Weather Service confirmed the occurrence of a tornado in Pennsylvania

Weather Service confirmed the occurrence of a tornado in Pennsylvania Natural Disasters

U.S. National Weather Service confirmed that near Fern Glen in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, there was a tornado. Affected area was about 25 km long and 185 m wide on the line between the areas and Dryumor Peredays District. Destruction were fragmented, as a tornado then rose up, then fell back closer to the ground.

Wind force inside the funnel reached 160-176 km / h, and the tornado was given the status of EF-1. Wind knocked out of the crater one of the pavilions

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Summer 2013 was the shortest in the history of the Arctic

August 6, 2013. After analyzing temperature data from several observation points at the north pole of the planet, scientists have come to the conclusion that this year the Arctic July was particularly cold. Temperatures lower than normal impact on the duration of the summer in the Arctic, shortening it considerably.

In the top of the Arctic lands and waters of the warm season, when the formation of new ice stops, takes about 90 days. But in 2013, for some reason in the specified period of time managed to hold the fly less than half. Similar temperature behavior and the

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Vietnamese recognized strongest earthquake in 60 years

Vietnamese recognized strongest earthquake in 60 years, Natural disasters

The Vietnam Quang Nam, where hydroelectric Tranh Song-2, there was an earthquake, the most powerful recognized since 1957. Propulsion of the earthquake was 4.6 on the Richter scale, the depth of the epicenter in the area of Bac Tra-May was 7 km.

Despite the fact that the main activity lasted about three seconds, the residents of the province experienced strong ground vibration and heard loud noises and crackling like explosions. The epicenter was in panic, people with fear ran outside. It is reported that the earthquake did not bring

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Monthly electric bill at 3 pounds — is this possible?

Monthly electric bill at 3 pounds — is this possible? It is interesting

When it comes to improving the effectiveness of the energy consumption, for most people an incentive related to their own finances, will be most effective. No exception and family from Britain, decided to fully adhere to "carbon-free" lifestyle. This in turn helped the couple Fish decent save on electricity bills.

Of course, it turned out to save more and delay, for a start had to be spent for the purchase of water heating system powered by solar energy, the purchase of stoves for burning wood

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Global warming is associated with species diversity

The Arctic Ocean. Photo: Reuters

September 4. Paleontologists have found that global warming has a positive effect on species diversity. Article (at the time of this writing, it has not been posted on the Internet) appeared in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and its summary leads Nature News.

In the study, researchers analyzed data on the diversity of the biosphere over the past 540 million years. As a result, it was found that the temperature peaks coincide with an increase in biodiversity. The researchers say that their results apply to the present

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August snowfall in Karaganda

August 15, 2013. August snowfall. That night, the residents of Karaganda witnessed the unusual rainfall. According to witnesses, the snow was falling from the sky, though, pink.

MICHAEL Privalov, journalist — I have photographed. Here are highlights. It snow, snow. When the rain, there is no such reflections. I put on «Facebook» time and temperature. It was 12 degrees.

Eyewitnesses reported that the snowfall in Karaganda began after 10 pm. Deposits covered rooftops. However, meteorologists have recorded no snow. On this day, weather forecasters predicted rain, and to the news were skeptical. However, the likelihood of snow in August,

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In the Far East took shape crest of the historic floods

August 19, 2013. The situation with the historic flooding in the Far East is far from favorable resolution, but at the same time show the light at the end of the tunnel. Home positive news? the peak of the rain is over, which allowed to take shape crest of the flood on the Upper Amur.

Now comes the most important and dangerous stage? its passage across the bed of the great rivers of the Far Eastern, the total length of which exceeds 2,500 km. According to the monitoring of the morning on 19 August on the small rivers that form

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UN: Losses from natural disasters in 2000 amounted to $ 2.5 trillion

May 16, 2013. The damage caused by natural disasters since 2000 to $ 2.5 trillion, according to a report by the United Nations. The researchers analyzed the economic losses caused by natural disasters in 56 countries around the world.

In the report estimated only the direct economic losses, and the amount was much higher than previously thought.

See also: The consequences of disasters since the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the power of the states bear the primary responsibility for disaster risk reduction, but about 80% of global investment in

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Large meteorite struck in Tunisia

September 18, 2013. As reported by Diamond FM Radio, September 15, a large meteorite fell to the ground in the south of Tunisia in the desert and uninhabited area. During the fall recorded three loud explosions. This was also said the publication "Digital Tunisia. "

In place of the profit units of the National Guard and military intelligence for a preliminary examination of the meteorite.

"The residents of the nearby places that have witnessed the phenomenon and feared the worst, given the scale explosions calmed down after the arrival of the military and the National Guard. The details of what

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Sakurajima volcano ash fell asleep again Kagoshima

August 19, 2013. In the city of Kagoshima in southern Japan, announced an operation to clean up the streets of volcanic ash. Again.

Nearby is the Sakurajima volcano, and here, in the 500 th time this year, he "woke up". Despite the frequent eruptions commonplace they will not name. Column of steam and ash rose to five kilometers up, and the streets Kagosismy plunged into gloom.

Source: BBC Russian Service

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