New earthquake in Guatemala

New earthquake in Guatemala Natural Disasters

Guatemala again hit by a major earthquake. This time, there was a push in the Pacific Ocean at 27 km depth 30.4 km from the western coast of the country and the city Champeriko. The capital of Guatemala from the epicenter about 185 km, and to the border of one of the south-western Mexican communities Suchiate, only 43 km.

Propulsion was 6.5 points, but initially it was assumed that the earthquake had a magnitude less than a few tenths (6.2 points). After the main episode occurred some significant aftershocks, one of which

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Flooding in the state of Missouri in the United States: two dead

August 9, 2013. Heavy rains have caused flooding in the U.S. state of Missouri. On the night of 7 to 8 August there fell more than 250 mm of rain. In addition to Missouri, the threat of flooding is also declared in Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. And in Tennessee evacuated a residential complex. According to weather forecasts, weekend downpours will continue, which can only worsen the situation in the region.

Source: RT

Lake effect snow explanation

Lake effect snow explanation Facts

If you live on the other side of the lake, in which the wind is blowing, you surely know the phenomenon of the "snow lake effect." This happens when the cold wind moves over relatively warm body of water. As a result, there are strong snow storm on a small scale. This means that in one city may experience heavy snowfall and a few miles sky is sunny and the weather is warm.

American Buffalo, which is located next to Lake Erie, known for frequent lake effect snow caused by cold wind flow from Canada.

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The good news is that Greenland is melting, but slowly

The good news is that Greenland is melting, but slowly Scientists prove

Greenland ice melting is accelerating, and 2012 could be a record in terms of thawing ice cap on record. Since this process plays a significant role in raising global sea level and climate change, the planet, followed closely watching dozens of groups of scientists. Indeed, Greenland continues to melt. But as scientists have found the University of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, in the winter on the island of thawing is always accompanied by the freezing of the water, which did not manage to escape into the ocean and

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Flooding in Haiti

Flooding in Haiti, Natural disasters

In the city of Cap-Haitien on the north coast of Haiti Islands was a flood, which killed about 16 people, three of them were children. Flooding occurred suddenly, and many dead were not able to withstand the gushing water on the streets unsettled poor suburb of the capital of the Northern Department of Haiti. Due to flooding at the same time killed four people, who were members of the same family. The corpses of some islanders floated in the streets. Rescuers estimated water damage is extremely difficult, because there were all flooded residential neighborhoods of

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Photo: Flood in the Amur region — the peak is not passed

The water level in the rivers Amur and Zeya, at the confluence of Blagoveshchensk, which is the administrative center of Amur Oblast, has already reached eight meters. According to the MOE, in 15 districts of the Amur region flooded 62 settlements. Photo report Ivan Belozerova.

August 14, 2013.

Because of the flood of the river Zeya in Blagoveshchensk almost completely flooded the nearby village Volodymyrivka.

The floods caused by unusually heavy rains continued in the Far East for three weeks. Ministry of Emergency Situations reports that their peak has not

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Earthquake in Myanmar

Earthquake in Myanmar Natural Disasters

In the mountainous region of northern Myanmar, an earthquake, a magnitude of which was originally identified as a 7.0 magnitude, but later reduced to 6.8 points. Depth shock, recorded only 186 km from the city of Mandalay, was 9.8 km. According to local media reports, the death toll was at least 5 people. All of them at the time of death were near collapsing bridge, which run through the Irrawaddy River, the bridge was built by 80%.

In areas of the country, close to the epicenter, there have been numerous destruction, people received

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To the north of Japan hit deadly rains

August 11, 2013. Last Friday, on the Tohoku and Hokkaido regions hit torrential rains. Within an hour received 100 millimeters of rain. Downpours caused a landslide in Iwate Prefecture, which led to the death of 91-year-old woman.

Another landslide "buried" under the soil at home, which were home to eight families in Akita Prefecture. Three people were injured ralichnye severity, finding five tenants continue.

In the city of Odate in an hour 120 millimeters of rain fell. The rains have caused flooding. As a result, 16 families had to be evacuated. For four local residents who were unable

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High levels of CO2 as a cause of accidents in space

High levels of CO2 as a cause of accidents in space Facts

Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the Earth's upper atmosphere can lead to a gradual cooling of a compressed layer thermosphere. Becomes more viscous, thermosphere can change greatly orbit satellite launched. They, in turn, begin to turn closer to the planet.

Layers of Earth's atmosphere To continue on the set from Earth orbit satellites may require special external drives. In addition, they would face near-Earth space debris orbit which is already broken due to changes in the thermosphere, which involved carbon dioxide. As the analysis of

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Dozens of small whale washed ashore in Brazil

September 24, 2013. Over thirty small whale washed ashore on the north-east of Brazil on September 23. According to at least 7 animals were killed. Causes of the incident are being investigated.

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