Spontaneous phenomenon began shortly after midnight, and led to the cessation of movement on a number of roads and disrupted flights in aviation. According to the Civil Protection of nearby houses were evacuated about 500 people. Their life is not in danger. The volcano, located 200 km east of Reykjavik near the glacier Eyjafjallajökull, was inactive the past 200 years. "We believe that none of the inhabitants of the area of the eruption is not in danger, but are making the evacuation of 500 to 600 people from the region", - told the AFP news agency the head of the Office of Civil Defence Read more [...]
Six villages with a population of more than 1,700 people were left without electricity because of the storm, which two days was raging over the seaside. As reported in the press service of the Primorsky branch of the far Eastern distribution grid company, squally wind, snow sticking to the wires of power lines and trees on the borders of glades led to the breaking of lines in many places. In the bad weather disrupted the work of the three high-voltage lines with a length of 76 km.
Currently, restoration works are about 30 teams repairmen who will detect the breaking of lines in remote taiga, Read more [...]
Sixty communities in four districts of the Rostov region were without electricity due to failure of power lines, remained without electricity for more than 34 thousand people, said Monday Russian Emergencies Ministry.
"As of 18.00 MSK 28 January 2013 disrupted power supply to 60 villages in four districts of the Rostov region with a population of 34,247 people in six socially significant objects," - said in a statement.
Due to bad weather were damaged ten transmission towers.
Ice and strong winds of up to 15 meters per second on the night of 27 to 28 January have produced technological Read more [...]
Last Friday, the northern parts of India have fallen snow and heavy rains. Particularly hard-hit went to the hill states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
No luck and the capital - New Delhi. City fairly "battered" downpours and hail. According to meteorologists, for 36 hours in the capital fell to 33.5 mm of precipitation, and maximum temperature dropped to 16.4 degrees Celsius, four degrees below normal.
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What's more - on Friday morning in New Delhi was broken record for most precipitation in 24 hours, which was held in January 2003. Read more [...]
In north-east China's Liaoning Province, has been declared the highest "red" level of risk due to the snowstorms. In the provincial capital of Shenyang City closed the international airport.According to the media, also blocked motorways cities and over 20 major routes across the province.Snowstorms will not affect the high-speed railway Harbin - Dalian. Bad weather will be a test for this route, which is the world's first high-speed backbone, capable of operating at extremely low temperatures - down to -40 degrees Celsius.Note that in the south of China is also complicated Read more [...]
May 22, 1960 tranquility in the mountains on the west coast of South America was disrupted by the earthquake. It happened in the ocean near the town Valdivia, Chile. Being the most powerful of all earthquakes of this century, it is the sixth time - over four hundred story of his existence - completely destroyed city Concepcion. In the ruins were turned Valdivia, Puerto Montt and other cities. Huge waves rapidly dispersed over the Pacific Ocean. Ancient volcanoes, waking from sleep, began spewing lava and ash. Tremors, volcanoes and landslides have affected an area of over 200 square kilometers, Read more [...]