Commuter bus completely destroyed in Tuesday in Beijing, local media reported.The fire occurred around 8:30 local time (04:30 MSK) in one of the busiest areas of the city Chaoyane. Data on victims and survivors have been reported yet.According to initial estimates of experts, a bus caught fire engine room, the cause could be the motor overheating due to continuing in Beijing heat.According to meteorologists, on Monday and Tuesday nankeen in the capital the thermometer rises above 40 degrees Celsius - that is, set a temperature record for those days in the past 50 years.Source: Intrefaks Read more [...]
June 29. Flooding caused by heavy rains continuing in China have killed 50 people, at least another 42 people reported missing, according to Xinhua news agency on Friday.
Flooding in the southern and northern Chinese provinces began June 20. Previously reported 16 dead.
Ongoing for more than a week of heavy showers led to the destruction of more than 34 million homes, has 89,000 houses partially damaged. To date, damage to the economy of power is estimated at about 10.3 billion yuan (1.6 billion dollars).
Source: RIA NovostiVictims of landslides in southern China were 50 people
June 30. Landslides Read more [...]
June 16. Hurricane in the Krasnodar region 20,600 people were left without electricity."On Saturday morning from operational duty uniform traffic control Beloglinskogo area reported that as a result of strong wind and rain outage occurred and partial damage to the roof in private households of the village of White Clay," - said the press service of the regional Office of Emergency Ministry.
According to ITAR-TASS, water and gas supply is not broken. "Without electricity is 20,600 people, 11 socially important facilities, including the Central District Hospital, which is powered Read more [...]
June 4. A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred today on the Indonesian island of Java. This was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. Information on casualties and damage have been reported yet, according to ITAR-TASS.
The last major earthquake happened on the Indonesian archipelago in the middle of April. The epicenter of the many aftershocks — magnitude of the most powerful of which was 8.9 — was in the sea off the island of Sumatra. As a result of rampant disaster killed five people.
June 15. Some 720 houses have been destroyed in the earthquake of magnitude 5.4, which occurred on Friday night in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the local seismological service.
Despite the considerable damage, information about the victims and the victims have not yet been reported.
The earthquake lies at a depth of 20 kilometers. The epicenter of earthquake was in a mountainous region.
Source: RIA Novosti
In Chile, an earthquake of magnitude 7.2. , Reports Reuters referring to the U.S. Geological Survey National.Tremors were reported on Sunday evening, March 25 (local time Monday morning, 26 March, Moscow time). The epicenter of the earthquake was the central part of the country at a distance of 27 km to the north of Talca, Maule region's administrative center, and 219 km south of the capital - Santiago. The earthquake was located at a depth of 30 km.
Information on casualties or damage have been reported yet. Warning of a possible tsunami was not extended. However, for security reasons Read more [...]
March 13. In the south of Japan strongly activated Sakurajima volcano. Although this volcano erupting continuously since 2009, but the activity, which was recorded on Monday, is the highest ever since. It is reported by the Japan Meteorological Agency.The volcano is located in the prefecture of Kagoshima in Kyushu. From the crater erupt lava and red-hot stones, some of which reach half a meter in diameter and fly a distance of two kilometers from the volcano.
This year has already been more than 300 eruptions Sakurajima, and residents of surrounding areas received a warning of possible danger. Read more [...]
April 11. The staff of the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador reported the start of a new eruption of Tungurahua Volcano, one of the largest active volcanoes in the country, located 130 km south of Quito.
According to the report of volcanologists, about 8:56 in the crater of the volcano there was a powerful explosion, accompanied by an intense earthquake that lasted about 40 minutes. Simultaneously, from the bowels of the volcano ejected a column pair with a high content of ash up to 5 km above the crater.
Monitoring station Guadalupe (14 km from the crater) reported that immediately after the Read more [...]
January 14. A large group of starlings found dead in the U.S. city of New Brighton, Minnesota, reported timesonline.com
In County Police said they had received reports of the incident from local residents living near Brighton Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
Commission to investigate the causes of death reported 30 dead individuals of European starlings, and a hawk. All of them were found dead in one together.
Matt Kramer, a representative of the Department of Wildlife, said that at the present time, experts are trying to determine the cause of laboratory bird deaths, for which, according to him, Read more [...]
March 21. The lake, which is located on the border villages of Tom and Gaydrary, killing an estimated 30 tons of fish. According to the tenant of the reservoir Stepan Gagauz already taken water samples to analyze and determine the causes plague.
The staff of the emergency quickly organized the work for the export of fish in a special cemetery.
Mayor of Tomai Fedor Topcu said that this is not the first case of the death of fish in the pond - a similar incident occurred two years ago. Similar cases were reported in lakes and villages Besalma Kongazskogo reservoir.
Chief physician of the Centre Read more [...]
April 5. Residents and police town appropriately named Baraboo, Wisconsin, reported strange "beating" sound accompanying bright flashes of light, though at the same time it's watched villagers Clintonville 130 miles (209 km) to the north.
Authorities were baffled by a strange phenomenon and excluded versions lightning or explosion of the transformer as an explanation of the observed.
"We do not know, is whether we have the same thing in Clintonville, or that it" - said Baraboo Police Chief Mark Shauf in an interview with Baraboo News Republic.Residents began to report Read more [...]
In Tajikistan, on Monday morning (05.00 MSK), a series of earthquakes of low power with an interval of about 30 - 40 minutes, reported in Dushanbe seismic station.
The last two hours three counters registered tremors of low power. All three earthquakes occurred about 85 kilometers south-west of Dushanbe.
The magnitude of the first tremor was 4.4, the second 4.9, the third power is not established yet. Earthquake affected part of a densely populated region of the country, including Dushanbe.
Near the quake is and Rogun HPP. Information about damage were reported, reports ITAR-TASS.
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On the islands of Tonga / South Pacific / last night there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.1. Tectonic upheavals registered at a depth of about 10 kilometers, the epicenter was located 150 kilometers north-east of Nuku'alofa, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
For fifteen minutes before the earthquake was registered in the islands underground shock magnitude 5.5. Data on the impact of display elements have been reported, according to ITAR-TASS.
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Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred on Sunday in the eastern part of Indonesia. Information on casualties or damage were reported.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was located near the Kai Islands and center lies at a depth of about 9 km.
According to seismologists, there is no tsunami threat.
The Indonesian archipelago is part of the so-called Pacific volcanic "Ring of Fire", which is characterized by high seismic activity, ITAR-TASS reported.
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In southwest China on Monday night magnitude earthquake 4.5. This was reported by local media.
Tremors lasted for 7-8 seconds. Information on casualties or damage were reported, according to ITAR-TASS.
In May 2008, in the same district magnitude 8 earthquake that killed over 80,000 people. Since then, the seismic record of service periodically there tremors of varying strength.
Source: Voice of Russia
Evening of October 7 in Varna and Provadia recorded earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale, reported in the European Mediterranean Seismological Institute.
Earthquake was recorded 22:51 hours with its epicenter at about 7 km south-east of Provadia and 34 km. west of Varna.
Data on victims and the wounded there.
Provadia temporarily without electricity. In Bulgarian media reported the broken glass in the area.
The earthquake was also felt in Ruse, Novi Pazar, Dobrich, Devnya.
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An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale occurred in the northeast of Pakistan reported on Monday
U.S. Geological Survey website.
Tremor was recorded at about 02.45 local time (01.45 MSK). According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 45 km north-west of the capital Islamabad. Its center lies at a depth of 33 kilometers.
Information on casualties or destruction have been reported yet.
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 occurred in Tajikistan, August 3 at 16:26 Greenwich time.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the epicenter was located in the strike of 60 km of Kulob and 80 km from Dushanbe.
According to the Geophysical Service of Russian Academy of Sciences, the earthquake lies at a depth of 33 km.
Information on the effects of the earthquake have been reported.
Iranian state television reported on the earthquake magnitude 5.9 points in a remote area in northeastern Iran.
It is reported that the earthquake started at 23:23 local time (19:23 CET), 300 kilometers from the city of Semnan province Damhan.
During the disaster two villagers were killed and 40 injured, dozens of homes were destroyed. U.S. Geological Survey to estimate the strength of the earthquake at 5.7 points.
The number of victims of the next wave of flooding in central Vietnam, caused by heavy rains has reached 16 people, two more people are missing, said on Thursday the Associated Press reported, citing local authorities.
Previously reported eight dead.
According to the National Office of Flood Control and storms, to date, in the provinces of Fuen, Anhui and Nintuan dropped about 100 centimeters of precipitation, evacuated more than 40,000 people.
The latest data from the beginning of October the number of victims of disaster reached 159 people.As reported by forecasters, the rains are expected Read more [...]