Pounced on the Japanese island of ice storm

Pounced on the Japanese island of blizzard Natural Disasters

The southern part of the island of Hokkaido in Japan suffered from severe snow storm. According to local media, strong winds and snow caused power outages to more than 50 thousand houses and apartments.

Nearest night people from 21 thousand houses in which electricity has not been restored, had left without heat and light, while on the street established sub-zero temperatures in some settlements came to -5,7 ° C. In this regard, 290 people have been evacuated and housed in shelters, organized in Noboribetsu and six other towns. Extremely

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Tornado left residents without electricity Philippine province

July 7, 2013. On Friday, the North Cotabato province, located in the central part of the Philippine island of Mindanao, was a small tornado. This newborn tornado did not become destructive tornado did significant damage inflicted and sowed panic and fear among the locals.

According to eyewitnesses, a strong wind, form a spiral funnel swept the three villages, and by four o'clock the storm began. The wind was so strong that the roots uprooted trees, tore the power lines. Fallen trees blocked the road, which led to a huge traffic jam on the highway Cotabato — Davao.

However, the tornado

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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 during the day and at night.

Experts from the University of Oregon and Washington have documented 15 instances of "night heat waves" in the period from 1901 to 2009. Ten of them came after 1990, 5 were from the short period from 2006 to 2009. While the study materials were prepared for the press, became aware of the occurrence thereof, even a heat wave at the end of June this

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Night storm swept through southern Kansas

July 26, 2013. Recent night for residents of the southern counties of Kansas is anything but calm and quiet thanks to a strong storm, the wind speed at the time of which could measure only the three-digit numbers. In addition, the Hutchinson squally wind storm brought large hail, some fragments reached 12.7 cm in diameter.

Fully assess the damage caused by the storm, it was possible only after the morning. As it turned out, in low-lying areas of the storm provoked a mini-flood, wind gusts at a speed of about 160 km / h broke a record number

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North Sea coast threatened by tsunami

April 8. In the last half-century tsunami in the North Sea was not officially registered. However, this does not mean that they are in the region at all. This statement was made by geographer and climatologist Jurgen Nevig of the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel (Germany). Together with Danish colleagues, he studied in detail the natural disaster in 1858, when the North Sea swept the giant wave.

Nevig collected historical data and eyewitness accounts of the tsunami. It struck the coast of Britain, northern France, the Netherlands. The worst had to Denmark — on the North Sea coast of the country

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UN News Centre: In 2010, there were more than 370 natural disasters

In 2010, there were more than 370 natural disasters, which killed 300,000 people. In general, from earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters in the last year in one way or another affected over 210 million people. Economic losses totaled 110 billion U.S. dollars.

It is reported by the inter-agency secretariat of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.

The devastating earthquake in Haiti killed 222,500 people. As a result of the summer heat and wildfires in Russia killed an estimated 56,000 people.

In February 2011, the General Assembly will hold a special thematic session on disaster reduction. It will

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On the beaches of Tunisia more than 40 degrees!

July 26, 2013. July 26 hot air mass from Africa will continue to advance deep into Europe. On the coast of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, the maximum temperature will reach and exceed 40 degrees!

On our continent, while 40 did not expect, however, most countries of Europe will feel tomorrow +30 +35 degrees, and occasionally higher.

In the UK, the west coast of Scandinavia to the north and west and Ukraine to the north of European Russia while waiting for a comfortable air temperature +23 +28 degrees.

In Europe will be the dry weather, just in Ireland, somewhere in France,

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Flooding in Sri Lanka

Flooding in Sri Lanka Natural Disasters

Torrential rains that poured on. Sri Lanka, for about five days, have caused another flood. From lightning strikes and to raise high the water killed eight residents of the island. More about thousands were forced to evacuate, as gathered rainwater began to threaten their security.

Hardest-hit residents south-eastern and central parts of Sri Lanka. Particularly had hit Matara district. Highways, laid in the central highlands, are in poor condition and not suitable for use due to massive landslides of rock. Another problem was the movement of rail transport. In addition, the island

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Are there Higgs bosons in space?

Are there Higgs bosons in space? It is interesting

Fig. 1. Simulation of particle collisions at the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator. In a collision of two protons is a power explosion, generating new and unique particle.

Physicists from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator (near Geneva, Switzerland), the report found that almost a rare elementary particle known as the Higgs boson. But after so many years of research spent on the creation of artificial conditions for the particles, the question about the justification effort. Perhaps it would be easier to organize a search for the

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To South America has fallen snow

July 26, 2013. Natural anomaly observed in the Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. Snow in those countries did not drop more than 20 years, reports "Uralinformbjuro."

The air temperature dropped to minus 10 degrees, while the norm at this time of year is a plus 3. Cold wave, which covered South America, came from Antarctica.

Approximately 11,000 homeless people in Sao Paulo were urgently evacuated to temporary shelters. Total in Brazil from the cold killed nine people in Argentina — six of them, write federal media.

In Brazil, closed several roads, including federal. Doctors have recorded growth of

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