8.9 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia to use the Richter scale could occur off the west coast of Sumatra, at any time, said on Wednesday the Indonesian Antara news agency, referring to the study conducted by the Academy of Sciences (LIPI) «country of three thousand islands."
However, data from this study should not "terrorize" people, said in an interview with the agency in the provincial capital of West Sumatra city of Padang employee of a local university Andalas World Elfin (Mira Elfina).
This is just a reminder that local residents should not forget to be vigilant and constantly Read more [...]
The number of casualties occurred ten days ago, floods in Teluk Vondama Indonesia's West Papua province on Thursday morning had increased to 150, passed the national media. Previously reported 146 dead.
Heavy rains overflowed lake located on the district center Vasior, and taking it in the beginning of the river. October 4, they burst their banks, and the flow of water up to three meters hit the city and its suburbs, uprooting old trees and demolishing houses and bridges. The true scope of the disaster in this extremely remote and sparsely populated area in the east of the world's Read more [...]
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Consequences of summer smog and forest fires will affect the health of Russians in the next six months, said on Thursday the chief physician of the Health Ministry of the Russian Federation Alexander Chuchalin.
In the European part of Russia since mid-June, more than two months, there was a heat wave and drought, which led to a strong natural fires. Moscow two weeks has been shrouded in smoke from burning peat bogs in the Moscow region.
"For a long time people breathing carbon monoxide. He not only absorb oxygen, but he cleaned it and man assumed the function of Read more [...]
Israel can not extinguish a forest fire - one of the largest in the history of the state. He has already claimed the lives of 40 people, hundreds of people were evacuated. It is known that under the city of Haifa in the fire zone hit a bus with prison guards, who were going to help in the rescue operation. All the passengers on the bus were killed. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the fire a national disaster and appealed for help to foreign countries.
Greece and Cyprus have already promised to send to Israel some of its helicopters. Assist in fire fighting will and Russia.
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Forest burned for three days, and now it's all covered with black spots, and in various places there arise periodically quiet smoke.
When the fire killed timber Gremyach opposite the village, the plot to his brother on the other side of the Don wind threw pieces of bark. It shocked him almost more than the fire. He said, as in "War of the Worlds." And I had heard from a third person.
First it said the daughter of my colleague, student. The fire caught up with her friends at the camp site, and ard | Forum, which became on Thursday Read more [...]
Inspector to Abaza blocked traffic at 189 km of the road "Abakan - Ak-Dovurak." Vehicle traveling towards the village with Kubayka Abaza banned because of the strong smoke caused by forest fires.
Currently riding a forest fire rages in the ravine Karainskom, Ordzhonikidze district of Khakassia. Forest fire, a total of 10 acres, according to preliminary data, is 20 kilometers from the village Gaidar.
"Employees Ordzhonikidze district traffic police closed traffic on the road," Ustinkin - Gaidar, "and near the village of Sarah in the direction of the famous in Khakassia Read more [...]
Flooding in the Kuban region: the flow of people washed away from the trees
Victims of flooding in the Kuban were at least 10 persons in the region had the monthly average rainfall. Rescuers had emergency evacuation. In constant communication with the coordinators of the rescue operation - Kuban governor Alexander Tkachev and Federal Minister Viktor Basargin regionrazvitiya - is Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
What looks like the ruins of long-abandoned house - the remains of the building in which only yesterday was a family of three. Wave wall smashed to pieces, inside there is not furniture Read more [...]
More than 10,000 homes were left without electricity on Sunday in Portugal by the squally winds and rains that hit the western-EU country. This official said the power company EDP Maria Fonseca.
According to her, in a particularly difficult position were residents located in the central part of the country towns of Leiria, Caldas da Rainha and Torres Novas. The number of people left without electricity, came to 40,000, said Maria Fonseca. "Now we have to restore the power supply three-quarters of homes," - she said.
In recent days, the bad weather has led to numerous incidents. Read more [...]
All passengers caught in a mudslide in Colombia bus killing
Colombian Regional Head Office of Emergency Management, John Freddy Rendon said that about 30 passengers, two coaches caught on Monday because of a landslide in the area of the mountain road in Antioquia Department under the rubble, declared dead.
"Until now, despite the work of about 100 rescue workers and sniffer dogs, under the ground could not find a single body - he said. - Clearing massive landslide of mud and stones further complicated the ongoing heavy rains, causing the displacement of the soil. " According to Rendon, Read more [...]
Residents of the Far-Eastern Ust-Kamchatsk longer days in the blockade: the village did not go without leave. And even out of the house is forbidden! And blame two awake on the eve of the volcano. Shiveluch and Klyuchevskoy located a hundred kilometers from the Ust-Kamchatsk, which collapsed and tons of ash. And 5000 people so far - the only victims. But the Kamchatka volcanoes, scientists say, can not mess things up less trouble than famous throughout the world islansky Eyjafjallajokull.
- Please do not leave the house until further notice.
Tiny Ust-Kamchatsky, following the speaker and frightened Read more [...]
8.12.10.Vulkanam Shiveluch and Karymsky erupting in Kamchatka, the assigned code orange threat to aviation. "This means that the ash particles can get into the mechanisms of airliners flying around these giants and cause a plane crash," - said the representative of the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.
He noted that the volcano Shiveluch eve threw a column of ash from the gas at a height of 5 kilometers. "From the slopes of Shiveluch go flaming debris avalanches, and in the growing dome of the volcano, according to satellite data, the registered thermal anomaly," Read more [...]
Sugar beet growing areas of Russia because of the drought lost more than 1.3 million tons of sugar, said at a meeting of the Government Commission, the first Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov.
Losses were 17 areas of 26, RIA "Novosti". The official added that the government ensure the development of the sugar beet industry the necessary tools of state. "The industry has become attractive for investors. Crop area in 2010 was increased by 40% "- Zubkov said. However, despite this, the plan was never carried out.
Gross harvest of sugar beet, which in 2010 according to the Read more [...]
The head of the water resources of Israel Uri Shani said that in 2012, Israel will suffer serious water crisis during the existence of the state. He alleged that the aquifer Kinneret will almost exhausted because of the ongoing seven-year drought. He said that the level of Israel's largest freshwater reservoir falls below the so-called "black" mark.
Shani warned that the end of 2012, the total water resources in Israel will be reduced to 240 million cubic meters of natural sources and 300 million cubic meters, which will be obtained through the desalination of sea water. In the Read more [...]
Hot summer adversely affected the crops of grain in the Volgograd region: drought has destroyed half the crop, the affected areas are given financial assistance.
"Adverse of agrometeorological conditions in June and July this year in the Volgograd region. There are four of dangerous phenomena, soil and atmospheric drought, dry winds and the complex of these adverse events, "- told the" Caucasian Knot "Acting Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Food Administration of the Volgograd region Georgy Volkolupov.
Changeable winters and hot summers stable
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Typhoon "Megi" is gaining strength as it approaches the north's largest fillipinskogo Luzon. Government throws at dangerous sections of the workers and the necessary equipment, especially in those areas where they grow rice and corn.
"Typhoon third category, in which the air is moving at a speed of 140 km / h," Mega "at approximately 980 km. Eastern North Luzon and a speed of 20 km / h is moving to the northwest to the northern part of the province of Cagayan, "said Nathaniel Servando of fillipinskoy weather service.
"Apparently, this is the strongest typhoon Read more [...]
Over the past hundred years, the temperature of our planet has risen by about 0.8 degrees. Scientists believe as for the man, it is a sign of illness.
- Let's normal body temperature is 36.6 degrees for us, and when we have 37, are already feeling a headache or weakness. So it is for the planet. It would seem insignificant at first glance, an increase of 0.8 degrees causes these effects, which have not been - said yesterday at a news conference coordinator for Climate Change of the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine Kristina Rudnytska.
According to experts, a manifestation of the "disease" Read more [...]
BIRCH CREEK - At one time the earth was flat, it covered the trees, staring into the sky. After 24 hours, there was a 180-meter crack depth of 1.2 meters, seeking through the forest - and the straight tree is now bent at 30 degrees to the right and to the left where the earth has risen by 4.5 meters. No, this is not disaster film, this is what happened on Monday near a house in Haider Eileen Birch Creek.
At about 8:30 that morning, Haider was sitting at home watching TV. "Chair trembled for a few seconds, and I thought, something in him snapped," - she said. At that moment, I heard Read more [...]
Because of the failure, formed Sunday night closed a section of road in the center of Wilkes-Barre. Hole about 4.5 meters in width and depth, appeared on the road in the street Norz Washington Street, Jackson Street between the streets and Union Street at about 10 pm. The failure came just feet from the place where on Sunday workers from Pennsylvania American Water Co. (Water companies) to repair plumbing. Westen Hinchey from the city administration said on Monday that the causes of the accident are under investigation. A large plot of pavement failure lies at the bottom, exposing the sewer Read more [...]
Because of the failure, suddenly appeared on the road in Xiamen, nearly turned a passing truck. According to The Xiamen Daily, it happened at noon on Friday (August 13) near the restaurant Rongyu Seafood in Gayvan Park.
Hole the size of a manhole cover was 1.7 meters deep, and its bottom three meters long and two wide.
Mr. Chiu, a security guard, said the truck was traveling on the road and almost turned over, when suddenly there was a failure at about 12 o'clock.
Mr. Chiu has made out of bamboo and grass simple sign to warn motorists and point to detour.
Workers from the road providing Read more [...]
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August 6 at a press conference in Minsk chief forecaster of the National Hydrometeorological Center Olga Fedotova said that recently in Belarus have become increasingly capture tornadoes.
Increase in the number of tornadoes, according to her, due to variations in climate and the new technical possibilities for registration of this natural phenomenon. Most often tornadoes occur locally and record ordinary people - shot on a camera or camcorder.
Weather Service recorded the last time a tornado in June 2009 in the Chechersk (Gomel region). Tornadoes in Belarus are in Read more [...]