In Ecuador, an earthquake

In Ecuador, an earthquake of magnitude 4.7. Reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to seismologists, the tremors have been recorded at a depth of 72.9 km at 18:57 local time (03:57 MSK). The epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km from the city of Riobamba.

Information on casualties or damage have been reported yet. The threat of a tsunami in the coastal areas has not been announced.

Unknown in Primorye cut down valuable breeds of wood at 10 million rubles

Maritime law enforcement authorities on Friday filed a number of criminal cases related to illegal logging over 50 valuable species Anachinskom area, resulting in the nature of damage in the amount of 10 million rubles, told RIA Novosti Senior Assistant Attorney edge Elena Telegina.

"Criminal proceedings initiated on the basis of the prosecutor's check, which found that, in the water protection zone of the river Sundugan illegally cut down more than 50 valuable species: elm and ash. Reviewers found harvested for export from the taiga forest assortments 28. General environmental damage from illegal logging over 9, 79 million rubles, "-

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Strong dust storm photographed from space

October 8, 2012 satellite "Aqua" filmed as severe dust storm from the west coast of Africa is moving towards the Atlantic Ocean. This storm extends from the border area between Mauritania and Western Sahara, and then towards the island nation of Cape Verde. The photo shows the second day of the activity of this natural phenomenon.

Tracts of sand, which are also called ergs, scattered throughout Mauritania and neighboring countries. These reservoirs of sand in excess supply material for the formation of dust storms. Dry, warm and full of the dust layer of air that forms over North Africa

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Schengen visa encourages active tourists

On 14 January 2012 the countries that are party to the Schengen agreement, visa considering requests will rely on a new "harmonized" list of the visa. We provide a new document is not required. As before, the presentation must be passport, tickets, proof of the purpose of visit, and more. But now there are some points that facilitate travel planning, and mostly for independent travelers. Now for the rest becomes a difficult dilemma: to choose a family vacation in the suburbs, or a trip on the countries of the Schengen agreement.

Thus, the consulate may decline as one document or

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The Botanical Garden of Tver disappeared rare frogs

Marsh Frog omnivorous, unpretentious to changes in temperature, are used for medicinal purposes. The Botanical Garden of Tver State University, this kind of lived 130 years, survived two wars, and before testing, discharges from sewage pipes was helpless. The pond was killed several dozen individuals.

Botanical garden pond to get more of the merchant fleet. After the restoration of every summer, it is covered with a green carpet — duckweed. Now, instead of vegetation brown goo that bubbles and smells bad. Of living creatures were only grape snails and three domestic ducks. Carp and a rare species of frogs have

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In Udmurtia found himothodov landfill capable of killing millions of people

"Khimprom" (part of the group of companies "Renova Orgsintez") must take the highly toxic waste, threatening pollution from an abandoned factory near the village Balezino, said Tuesday the Deputy Head of Rosprirodnadzor Udmurtia Ivan Mokshanov.

Information on the import into the territory of Udmurtia in the guise of its waste carbon tetrachloride — bottoms — in six tank cars arrived late last year, reports "Interfax".

Mokshanov noted that three tanks were fused in an open container of an abandoned asphalt plant, located about 2 km from the village Balezino, and stressed that the waste of carbon tetrachloride are highly toxic

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Mexico declared a storm approaching anxiety because Nate

National Meteorological Service of Mexico announced the alarm in the states of Tabasco, Veracruz, Campeche, Oaxaca and Chiapas with the approach of the Mexican coast of tropical storm "Nate." The coastal zone may collapse torrential tropical rains.

Currently, "Nate" is located 200 km east of the Mexican city of Campeche and moving slowly to the northeast. The maximum wind speed is 85 km / h with gusts up to 100 km / h Residents of coastal states recommended to have a backup supply of water and food, local fishermen denied access to the sea. The rescue services are on high

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Rainfall in Vladivostok

Vladivostok covered by heavy rain. The street fountains, oceanic Avenue, flowing streams of water. In the center of the city residents with difficulty overcome dug and flooded sidewalks.

Until the end of the day and night, weather forecasters did not predict rain stoppage. But tomorrow morning precipitation stops, southeast wind shifted to the north, and the air begins to warm up.

According Primgidrometa tomorrow in Vladivostok, partly cloudy, no rain in the morning mist. The thermometer rises to 24 … 26 ° C.

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Classes in schools Petropavlovsk canceled the cyclone

Authorities Petropavlovsk canceled classes the second shift schools in the city due to bad weather caused by cyclone passing over the peninsula, according to the city administration.

The cyclone formed over the Sea of Japan, began to have an impact on Kamchatka. Snow and squally wind reported from the southern areas of the province.

According to meteorologist Kamchatka, on the shores of the South Region wind reached 23-25 meters per second and continues to grow. Complicate the situation on the roads.

During the day the atmospheric vortex spread out over most of the Kamchatka Peninsula. In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in the Elizovsky,

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Off the coast of Anapa dead dolphins. Video

Trouble on the coast. What kills the Black Sea dolphins? While scientists search for the answer, resting off the coast of Anapa dead marine mammals. Two dozen in Greater Utrish. Three more dead dolphins on Little noticed.

Rescuers have some assumptions about the causes of death. This can be poisoned, or a special virus-killing marine animals, or poaching activities. Dolphins are often caught by set to catch small fish. There were times when fishermen trying to keep gear intact, not get out of them too large prey, but simply cut dolphin fins.

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