Survival on a desert island largely depends on the characteristics of the islands; its size; saturation of resources; natural area, which is an island; the time of year. From all of these factors depends on how long you can survive while waiting for rescue.
The larger island – all the better. On the big island will certainly be sources of water. Big Island, with a variety of terrain and conditions, represents an abundance of a variety of resources: food; materials for the raft and shelter, weapons and household appliances; firewood. In a large, resource-rich island can live independently Read more [...]
Apostle Islands skyscraper. Pic: Ian EngraftThe far bound of this 21-island archipelago is harder to ambit than hubs same Stockton Island, but the takings—abandon campsites, little-known sea caves—beatniks bivouacking amid a deal of families. Backlog encampment permits for Outer and Fiend’s Islands a month ahead ($10 per nighttime; 715-779-3397), and split boats and pitch at Sustenance Adventures in Bayfield, which besides guides trips (rentals from $32). Pee-pee the 18-mile totter to Deuce’s Island and expend the future dawn exploring the common’s Read more [...]
The island commonwealth of Kiribati is sinking. The saltwater circumferent the commonwealth is rise fourfold quicker than the world-wide mean—as lots as 1.2 centimeters a twelvemonth, according to Mood Build.But Kiribati, set 1,250 miles southward of Hawaii in the Peaceable Sea, is guardianship its caput supra pee. Chairman Anote Tong upright finalized the buy of eighter satisfying miles on the Fijian island of Vanua Levu for resettlement purposes. Presently, Kiribati's universe of approximately 110,000 mass is confused concluded 33 islands, which tally an habitable ar of 313 foursquare Read more [...]
An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale occurred on Saturday at the South Sandwich Islands in the Atlantic Ocean 3350 kilometers south-east of the capital of Argentina Buenos Aires, according to the USGS site.
Tremors were recorded at 00.20 to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 03.20 MSK). Their epicenter was located 105 kilometers north of the island at high depth of 10 kilometers.
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Geologists have come to the conclusion that the volcanic emissions, which in the past formed the Hawaiian Islands, are still active to this day, continuing to create new islands. However, for the emergence of a new island requires at least 100 000 - 300 000 years.
According to Cecilia Volt geofizka of the University of Hawaii, emission of lava from the Earth's mantle about 75 million years ago led to the formation of the Hawaiian Islands. However, one of lava to form the array was not enough, at the same time in the region are active volcanoes, which have continued ejection of matter, who later Read more [...]
Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred on Wednesday in the Pacific Ocean near the Loyalty Islands, the site of the USGS.
The epicenter of the quake occurred at 12:46 MSK, located 325 kilometers south-east of the city Tadini. Danger of a tsunami there, but no casualties or damage were reported.
Loyalty - a group of coral islands, located about 100 kilometers north-east of New Caledonia. Area of the islands more than 2000 square kilometers, population - about 15 thousand people.
Loyalty Islands, as well as New Caledonia, part of the possessions of France. Read more [...]
Seismologists have registered in the last day in the Kuril Islands two tremors, victims and destructions, told RIA Novosti on Monday a representative of the General Directorate of EMERCOM of Russia on the Sakhalin area.
«The first earthquake of magnitude 5.5 was recorded on Sunday morning at 195 km south-east of the town of Severo-Kurilsk (island Paramushiro)», — the spokesman said.
Second, he said, happened on the same day, 40 kilometers south-east of the village Malokurilskoye (Shikotan). Earthquake of magnitude 4 were recorded at a depth of 70 kilometers.
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Earthquake of magnitude 3.9 occurred in Kamchatka Strait near the Commander Islands, told RIA Novosti the Geophysical Survey of RAS.
The epicenter of the earthquake registered on Thursday night, was located 120 kilometers north-west of the village Nikolsky on Bering Island at a depth of 33 kilometers under the seabed.
In urban areas of the Kamchatka Territory, which includes the Commanders, the tremors were not felt.
Victims and destructions. The threat of a tsunami is not declared.
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Seismologists recorded a magnitude 4 earthquake near the island Paramushiro in the northern part of the Kuril Islands, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, spokesman of the Main Directorate of the Russian Emergencies Ministry in the Sakhalin area.
«The earthquake was registered on Wednesday night in the 81 km to the south-east of the town of Severo-Kurilsk at a depth of 70 kilometers», — the spokesman said.
Damage and no casualties, no tsunami alert was declared, the residents of Sakhalin earthquake is not felt, he added.
Kuril Islands continuously «shakes» November Read more [...]
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred today at 09:24 local time / 03: 24 MSK / on the Japanese islands of Hokkaido and Honshu. According to the National Meteorological Administration, there is no threat of a tsunami. Reports of casualties have been reported yet.
The epicenter of the quake was located in the northern part of the Sea of Japan. Center lies at a depth of about 410 km under the seabed. Seismologists reported that residents felt the vibrations of a number of coastal areas of Hokkaido, as well as another 11 prefectures of the country to the north-east of Honshu, including Read more [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Solomon Islands experienced a tsunami generated by a large undersea earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale. According to the National Department of emergencies, completely destroyed at least one village on the coast.
On Sunday, in the Solomon Islands have been a number of powerful earthquakes measuring 7.2 and 6.5 points, which led to the formation of a three-meter tsunami.
Wave is completely washed away a village on the island of Rendova, where more than 3,600 people. On the island of Tetepare were damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. Reports of casualties have been reported yet.
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In the South Sandwich Islands in the Atlantic Ocean earthquake of magnitude 6.7, said the USGS. The epicenter of the quake was located 685 kilometers from the island Bristol or 3.4 thousand. Kilometers from Cape Town.
The South Sandwich Islands have the status of the UK, which is disputed by Argentina,
Earthquake of magnitude 3.9 was recorded on Tuesday night near the Commander Islands, victims and destructions, the representative of the Geophysical Survey of RAS.
The epicenter was located 50 kilometers south of the southern tip of the island on the Copper depth of 10 kilometers under the seabed. The only town on the Commander - Nikolskoye on Bering Island. Its residents have not felt the tremors. A few hours earlier near the Commander Islands was registered an earthquake of magnitude 5.0. This earthquake responded to the islands by force fluctuations of soil up to 3 points.
Source: RIA Novosti
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Galapagos Islands - an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, consisting of 19 islands and 107 rocks and alluvial areas.
Earthquakes of magnitude 5.0 and 5.1 occurred on Friday, a thousand kilometers to the west of the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean located in the Galapagos Islands, information on casualties or damage were reported, according to the USGS site.
Tremors were recorded at 20:47 on UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 23:47 MSK). Their epicenter was located 300 kilometers north of Port Villamil on Isabela Island at a depth of 30 kilometers.
Source: RIA Novosti, USGS
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Tropical cyclone "Rene" hit located in the South Pacific Cook Islands. He is already assigned to a third category of risk. As the Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully, New Zealand, the brunt of the elements came to the island of Aitutaki. According to preliminary data, about 60 percent of the buildings on the island destroyed, knocked down trees, damaged communication.
"The Cook Islands have a good warning system of impending disaster, so locals and tourists have enough time to leave their homes and seek refuge in special centers," - said the Minister. "The New Zealand Government plans to Read more [...]
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