Earthquake off the coast of the Philippines

Earthquake off the coast of the Philippines Natural Disasters

In the area of the Philippines recorded a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.6. The initial magnitude of 7.9 points was slightly reduced, but in any case, a push, occurred at a depth of 34.9 km, was quite serious. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 94 km east of the city and had coordinates Sulangan 10,838 ° N, 126,704 ° E. In the next 90 minutes the appliance was noted six additional tremors of magnitude M5 +. Representatives of the local seismological agencies claim that their power reaches 7.7 points. As

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Heat wave on the west coast of North America gets new features

Heat wave on the west coast of North America gets new features Weather and Climate

Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego, USA, suggested that the nature of heat waves in North America is changing. And the reason for this was nothing like global warming.

First, during heat waves observed increased nocturnal air temperature and humidity of the bulk of it in the dark. Furthermore, the mid-summer heat waves have become more severe, especially in the cool coastal regions. Since coastal ecosystems respond to changes in temperature is more painful than continental, discovered the thermal waves can strongly

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Fires in Albania trying to extinguish the whole of Europe

Fires in Albania trying to extinguish the whole of Europe Natural Disasters

The situation with the fire in the Balkan region remains difficult. For more than a week of fighting fire in Albania with hard to reach ignition, to arise in the mountainous terrain. Starting from August 17, 2012 in the mountains of the country there were 35 forest fires. Local firefighters tried to put out with the help of Turkish helicopters and two commercial airplanes.

Hardest-hit south-eastern Albania, where for a long time was hot and dry weather. However to date on plains and in the mountains

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Spanish fire got to the resort town of Marbella

Spanish fire got to the resort town of Marbella Natural Disasters

Several thousand residents were evacuated after a major fire, one stray out of control in the southern parts of Spain and get to the resort town of Marbella on the coast of the Costa del Sol.

The fire started near the port city of Malaga August 30, 2012 in the afternoon and spread to the west, amplified strong winds and high temperatures. Two people suffered burns moderately, and several thousand people have been evacuated to a sports center. Many homes were destroyed in flames.

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West African plants thrive, despite the drought

West African plants thrive, despite the drought Facts

Researchers from Ghana and the UK have found that, despite the fact that over the last 40 years in West Africa experienced a very sharp lack of moisture due to drought, the biomass in the region is not diminished, becoming consume even more carbon dioxide. This discovery completely refuted the assumption that with the onset of drought the plants dry up and, without exception, instead of the absorption of CO2 from the air, begin releasing it into the atmosphere, compounding the environmental situation.

The national park Kakuma, Ghana. During the

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Holland uses urban planning to deal with fallout

Holland uses urban planning to deal with precipitation Facts

Not only environmental, but also architects think about how to adapt their surroundings to a changing climate there to nature and man could be in the most comfortable conditions. Much has been done to communities that are threatened by sea level rise, remain "afloat."

But not only the rise of water is fraught with warming. In recent years, many communities suffer from a dramatically changed for the worse weather conditions. According to forecasts, Copenhagen threatens protracted, even more rare, rain and thunderstorms. That the population of the city was

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Second typhoon hit the north and South Korea

Second typhoon hit the north and South Korea Weather and Climate

Approximation typhoon "Tembin" causes panic among the population of North Korea, as heavy rains often lead to disaster. Residents Korean peninsula already suggests orders after a powerful typhoon and preparing for the second, which can be particularly devastating for North Korea.

After the first typhoon "Bolaven" 12 people have died in South Korea, including eight fishermen. Extent of destruction in North Korea, where the typhoon struck late on August 28, 2012, is not clear, although the media reported the outage, flooding roads and the destruction of rural

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Kenyans rescued from flood

Kenyans fleeing flood Natural Disasters

In Kenya, the ongoing heavy rains, triggering floods, in which many residents were forced to flee their homes. Which began in late November rains have destroyed roads and bridges, which can be delivered to the victims.

Figure 1.Pyatidesyatiletny Mze Enos Agol is a calf after floods flushed his house in a Kenyan village Niakvere on the lake. Victoria on December 10.

The water level in the Danube River, the second largest river in Europe, fell to a record low, complicating the work of river vessels. The reason for this was the driest in the last

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Hurricane "Isaac" weakened to a tropical storm after residents prepared for survival in extreme conditions

Hurricane "Isaac" weakened to a tropical storm after residents prepared to survive in the extreme conditions of weather and climate

Heavy rain, strong winds and flood waters swept States Louisiana and Mississippi August 29, 2012. "Isaac" weakened to a tropical storm, as people prepared for the extreme conditions of survival. New Orleans from another disaster largely saved reinforced dam, built after the hurricane "Katrina" to protect the city he severe weather. Rescuers had to evacuate dozens of people living in low-lying areas and ignore the warning.

Power lines have been broken, a street filled with debris, forcing authorities

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Hurricane "Isaac" Category 1 approaches the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane "Isaac" Category 1 approaches the northern Gulf Coast Weather and Climate

Residents of the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico meet the tropical storm "Isaac", intensified to Category 1 hurricane. Approaching Hurricane Center southeast Louisiana. Floods from torrential rains have already covered the territory along the coastline. Hazardous weather hold out to the west coast of Florida has a few days.

According to the forecasts for the next 5 days, the hurricane will continue its journey to the land in the direction of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. More than 100,000 people were without power in

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