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Hazardous inhabitants of the sea

Part 3: Reef residents. At a time when the very developed tourism, intending to distant seas are not out of place to know a little about marine life, as well as what can come from these dangers. Swordfish (Xiphias gladius Linnaeus). A large, aggressive fish up to 4,5 m. Large items have a weight up to 350 kg, usually 150-200 kg. The upper jaw in the form of xiphoid appendage. Pelvic fins are absent. In warm weather, stick to the surface of the water. In bad weather go into the depths. They live in tropical and subtropical waters of the oceans, it goes to higher latitudes. There Read more [...]
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 was recorded off the coast of Vanuatu

Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred on Tuesday in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the island nation of Vanuatu, according to the USGS. Tremors were recorded at a depth of 39.8 kilometers in 19.42 to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 22.42 MSK). Their epicenter was located 100 kilometers north-west of the capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila. Reports of casualties or damage is not. In October, the Pacific off the coast of Vanuatu were recorded several strong earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 7.0. Strong earthquake of magnitude 8.3 occurred on October 2 South Pacific near Read more [...]
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred off the Pacific coast of Chile

5.1 magnitude earthquake was registered on Tuesday near the Pacific coast of Chile, data on victims or damage were reported, according to the USGS website. Tremors were reported in 11.34 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 14.34 MSK). The epicenter was located at a depth of about 10 kilometers per 685 kilometers south-west of the town of Castro and 1.56 thousand kilometers to the south-west of the capital Santiago. Over the past two months in Chile was more than ten sensitive earthquakes. The country is in a zone of the Pacific «fire zone»Where 85% of all recorded quakes in the world. Source: Read more [...]
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tonga

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 [...]
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Earthquake in the Pacific Ocean

Zemletrseniya two in a row, with an interval of one hour, occurred in the Pacific Ocean. Earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred on Sunday in the southwest Pacific in the Solomon Islands soon after the region was recorded earthquake of magnitude 6.5, said on Monday the United States Geological Survey. The second earthquake occurred at 22:36 Sunday to UTC (01:36 Monday MSK). The epicenter was located at a depth of 30.5 kilometers per 105 kilometers south-east of Gizo, the administrative center of the Western Province of the island nation of Solomon Islands. Preceding it an earthquake of magnitude Read more [...]
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Seismic activity in the Asia-Pacific region will continue for several years

Seismic activity in the Pacific mobile belt, which includes the regions bordering the Pacific Ocean, including the mountains of Kamchatka, Chukotka, North and South America, will last several years, told RIA Novosti on Friday, head of the laboratory of the Institute of Seismology and seismography Tectonics and Geophysics FEB RAS Vladimir Bormotov.According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (Honolulu), March 12, at 17.40 Moscow time in the central Chile earthquake of magnitude 7.2. Hydrographic Service of the Navy announced the country's tsunami threat, the threat was later withdrawn. Strong Read more [...]
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Nocturnal heat waves will become more likely to visit the Pacific Northwest

July 25, 2013. Recently, a study on heat waves, brought quite interesting results, showing that the amount and intensity of such events will increase in the north-western Pacific countries not in the afternoon, and at night. Specialists from the University of Washington and Oregon have documented 15 instances of "nocturnal heat waves" in the period from 1901 to 2009. Ten of them came after 1990, 5 were in the short period from 2006 to 2009. While the survey materials were prepared for the press, it became aware of the appearance thereof, even so the heat wave at the end of June this year, which Read more [...]
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An earthquake of 7.1 points in the Pacific

Earthquake of magnitude 7.1 occurred off the coast of the Solomon Islands, the information about the destruction or possible victims yet, Reuters reported with reference to the USGS. The epicenter of the earthquake that struck at 13:40 MSK, at a depth of about 52 kilometers, 97 kilometers south-west of the city of Cyrus in the Pacific Ocean. According Warning Center Pacific Tsunami, earthquake, a magnitude of more than seven can "create a local tsunami in the region of 100 kilometers from the epicenter." Source: Reuters Read more [...]
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About 3 thousand people evacuated from Vanuatu volcano eruption Gaoua

The island nation of Vanuatu prepares evacuation of about 3 thousand people in the country due to the increased activity of the volcano Gaoua (Gaua), said on Monday, AFP reported citing local authorities. "He (the volcano) is gaining momentum. A few days ago it was clear that the atmosphere was emitted large amounts of volcanic ash. Active volcano unstable, it is growing, "- was quoted as saying the representative of local government to combat and prevent the effects of natural disasters Coris Peter (Peter Korisa). According to authorities, Gaoua already started spewing into the atmosphere Read more [...]
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Tropical storms formed a column

August 5, 2013. Early August - high season of tropical storms in the north-eastern Pacific Ocean. GOES-15 satellite from orbit constellation NOAA August 2 hurricane watch "Gil" flanked by two companions -Tropical depression - lower organized weather systems. A day after the photo made, depression 91, which was in the most unfavorable conditions for intensification, ceased to exist, and depression 90 was transformed into the eighth tropical storm "Henrietta." Whirlwind should be almost in the wake of "Gila" and means as well as he become a hurricane. The most likely scenario, such an event will Read more [...]
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In the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico hurricane formed «Darby»

In the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico hurricane formed "Darby", whereas previously formed Hurricane "Celia" in the Pacific reached the fifth category, the Associated Press reports referring to the American National Center for monitoring hurricanes. In this case, forecasters reported that the coast is no threat. Wind speed "Celia" reaches 260 km / h, and recorded it in one thousand. 260 km south of the Mexican coast. Currently storm moves deep into the ocean, rather than towards the ground, at a speed of 20 km / h. According to the National Center for tracking hurricanes United States, Read more [...]
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Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 occurred in the Solomon Island

Tremors of magnitude 6.9 recorded on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Solomon Islands, according to the USGS. The epicenter of the earthquake that occurred in 0530 in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time, 09.30 MSK), located 55 kilometers north-west of the city Kirakira, located on the island of San Cristobal. The earthquake at the depth of 35 kilometers. No casualties or damage were reported. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, the threat of a tsunami there. Source: RIA Novosti Read more [...]
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The a 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Vanuatu

Photo: EMSC The earthquake of magnitude 6,2 occurred off the coast of the island nation of Vanuatu in the Pacific ocean, according to the website of the U.S. Geological survey. According to the service, the earthquake occurred in 05.04 local time (09.04 MSC). The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a distance of 115 kilometres North-East of Luganville — the second largest city in Vanuatu, located on the island of Espiritu Santo, and 285 km North from the capital city Port Vila. The earthquake at a depth of 35.2 km. Information on casualties or damage were reported, there Read more [...]
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In the far East typhoons this year is simply no

Head Of Pamidronate, Boris Kubay Head of Pamidronate predicted weather for the second part of the summer June was pleased the city hot weather, it seemed that the summer was a success. But the last two weeks coast of Primorsky territory covered by the fog, from time to time is a drizzle or rain, and the sun was a rare visitor. About what is happening in the heavens and when will the \"real\" summer, told the head of Pamidronate Boris Kubay.Boris Viktorovich, tell us what happened with the weather, why replace the hot and Sunny June came cloudy and cool July. Should all be Vice versa... Read more [...]
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Two powerful earthquakes have occurred in the Philippines

Photo: EMSC Two earthquakes of magnitude about 7 occurred in the night of Saturday in the Philippines, the danger of a tsunami is not, stated on the website of the U.S. Geological survey. More powerful aftershock was the impetus that occurred in 6.51 local time (2.51 MSC). Its magnitude was 7,4, and the epicenter was located 115 km South-West of the city of Cotabato on Mindanao island. The magnitude of the initial quake was 6,9. According to the American Pacific tsunami warning center, the danger of a destructive wave no. The second largest on the planet Philippine archipelago is part of the Read more [...]
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The earthquake of magnitude 6 occurred in Samoa

Photo: emsc The earthquake of magnitude 6 occurred on Sunday in the South Pacific ocean off the coast of the Islands of Tonga, Samoa and Western Samoa, reports the website of the U.S. Geological survey. The epicenter of the tremors recorded in 07.39 MSC were 237 miles from Apia on the island of Samoa. The earthquake at a depth of 41 km. About the destruction and casualties not reported. The threat of a tsunami is not. In October 2009 near the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific ocean was recorded several strong earthquakes of magnitude greater than 7.0. The strongest earthquake of a magnitude Read more [...]
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Five people were killed when the volcano eruption in Indonesia

August 10, 2013. Volcano Located in the province of East Nusa-Tenggara in Indonesia began an eruption which killed five people, reports Agency on Saturday Xinhua. According to media reports, the lava flows have destroyed several houses in the village Rocherolle (Rokirole). Local authorities began evacuating population. Located on the island of Palue near the North coast of Flores island volcano Rokatenda, sometimes also referred to as Palm, rises from the sea Flores just at 875 meters, but its base is about three kilometers under water. The largest on the planet Indonesian archipelago is part Read more [...]
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Give a map of the coast of California!

California 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. Why Federal and local authorities need this right now, not the Read more [...]
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The activity of tropical storms corresponds to the peak of the season

http://st8.gisstatic.ru/static/news/img/src/5983/4f725ec9.jpg September 3, 2013. Come September, the second month of maximum activity of tropical cyclogenesis in the Northern hemisphere. In the Atlantic, he continues sluggish trend in August. Only one area of the accumulation of storm clouds near the leeward island with a probability of 40 % can become the next tropical storm. In the Pacific season is represented by three tropical storms. In the North-East operates the storm \"Kiko\", which slowly fades to the West of the Peninsula of Baja. The vortex is poorly developed and, according to the Read more [...]
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A new type of climatic anomalies in the Pacific ocean \»gaining momentum\»

NASA. /JPL-NOAA Contrast to norms temperatures (left) and ocean (right) during El niño in 2009-2010 (Click on the image to examine it). A relatively new type of climate anomalies in El niño with Central heat, shifted from the East to the Central part of the Pacific ocean, is becoming more frequent and strong - it can mix all the cards\" climate scientists engaged in long-term simulations, reported by participants in collaborative research at the jet propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA and the National oceanic and atmospheric administration research USA (NOAA).El niño is Spanish for \"the Read more [...]
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