July 17, 2013. Heat over the past week in Japan claimed the lives of 16 people, from the beginning of July with heat stroke were hospitalized more than 13.6 thousand people, such data are released in Japan Fire Department, in charge of the ambulance service.
In just the first half of July from the heat died 19 people.
According to the data released earlier in June, with heat stroke in the hospital received more than 4.2 thousand people. It is more than 2 times higher than in June last year. In June, the average temperature in the country was 30 degrees.
However, the come July brought record Read more [...]
Flooding caused by heavy rains that struck the capital of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings, killed at least 19 people, 12 were injured to varying degrees of severity, according to a Friday news agentstvoAgencia Brasil.
In particular, according to the agency, sixteen people were killed in the municipalities of Belford Roxo, Niteroi, San Juan de Merito, Jacarepaguá, Bass Lobo (Vaz Lobo) and Quintin (Quintino), three - in located near the capital city Duki- Caxias and its surroundings.
According to the agency, more than 600 people in the capital were forced to leave their homes and celebrate Read more [...]
Philippines almost two weeks living in anticipation of the eruption of Mayon volcano - the most active of the 22 operating in the country. Fire-breathing mountain throws a column of ash, and the crater was formed two dome of lava. About 120 thousand people living in the eight-kilometer zone have already been evacuated. Now completed the evacuation of animals.
Dick Green, lifeguard WWF: Our goal - to avoid casualties. To local residents left voluntarily, we are forced to evacuate all animals. Without their cattle people refuse to leave the disaster area.
Salvador Perez, a farmer: It hurts to Read more [...]
The air temperature in the south-east of the Trans-Baikal Territory on Thursday night for the first time in 36 years, dropped to -50 °, in other areas the temperature ranged from minus 40 to minus 48 degrees, abnormal frosts remain in the region until January 7.
"The temperature is below the daily average rates on long-term 10-15 °. Because of the abnormal cold in the region put on high alert, the government edges schedule of duty deputy prime ministers and ministers, "- said the representative of the press service of the governor of the province. According to him, in a New Year's Eve in Chita Read more [...]
Torrential rains have caused major flooding that swept from 25 regions of Spain. Banks came out a few rivers. In the cities, flooded basements and first floors of buildings. Many people try to manually drain the water out of their homes, and have to sleep on the chairs. Road blurred - Drivers abandon cars on roadsides. Livni was forced communal urgently release water from the reservoirs, and this, in turn, has led to the break of the dam. Several towns are still without drinking water. Local authorities help hotels and restaurants, providing them with food, the owners did not close places. At Read more [...]
Eleven people were killed in a landslide at a hotel in the resort area of Angra dos Reis near Rio de Janeiro. The tragedy occurred on New Year's Eve. In the state of Rio de Janeiro, it was preceded by two days of heavy rains, which have caused numerous landslides.
Just in the last days of December, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro in mudslides killed 30 people, 35 are unaccounted for, according to ITAR-TASS.
In the resort of Angra dos Reis, today announced a state of emergency. There sent additional forces rescuers. Their work may be difficult, as a tourist hotel, littered with Read more [...]
Immediately after Christmas in the Italian region of Tuscany began extensive flooding.
Because of the warming and the melting snow overflowed Serko small river that flooded the neighborhood and turned the village located on the hills in the provinces of Lucca and Pisa in these islands. Flooded roads and partially damaged power lines - which is why in the region declared a state of emergency.
In the affected areas of profit rescue squad that boat evacuating people from dangerous areas. Those who are in a hurry before he left his flooded house, authorities allowed under the supervision of engineers Read more [...]
An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale occurred today in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tonga. According to the National United States Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was located at a depth of 125 km. The earthquake occurred at a distance of 130 km to the north of the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga g.Nukualofa.
Reports of a possible tsunami after the earthquake, as well as data on casualties or damage were reported.
Source: RBC. Read more [...]
Two earthquakes of magnitude 5.8 and 4.9 occurred on Wednesday December 31 to the north of Mexico, according to the National Seismological Service of Mexico.
Tremors with an interval of five minutes were recorded at a depth of 6 kilometers. The epicenter was located 33 kilometers to the southeast of the Mexican city of Mexicali (Baja California).
Many buildings in the city were without electricity from high-rise buildings has been made, the emergency evacuation of citizens.
Reports of destruction and no injuries were reported.
Source: RIA Novosti. Read more [...]
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred on Saturday near the Commander Islands, told RIA Novosti the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service of Russian Academy of Sciences.
The epicenter of the earthquake registered in 13.18 local time (4.18 MSK), located 15 kilometers north of the Bering Island, where there is the only town on the Commander — village Nikolsky. Hotbed of seismic events at the depth of 39.8 kilometers under the seabed.
In urban areas of the Kamchatka Territory, which includes Commander, destructive aftershocks were observed. Victims and destructions. The threat Read more [...]
Scoreboard on Tverskaya Street shows 10 degrees.
The eve of the New Year was marked by a sharp deterioration in the weather in the regions: wind storm raging around the main tree felled Primorye Vladivostok, Sakhalin ferry traffic stopped and Chita expected abnormal frosts.
Temperature records and anomalies in 2009 was recorded by many.
· For the first of February in Khabarovsk was broken thirty record cold: weather forecasters recorded -34 °, which is almost two degrees colder than the previous record for February 1, established in 1979.
· On April 29, the temperature record Read more [...]
July 17, 2013. In India, the floods around 6,000 people are still missing. Indian authorities believe that the majority of people are still surpluses in this mournful list, appear to have died.
According to the official statistics, in the current floods in India, killing about 800 people.
Recall that the heavy rains during the period from June 14 to 17 resulted in severe river flooding, landslides and floods Rescue services have speculated that the number of victims of the disaster may be increased by 10 times.
It is worth noting that the country continues rescue operations. Local authorities Read more [...]
In Tajikistan today at 07:15 (5:15 GMT) an earthquake of magnitude 5.1. This was reported on duty Dushanbe seismic station.
According to ITAR-TASS, According to seismologists, the tremors were felt mainly in the southern and eastern regions of the country, including Badakhshan, where there are the most high-Lake in the Pamirs — Sarez.
In the capital of Tajikistan, the magnitude of the earthquake was 2 points.
According to the Tajik Committee of Emergency Situations, information about damage were reported.
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On the southeast coast of France looking for tourists, which was washed into the sea giant wave. We already know that one person was killed. Five others are considered lost.
On the Cote d'Azur, where there was a state of emergency, in these days is very bad weather. Declared a storm warning. And as soon as weather forecasters do not promise improvement.
By the way, quite recently in China had a similar case:
On the coast of China, a huge wave washed away tourists. A group of tourists admiring the sea, when the beach is suddenly covered with water. Eight people were missing. According to media Read more [...]
Ports on the Gulf Coast, including oil terminals Dos Bocas, Coatzacoalcos, Cayo Arcas, closed due to a heavy storm in Mexico, according to the Ministry of Communications and Transport. Through these ports every day shipped more than 1 million barrels of oil, mostly in the United States.
According to the Mexican Weather Service, on the Atlantic coast gusts as high as 80 kilometers per hour, the wave height exceeds three meters.
Dozens of homes destroyed or damaged in Vanj Gorno-Badakhshan region of Tajikistan (more than 350 kilometers east of Dushanbe) as a result of the earthquake that occurred on Saturday, said the deputy chairman of the district by phone Azimjon Shamsiddinov.
According to him, from the disaster hit two highland villages - Horn and Gishkon caught in the epicenter of an underground hit. "Fully or partially destroyed several dozen rural houses in which lived about 20 thousand people," - he said.
According to him, the earthquake triggered rockfalls and debris flows that blocked the road from the administrative Read more [...]
Southern Azerbaijan hurricane. As a result, homes were damaged and power lines. Lerik and Yardimli areas located in the south-east of the country, have been completely de-energized.
According to information received in the regional Emergency Commission, the wind blowing at a speed of 30-40 meters per second, threw more than 300 power line poles, 4 pylon high voltage Lerik. As a result, tens of kilometers were torn electrical wires. As a result, the area was completely de-energized. In some communities, there were serious problems with the connection.
With many buildings the wind tore the roof. Read more [...]
View of the volcano Galeras by Pasto
In Colombia, on Saturday evening, January 2, the eruption of the volcano Galeras, reports Associated Press.
Data on casualties and devastation caused by the eruption of the volcano, have been reported yet, but the authorities were ready to evacuate to safer places about eight thousand people living near the Galeras. At 10 kilometers from the active volcano located Pasto, which is home to about half a million people.
Chapter of the National Society of the Red Cross Carlos Ivan Marquez (Carlos Ivan Marquez) told AP, that asylum for the reception of evacuees, Read more [...]
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