In New Zealand earthquake. The strength of the tremors reached 4 points. This was reported in the National Seismological Service. Earthquake felt residents of the North Island. No injuries or damage information yet.
New Zealand is part of the so-called Ring of Fire. This seismically active zones and volcanoes, including underwater. Every year, on the islands of the North and South is fixed to 14 thousand. Earthquakes.
In the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Spain and Portugal today, an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 points. Information about damage and casualties yet.
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On the Atlantic coast of Spain and Portugal on the night of Thursday, December 17, there was an earthquake, according to AFP.
According to the National Geographic Institute of Spain, the epicenter of the earthquake was in the ocean, 100 kilometers south-west of Cape St. Vincent. The earthquake was at a depth of about 59 kilometers. The strength of the shock was 6.3 on the Richter scale.
American Center for geological studies, in turn, reports the magnitude 5.7, and the depth of focus of the earthquake, according to the Americans, was 10 kilometers.
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40-degree heat was the cause of forest fires in Portugal. Flame embraced by hundreds of hectares of the country's authorities to evacuate residents from dangerous areas. Because of the strong smoke visibility on the roads fell to almost zero.
The struggle with the elements thrown more groups of rescuers from the air helping them helicopters, reports «Russia 24».
High fire danger persists on the other side of the Atlantic - in SSHA.V New York, Boston and Philadelphia, the thermometer showed nearly 40 degrees in the shade.
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In Spain the victims of the fire was a few people. Heat does not give fire to stop the onset of fire.
Difficult situation in the North of Portugal. There forest fires come close to human settlements. More than a hundred local people are already evacuated from the dangerous region.
To fight with fire was thrown aviation. However, due to strong gusty winds to localize foci failed. To the rescue operation was also joined by two French military aircraft.
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In the North of Portugal the fire crept close to human settlements. Local residents currently come into the fight with the elements. And in Spanish Galicia burned more than 100 acres of forest.Italy. Forest firesPortugal. FiresSource: Lead Read more [...]
In the North of Portugal in the strong winds downed hundreds of trees, flooded dozens of roads.
The pressure of the elements could not stand even some brick buildings. Went and parked cars.
The effects of bad weather fix and North-West Spain. In two districts was declared the highest, red danger level. In mountainous terrain off several landslides, cause traffic on the freeway.
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In contrast to the powerful the anticyclone, took over half of Europe, over the Central Atlantic has formed a huge cyclone. It fronts regularly tested anticyclone, but manage them «pinch» steady vortex only along the Western and southern suburbs. But quite noticeable. In Portugal because of the extreme activity of these fronts declared orange hazard by strong rains.
In Lisbon for the past day fell about 16 mm of rainfall. On the same front, just to the West, in the Azores, has already fallen more than 25 mm heavenly moisture. And the rain on the archipelago continues. For too Read more [...]
Showers and squally winds that hit in the last two days in Portugal, caused material damage in almost all parts of the country. Institute of meteorology said on Sunday about the continuation of natural disasters everywhere, except in two areas, located away from the coast.
According to the forecasts of meteorologists, the height of the waves in the Atlantic ocean will exceed five meters. Six ports, including Póvoa de Varzin, Vila do Conde and Sau Martinho do Porto, closed completely, and three do not accept small ships of length less than 35 meters.
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The bad weather has hit and popular resort in Portugal. In Madeira island for several days, do not stop torrential rains. In the County's capital Funchal street turned into a river. Due to flooding in the city paralyzed transportation, not schools. The cyclone came in Sunny Madeira from the Atlantic ocean. Let me remind you, last winter, the island experienced severe floods in its history — then from the elements 40 people died.
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10.12.10. In the oceans there have been several strong earthquakes.
According to data by the U.S. Geological survey, the earthquake of magnitude 5 points recorded at Amsterdam island in the Indian ocean, 5.1 grade — in Fiji, 5.1 grade — in the Andaman Islands, 4.8 points — in southern Iran, 5 points — in Papua New Guinea and elsewhere. As previously reported, a strong aftershocks are also observed in Japan, Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands.
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January 3, 2010. Thousands of dead octopuses were stranded on a beach in the North of Portugal, it is already called an environmental disaster.
They cover 8 km stretch of beach Vila Nova de Gaia (Vila Nova de Gaia). At the moment there is absolutely no explanation to their death. Authorities warned the public that they had not eaten.
Translation: Alex Crete
Source: BBC News
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Thousands of Florida residents have seen an unusual show. One of the most famous in the world of high-wire, Nick Vallenda, performed a dangerous new trick. At a height of 60 meters, he was without insurance on the rope above the motorway. The audience watched the show, with bated breath. But six-time champion himself Guinness then said: "It was a wonderful walk, from this height a beautiful view." In Portugal, the other looking for experiences, Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara, delighted the audience a new world record. He rolled on the wave height of 30 meters and a half. It Read more [...]
Showers and squally winds that hit in the last two days in Portugal, causing material damage in all the districts of the country. Institute of Meteorology announced Sunday the possibility of continuing binge element everywhere, with the exception of two areas located away from the coast.
According to the forecasts of meteorologists, wave height in the Atlantic Ocean will exceed five meters. Six ports, including Póvoa de Varzim, Vila do Conde and Sau Martinho do Porto, closed completely, and do not take three small vessels of less than 35 meters.
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In the north of Portugal, after a strong storm knocked down hundreds of trees, flooded dozens of roads.
Head element not stand even some brick buildings. And went to park the car.
Eliminate the consequences of bad weather and the north-west Spain. In two districts was declared the highest, red danger level. In the mountains gone several landslides hampered traffic on highways.
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on November 17. On the South of Portugal was hit by a tornado. Element suddenly came from the ocean — the wind gusts were so strong that in many buildings flew open. Local residents were able to watch as the tornado lifted into the air cars and tore roofs off houses. And then the rain began — several resort areas were flooded.
The resort region of Portugal was hit by tornado
on November 17. Tornado hit the resort district of Algarve in the South of Portugal, eight people were injured, hundreds lost their homes, reports on Saturday the channel Sky Read more [...]
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