China recorded strong earthquake

China recorded strong earthquake Natural Disasters

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, August 12, 2012 in the remote areas in the west of Xinjiang province, on the border with Tibet, in shallow water, an earthquake measuring 6.3. Although Kataysky seismologists say that the event has been a force of 6.2 on a 30-kilometer underground. It is believed that the epicenter of the event is located at a depth of 5.6 kilometers in the distance of 280 kilometers from the city of Hotan.

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Reservoir collapse in China

Collapse of the reservoir in China Natural Disasters

According to local media, the flood caused by the collapse of the eastern wall of the reservoir in the east of China, in the rural areas killed at least 10 people.

29-meter high wall of the reservoir, Zhejiang Province, collapsed Aug. 10, 2012. According to the newspaper China Daily, the incident coincided with heavy rains after the typhoon "Haiku" was held in the region. Published data on 10 victims, however, differ from another source — the news agency Xinhua, according to which 11 people were killed and 27 wounded.

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Why do stars seem brighter in winter?

Why do stars seem brighter in winter? It is interesting

In the Northern Hemisphere stars seem brighter in winter than in summer. But why? "Turbidity" summer sky due to the combined light of billions of stars. In winter, people tend to watch a lot less stars.

Summer night sky is directed into the center of the Milky Way at a distance of 25-28 thousand light years. But this center is full of galactic dust, so that what we see in the summer in the center of the galaxy, is a combined light of billions of stars at the edges (closer

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Earthquake in the South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake in the South Sandwich Islands Natural Disasters

December 11 at 7:54:55 local time at the South Sandwich Islands recorded a 6.2 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter at 104 km north-west of. High and 354 km north-north-west of. Bristol. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the depth of 115.5 km. According to the EMCS (Society for Electro Magnetic Compatibility) 6.1 earthquake intensity and the depth of 128 km. Victims among the people there, because the island is home to a bird.

Satellite map of the earthquake epicenter

The South Sandwich Islands — a group of sub-Antarctic

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Flew over the Arctic rare summer storm

Flew over the Arctic rare summer storm Weather and Climate

The storm began in Alaska and walked almost the entire territory of the Arctic Sea. Over the last 34 years the number of such storms over the North Pole, recorded in August, does not exceed eight. Unusual storm called because usually such atmospheric pressure system about 964 mbar are in the Arctic, but in the winter.

According to experts, late storms can have a huge impact on the sea ice, causing it to melt at an accelerated pace. Ice by the heat of the masses rather break into

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More than 300 people of Iran are victims of two earthquakes

More than 300 people of Iran are victims of two earthquakes Natural Disasters

Overcrowded hospitals northwestern Iran helped several thousand people after two powerful earthquakes that took place on 11 August 2012. About 300 people died in the disaster.

Was recorded about 60 small earthquakes that caused panic among the population. As a result, thousands of people spent the night in tents or on the streets for fear of repeated powerful earthquakes. It is believed that the greatest losses and major damage occurred in the villages around the towns of Ahar, Varzagan and Aris, and near the major

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Italy suffers losses due to drought

Italy suffers losses due to drought Facts

According to experts, the heat wave and drought have brought the state in the Apennine peninsula damages of 1 billion U.S. dollars. The most affected sector of the economy was agriculture Italy. Abnormal weather conditions continue to have a negative impact on grain crops, the prices of which have increased significantly.

In early August, the situation with the heat was at its peak. Ministry of Agriculture of the country is ready to declare most of the regions natural disaster zone and run programs to help farmers in 50 days earlier than

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In Australia, the improved system of tsunami warning

In Australia, the improved system of tsunami warning Facts

In the coming months in Australia will be launched a new tsunami warning system, while unique in its kind. The system will allow scientists to more accurately predict the time and location of the tsunami hit, based on the seismic characteristics of earthquakes occurring in the Indian Ocean and the Indonesian archipelago. Sensors will be installed warning systems in the Pilbara region in the west of Australia.

Specially designed and placed network of seismographs to record the strength and duration of the shock, trying to catch even the smallest

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The number of victims after Hurricane Ernesto

The number of victims after Hurricane Ernesto Natural Disasters

Despite the fact that the force of a storm Ernesto receded, residents of the Mexican state of Veracruz were missing a few people, and now the death toll rose to six. An entire Mexican family was a victim of the elements after their van, 90 km south-west of the city of Veracruz fell broken storm wind tree. Survived a six-year child with a disability.

In the state due to heavy rainfall has spread a lot of rivers, causing flooding. In the rain water in the state of Tabasco has

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Increased risk of a Colombian volcano code Shotaro

Increased risk of code Shotaro Colombian volcano danger zone

A few days ago, the activity at the volcano increased Shotaro, forcing service monitoring volcanoes raise danger code on that site with the "yellow" on the orange. Starting from June 24, 2012 in the area of the volcano was recorded 6891 earthquake, about 150 aftershocks during the day. Almost all of them had a great 5177 magnitude, but the remaining 1714 had substantial energy (0,1-2,2 points) and were concentrated in a radius of 0.1-5 km north-east of the summit Shotaro at a depth of 2-6 km.

Of course, for

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