In the age of global warmingSomehow it's not that happened this year, winter warm, early spring, Baikal ice did not get the usual meter-thick, only 60-70 centimeters, how much it will last, it is not clear, and in May, for thirty years I go on fishing omulevuyu . I try to get to the last ice when he was loose, but keeps a continuous array.Then through cracks and polynyas, where the sun warms the water, he will actively melt showered needles break down into individual fields and islands, and the wind will begin to drive up and down the ice floe, fishing, of course, ends. Previously, it was stable Read more [...]
In connection with the information published in the media, the Ministry of Russia gives explanations about the possible recovery of industrial production of the Baikal seal. Data on this is contained in the State Report «On the state of Lake Baikal and measures for its protection in 2014».The paper presents the main results of the observations and information about environmental activities at Lake Baikal and the Baikal natural territory (BPT), which are represented by federal and regional executive authorities, scientific institutions. Published in the public assessment report on the 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 [...]
In late April 2009, astronauts aboard the International Space Station observed a strange circular area of thin ice at the southern end of Lake Baikal, located in the southern part of Siberia. Siberia - remote and cold region, the ice may persist until June. Upper picture shows astronaut circle of thin ice (dark in color, with a diameter of about 4.4 km), it is focused on the fracture of ice at the southern end of the lake. MODIS image sequence indicates that the anomaly first appeared April 5, 2009.
On the surface of the lake can be seen another, very similar circle near the center of Read more [...]
For half a century anomaly \"grew up\" twice. Irkutsk scientists conducting research on lake Baikal. This time the object of the study was the magnetic field.
Already had tens of kilometers. And how much is still unknown. Two years ago, Irkutsk scientists measured on the ice of lake Baikal magnetic field of the Earth and suddenly discovered the anomaly. Summer continued research on Olkhon island, and it turned out that the data going through the roof here.
- We conducted an expedition in the winter, made a magnetic survey on the ice. And determined that in the area of the underwater Akademichesky Read more [...]
Earthquake magnitude of 6.7 happened Monday night in Buryatia. The epicenter of earthquake was 45 km from the village of Ust-Barguzin in the waters of lake Baikal, said Tuesday the press service of the main Department of EMERCOM of Russia in the Republic of Buryatia.
According to her, in the 50-kilometer zone of the underground elements were settlements of Maksimikha, Ust-Barguzin Barguzin district of Buryatia, ITAR-TASS reported. However, hitting them was not felt. Victims and destructions.
According to the emergencies Ministry, for examination traveled joint working groups, Read more [...]
The level of lake Baikal in comparison with the previous year decreased by 12 inches, approaching critically low point. The reason — the lack of rainfall in summer and early autumn in the watershed basin of the deepest on the planet freshwater lake, and it Zabaikalsky Krai, Republic of Buryatia, the neighboring Mongolia, according to ITAR-TASS.
According to the head of Department Michael Ludwig, «for 11 days the level of the lake is kept on the same mark — 456 78 meters centimeters in the Pacific dimension, which shows a sharp decline in the inflow into the lake, Read more [...]
September 9, 2013. Rumors of an impending earthquake on the southern Baikal in 8 points frightened of Internet users. The danger of damaging the earth push more day discussed in blogs and forums Irkutsk and wondered whether it's true or not. The correspondent of \"KP\" tried to find out where that came from.
As it turned out, we are talking about documents that have been prepared by scientists from the Institute of physics of the Earth Russian Academy of Sciences.
\"In July Siberian regional emergency center sent to the regions long-term forecast of earthquakes on the southern Baikal, based on Read more [...]
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The earthquake intensity of 5.3 points in the epicenter occurred on lake Baikal in the night of Wednesday, no injuries or damage, according to the Ministry of emergency situations in the Republic of Buryatia.
«In the waters near lake Baikal registered seysmosovete with epicenter 45 kilometers East of the city. The intensity at the epicentre — 5,3 points, magnitude — 3,0. Victims and destructions, all objects are in normal mode. In Severobaykalsk tremors were felt», — the message says.
Source: RIA Novosti Read more [...]
According to EMERCOM of Russia in the Irkutsk region, in the next three months, the areas of high risk: Central Baikal - Academic ridge, Holy Nose; the areas of the Delta of the Selenga, pture. The intensity at the epicentre (on the MSK-64 scale) - up to 6.0 points. In General, increasing the likelihood of a moderate increase of seismic activity mainly in the areas of Central Baikal.
On the Southwest flank of the Baikal rift zone are expected magnitude of - 4.6 ±0.5. Areas of moderate potential hazard: the Central segment of the zone of the Main Sayan fault, mostly the middle part of the Tunka Read more [...]
Journey to the bottom of the deepest lakes in the world deserves to occupy a respectable place among the "Lofty Dives". Over the past couple of years, Russian "Mir" often fell to a depth of 1640 meters. In these expeditions participated various famous people from James Cameron to Vladimir Putin. But they are arranging travel in a personal manner, an established mechanism of commercial flights yet, although it was carried out about this, and many fans are willing to shell deep diving huge funds for such a tour. Divers try to get to the bottom of Lake Baikal to the same as Read more [...]
October 30, 2013. Today, Ulan-Ude was enveloped in a thick smog. It is rare for Buryatia phenomenon scientists try to explain how and high temperatures this fall.
The envy of misty Albion, though not England. All morning Ulan-Ude marveled and wondered: creation of nature or in the city flooded black\". At the airport \"Baikal\" for a long time to think. The first flight Moscow-Ulan-Ude, almost 5 hours stood on the airfield cheats.
Alexey Kiselev, General Director of the airport \"Baikal\": This is one of two days a year when there have failures on schedule associated with weather conditions.
Karen, Read more [...]
August 15 2011 seismologists recorded tremors in Buryatia and Tuva.
As reported «Uralinformburo» the press service of EMERCOM in the Irkutsk region, the earthquake of a magnitude of 3.4 happened at 7.30 Moscow time in the district of the Buryat village Kichera in the Northern part of lake Baikal. In 14.02 Moscow time the Baikal seismic station registered an earthquake of magnitude 4.1 in Tuva — 100 kilometers from the village Orlik. Destruction and there were no injuries.
As stated by the Director of the geophysical service of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy Read more [...]
Most likely they were caused by the recent earthquakes.
These are the conclusions of the staff of the Limnological Institute during the summer expedition preparation of a three-dimensional map of lake Baikal. During the work with shallow depth sounder were surveyed Small sea Bay and the Selenga shallow waters. Further monitoring of landslides will make recommendations for possible construction on the bottom of the reservoir.
In addition, scientists have found at the bottom of the lake over a hundred hills, which may be mud volcanoes containing gas hydrates. 40 of them were surveyed, 10 found Read more [...]
on 20 September. The rich foam of unknown origin found in the Selenga river is the main tributary of lake Baikal, exceeding the maximum permissible concentrations of harmful substances not identified, said on Tuesday, RIA Novosti the representative of Republican control of Rosprirodnadzor.
About a large amount of foam in the Selenga river downstream from Ulan-Ude on the border with Ivolginsk district Rosprirodnadzor informed Buryat rescuers. The office conducted a RAID check the water protection zone of the river for 27 kilometers in two districts — from the village of Voznesenovka Read more [...]
on October 31. The earthquake occurred in 00.56 (IGC) on October 29, 50 km South of the village of Khuzhir, Olkhon district, Irkutsk region.
According to the press service of EMERCOM of the region, the epicenter was located in the territory of the Irkutsk region in the waters of lake Baikal. The exact coordinates — 53,0 N, 107,2 EAST, with intensity formula 5.4, magnitude — 3,3, energy class — 11,1 .
The Ministry also noted that the village Elance located at a distance of 55 km from the epicenter and in the village of Khuzhir (50 miles) of the earthquake was Read more [...]
November 1. Due to the bad weather in the three districts was cut off electricity. Due to hit Buryatia cyclone three districts were left without electricity — Barguzin, kurumkansk and Baikal.
According to preliminary estimates, the population in the area off amounted to more than 70 thousand people. Now we are emergency repair work.
— The cause of the power outage was the accident on the line segment Kotokel — Turk due to heavy snowfall, squally wind gusts reaching 20 meters per second, — told Life News in the press service of the emergencies Ministry of Read more [...]
7 March. Many people think that tsunamis happen exclusively in the ocean. Indeed, about 80 percent of the tsunami is born on the Pacific coast, where often affected by catastrophic earthquakes. But in fact, a tsunami can occur in any sufficiently large body of water, located in earthquake-prone areas. According to the employees Institute of earth's crust SB RAS and Research Institute of biology, Irkutsk state University, destructive waves can be expected on the lake.
Tsunami waves very long, arise shift extended seabed up or down when a strong underwater and coastal earthquakes. And the Baikal Read more [...]
on 2 may. Residents of the village of Khuzhir on Olkhon (Olkhon is the largest island of lake Baikal - approx. edit) began to find in their backyards dead birds. Anxiety scored Konstantin Kozlov, senior state inspector of Pacific island forestry Pribaikalsky national Park.
According to the information center of the Baikal movement, the majority of the inhabitants of these birds had not been met. It turned out that judging from the descriptions, it is the red-flanked bluetail who usually are secretive lifestyle.
The scale of the site is not known, but, even if this is only the beginning, according Read more [...]