Starting in August of this year, state, and Federal experts will proceed under the supervision of the National administration for oceans and atmosphere, U.S. (NOAA) - the painstaking and time-consuming work: preparation of detailed maps of the coastline of California 1200 miles. Project cost $ 3.3 million involved the newest equipment, aircraft, LiDAR (laser locator infrared range), etc. these Images, according to project Manager Doug George, will be so clear and detailed that on the new map you will see some boulders.
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On the Sun there are four groups of spots. Flare activity is classified as moderate.
7 August 21:55 MSK active area 1093 issued a flash class M (the second intensity of the three possible), which lasted 52 minutes. According to the Institute of applied Geophysics name Fedorova, within 7-8 August geomagnetic field was quiet.
However, in the night 9 August index of geomagnetic activity started to grow and at 6:00 MSK reached CR=4 (excited atmosphere). During the current and following day geophysicists predict unstable geomagnetic environment.
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A strong concentration of toxic smog in Moscow region has led to mass mortality of sea urchins. Foresters various farms in the capital region and scientists confirmed the information about the animal's death.
«They couldn't find the place, moved to where purer air, and, in the end, still died. And it is very dangerous for the forest», — quotes GZT.Ru statement of ecologists. According to experts, Jerzy was one of the main «nurses» forest, because he picked up the meat and rot. In addition, animals with fur from the needles were hunting for snakes and frogs.
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Abnormal for this time of year weather conditions lead to atypical insect behavior, the consequences of which for the following years is impossible to predict, said a senior research fellow of the Zoological Museum of Moscow state University named M.V. Lomonosov, entomologist Andrey Sviridov.
«Systematic observations about the impact of the heatwave on the behavior of insects have not yet been done, but according to the available data shows that many species have a hard time», — said the Agency interlocutor.
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At least five people were killed and 256 injured in Guatemala as a result of landslides and mud flows caused by the ongoing week of heavy rains, according to the national coordination centre for disaster management in Guatemala.
Worst-hit southern parts of the country, in particular, the Department of Suchitepequez (Suchitepequez).
Since the beginning of the rainy season in Guatemala killed 170 people.
In areas of disasters and floods Guatemalan authorities to urgently send humanitarian aid.
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Floods in Poland, Germany and Czechoslovakia were 14 people.
In Poland, Germany and Czechoslovakia,
the vicinity of the Ore mountains, fight
the consequences of the disaster.
Victims of the floods began, at least
14 people, three more missing.
Torrential rains in these areas :
stop the second day.
Local officials organize the construction of barriers,
preventing penetration of water,
the swelling of the river Elbe from the expected even more
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The earthquake of magnitude 7,5 happened on Tuesday off the coast of the Republic of Vanuatu in the Pacific ocean, reports the website of the U.S. Geological survey.
Tremors were registered at 05.23 local time in UTC (coordinated universal time 08.23 MSC). According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in 38 kilometres North-West of the capital, Port Vila. The earthquake at a depth of 35 kilometers.
About the victims, the extent of damage and the threat of a tsunami is not reported.
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August 21, 2013. The harvest destroyed at 411 thousand hectares.
The July drought in the Chelyabinsk region transferred to the state of emergency in 10 municipalities. There was burnt 327 thousand hectares — this is 16% of the total sown area in the region. The damage amounted to 1.6 billion rubles. It should be noted that the 144 thousand hectares affected fields were insured.
Replaced heat rains flooded 926 thousand hectares of crops in 7 districts, 84 thousands died. Rotted 13 thousand tons of harvested forages.
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Forest Lyubytinsk district of Novgorod region after the tornado on July 29, 2010. Video provided by IDGC of North-West\" \"Novgorodenergo\"
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Due to heavy rains the previous night 10 August inundated some areas of Lviv and Lviv region.
Regional Department of the Ministry of emergency situations reports that have been flooded the territory on the streets of Peat and Willow, as well as in city Dublyany Zhovkva district. As at three o'clock in Lviv fell 57 millimeters of precipitation — 75 percent of the monthly rate. In the city flooded some basements flooded roofs covered with silt storm-water inlets. In the Shevchenko district, which is most strongly affected by the passage of a storm front, fell to 20 - cm layer Read more [...]
Eastern Europe wakes up after a flood
In Central and Eastern Europe, while only count the losses from floods, which covered several countries. Flooded Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria. Killed 15 people. And in Pakistan the expense of the victims of the element is already in the hundreds. The country faces a humanitarian catastrophe.
> Raging elements: the European Union calculates damage
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In the Leningrad region declared a storm warning. Powerful cyclone moves from Finland. There is a strong wind and torrential rain raged before. Leningrad region still reeling from the storm two weeks ago, when 10 people were killed and 6 are still missing. Therefore, for the coming of a new storm watch here special attention.
St. Petersburg is a hurricane. Last, as it turned out only now, killed 13 people
In the Leningrad region declared a storm warning. After the events of the night of 29 to 30 July, when the hurricane swept away centuries-old trees, cars and power lines, weather is not Read more [...]
The number of victims of landslides in China increased up to 300 people
In Northwest China's strongest heavy rains have already caused landslides. They destroyed hundreds of homes, the number of people killed over 300 people in the lists of missing more than a thousand. Now rescuers are looking for people under the rubble of buildings. The authorities have been evacuated from the affected areas.
The number of victims of landslides in China is increasing with each passing hour
According to the latest data - 127 killed, more than two thousand missing. To rescue the mounted forces of the Read more [...]
After the heat and forest fires in Central Russia and other regions of the country may collapse new natural disasters — hurricanes, tornadoes and torrential rains. August and September for them — the perfect time, and this year the situation is exacerbated by abnormal weather phenomena, meteorologists warn.
According to experts, this disease affects not only the Central Russia, but left Bank of the Volga, separate regions of the Urals, North Caucasus. The probability of storms and squalls highest in those areas where there are large bodies of water and can cause significant Read more [...]
The authorities of Germany, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic and Lithuania and count the losses from floods. Due to the continuous rains inundated dozens of villages and even a few Polish cities.
And while the water is in no hurry to leave the basements of apartment buildings. Still blurred many of the highway and railroad. In rescue operations involved not only the firefighters, police and military, but even prisoners.
But in Spain the disaster came only the day before. In Catalonia was a powerful storm that brought rain and hail. Killed almost the entire crop.
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Residents of the village of Sigevo Beloretsky region still cannot forget the nightmare in which they have lived for almost two weeks.
Who benefits from the fires?
Scenic ridge Kraka, which have always been pleased with the local population and tourists for a couple of days turned into a burning volcano, threatening to destroy everything in its path.
- First, we saw that smokes the top of the ridge. With each passing hour the fire gained momentum and went down lower and lower. To extinguish the fire began when he came quite close, is remembered with horror by the villagers.
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August 16, 2013. In the North-Eastern Chinese province of Heilongjiang, located in the basin of the Amur river, the massive flooding in the past seven days has killed 11 people, three of them went missing. The number of victims during this period is almost two million people. From the city of Tongjiang branch, located on the border with Russia, had to urgently evacuate more than four thousand inhabitants.
Incessant rains have caused a spill of local rivers, including the Amur, Sungari and Nanzan. The result have been flooded about 1.44 million hectares of agricultural land, almost 2.6 thousands Read more [...]