud Chulliat), the area may be responsible for the removal of the magnetic pole of the northern part of Canada.North Magnetic Pole, Read more [...]
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In Ukraine, the de-energized over 1,000 settlements

In Ukraine, because of the strong wind, sleet and rain remained without electricity for 1,077 localities in 14 regions, reported Dec. 29 the agency "Ukrainian News". In the Kiev region suffered 185 towns and villages in the Kirovograd region - 138, Cherkassy - 136, in other areas have been de-energized at least one hundred settlements. Restoration of power involved teams of regional energy operators. According Ukravtodor, on highways because of the weather difficulties with movement is not observed. At the same time, the Ukrainian Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that sent for cleaning Read more [...]
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In Belarus without electricity 230 settlements

More than 230 settlements in Belarus was de-energized due to heavy snowfall that occurred on Tuesday night. "The most affected by snowfall Brest, Gomel and Mogilev region. Power outage occurred in 231 cities and 59 farms "- told the agency. Representative of the company "Belenergo" said that the main reason for power failures began clippings under the weight of snow lines with a voltage of 10 kV. In "Belenergo" assured that the power failure will be restored in a short time. "Emergency crews since 6:00 am working to resolve the problem. Brest region involved 33 teams, in the Gomel region - about Read more [...]
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Beijing raises the price of water

Water in the Chinese capital will rise from 22 December to 8%, the initiative of the authorities should contribute to a more economical use of water residents of the metropolis, according to Monday news portal "Sina". The cost of one cubic meter of water in residential buildings will rise to 4 billion yuan ($ 0.6). Over the past five years, one cubic meter of water cost 3.7 yuan. The last time the price of water rose in the capital of China in 2004.As explained by the city authorities, the price increase should contribute to "improving water use efficiency, increased use of wastewater, Read more [...]
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In the southern Urals drought and locusts destroyed 362,000 hectares of crops

July 16, 2013. In the southern Urals drought and locusts have caused damage to agriculture by 1.4 billion rubles. According to "New Region", the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Chelyabinsk region in the southern Urals due to lack of rain in June, as well as the invasion of locusts killed 362 thousand hectares of crops. The total area of ​​affected crops totaled 767 thousand hectares. Damage is estimated at 1.4 billion rubles. Under these circumstances, the affected farms have accelerated the pace of hay and silage, harvested as fodder for the winter may not be enough. Read more [...]
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Authorities of the Region are asked to save electricity

Governor of Trans-Baikal Territory on Tuesday appealed to the people of the region in the period of abnormally cold temperatures expected until January 4, economical use of electricity and to refrain from extensive use of high-power electrical appliances. From December 28 to January 4 in the Trans-Baikal region is expected to abnormally cold weather with an average temperature below the norm by 7-15 °. In some places severe frosts with temperatures -45 -50 °. In the night from Sunday to Monday in Chita registered temperature -41,1 °, in other areas of the province, the thermometer fell to -49 Read more [...]
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Forest fires in Chile. Photo

Fire during fire suppression. Forest fires in Chile occur annually. (REUTERS / Eliseo Fernandez) On Sunday, the fires have covered about 2 thousand hectares of forest in a number of southern and central regions of Chile. Fires do not stop here for two days. According to the Chilean National Service for Emergency Situations (dumb), currently still active seven major fires. Considered to be the most difficult two that are situated on the territory of the central region of Valparaiso, located 120 kilometers northeast of the capital, Santiago. Photos are clickable.People run for water to prevent Read more [...]
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Earthquake in northeastern India magnitude 5.5

Seven states in the north-east India - Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur - are considered to be one of the most earthquake-prone regions of the world. Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred on Tuesday afternoon on the north-east of India, the Indian Meteorological Office reported. The epicenter was located near the border of India and Myanmar. Tremors were felt in all north-eastern states of India. As reported by IANS citing eyewitnesses, feeling tremors inhabitants located 100 kilometers north-west of the epicenter of the city of Imphal and Guwahati city, Read more [...]
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In the Far East, declared a storm warning

Far Eastern regional center of the Russian Emergency Ministry issued a warning about a possible emergency emergencies caused by snowfalls and blizzards, in three regions of the Far Eastern Federal District - Primorsky and Khabarovsk Territories, Sakhalin Oblast."According to the Committee for Hydrometeorology, in connection with the release of the cyclone from 30 December (2009) to January 2, 2010 in Primorye will snow, sometimes heavy, blizzard, Roads glaze conditions, snow drifts, snow buildup on the wires, strong winds of 20 meters per second, on the coast - wind gusts up to 30 meters per Read more [...]
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Part of the Turkish Antalya went under water

In Turkey, a part of the resort region of Antalya was under water due to heavy rains. The rains led to flooding of houses, streets, ground floors of coastal hotels and shops. Local residents to evacuate firefighters and police. In some areas, people are moved by boat. In Istanbul, a strong wind almost led to an accident at the international airport. Gusts of wind from the parking lot was moved close to the local airline passenger plane. The liner was stopped before he collided with other aircraft. Source: Read more [...]
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Damage caused by natural disasters in 2009

Natural disasters in the past year, according to the reinsurance company Munich Re, have claimed lives and caused less damage to smaller than in 2008, according to December 29 BBC News. In its annual report, the company notes that the main reasons for this was the absence of major disasters and relatively mild hurricane season in the North Atlantic.Aggregate economic losses amounted in 2009 to $ 50 billion. Compared to $ 200 billion. In 2008. However, said Munich Re, the total number of destructive events were above long-term average: in 2009 there were registered 850. "Tendency to increase Read more [...]
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Abnormal cold

Weather in the last days of 2009 will bring a lot of surprises the people of Russia. In Irkutsk, December 31 declared a public holiday. The city is now -36 °, and on the field frost even stronger. In Buryatia, the thermometer dropped below -50 °. Today in Ulan-Ude - minus 37 °, and the New Year's Eve forecast promises all minus -48 °. Situation is not better in the Far East. On Wednesday, just four of the region received emergency warning about passing a powerful cyclone. Wind storm, snow, blizzards and a sharp drop in temperature expected in Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands in the Khabarovsk Read more [...]
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And in the Crimea blossomed flowers. Video

In the Crimea, on the slopes blossomed irises, snowdrops and jasmine. Scientists say that the plants baffled abnormally warm winter. In some areas of the peninsula, the thermometer climbed to + 12 °. At the local botanical garden at an inopportune time for yourself, even tropical cactus bloom. And some of them came off. Source: 1tv Read more [...]
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