Earthquake in southwest China

In the southwestern part of China was a double earthquake that killed at least 20 people. According to preliminary data, the injured were also about 20 Chinese. The main force of an earthquake of 5.7 points, followed by exactly one hour followed by a second episode in a strong 5.6 points, and a series of additional waves flattened or damage to load-bearing structures of about 20 million homes.

The first and more powerful impetus was recorded in the morning on the border of Yunnan and Guchzhou, vibrations felt even residents of Leshan in Sichuan. People are in a panic

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in the north-west of Sumatra

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Indonesian seismologists use the Richter scale occurred on Thursday morning in the north-west coast of Sumatra, told RIA Novosti on the National Office of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG) of Indonesia.

Quake epicenter was located 29 kilometers south-east of the city Sibolga in the Indonesian province of North Sumatra, the earthquake lies at a depth of 84 kilometers below the surface of the sixth-largest island of the world.

Warning of tsunami was not announced, reports of casualties or damage have been reported yet.

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Snowstorm paralyzed Europe

For western Europe swept series harsh winter snowstorms, causing thousands of passengers at the main international airport London Heathrow were forced to abandon his trip due to cancellation of hundreds of flights, while in Spain, Portugal and France, killing several people.

Late and delayed work major rail lines in Europe. Many flights were canceled due to the steady cold weather. The railway is unlikely to settle down in the coming days. Gatwick and Stansted airports yet manage to keep a familiar workload. At airports in France, particularly in Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports, is expected to decrease crashes

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A huge flock of whales and dolphins. Video

Surprising phenomenon filmed in the ocean near Cape Dana (California). Huge flock of small whales and dolphins raced furiously towards the sunset.

Watching from the boat people have counted at least six species of mammals, including killer whales, bottlenose dolphins and common dolphins. The reasons for such an animal to escape (or attack?) Remained unclear …

In comments to the video, many people have pointed out that the sight looks very scary. But some see this as a normal phenomenon and believe that the Dolphins simply fled from pursuing their killer whales.

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Attractive natural features of the Russian Federation may enter a green ring

The "Green Ring of Russia" can combine to the tourist development of the most attractive in terms of tourism natural features of the country, said Tuesday at a round table at the RIA Novosti Expert Council leader IABC / Russia Andrei noodles.

"Up to 50% of foreign tourists come to Saint-Petersburg, 35% — in Moscow and 15% — on the Golden Ring. Elsewhere, the number of tourists — mathematical error approaches zero. So where tourism is not developed enough to interest foreigners. In Russia, a lot of sites on the list of natural and cultural heritage. Our cultural and historical

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Sochi would be tested for earthquake resistance

Even in the first half of December in the city of Sochi, where to get the Winter Olympics in 2014, there were an earthquake measuring 4.8 points. Earthquake felt good citizens port of Novorossiysk, which is hundreds of kilometers to the north-west of York. Despite the fact that the quake caused no damage, at the request of the country's leaders should be checked seismic situation in the region to ensure complete security of the upcoming sports event.

Since the discovery of the first shock in December near Sochi was detected on three similar push the two of them had

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Forecasters canceled on high alert in Primorye

Forecasters Primorye cancel alert, introduced in the province after the announcement of the nuclear tests in North Korea border, said on Thursday Primgidromet.

Central News Agency North Korea February 12 reported successful underground nuclear test — undermining the "light and compact bomb" great destructive power. Three stations Primgidrometa went into high alert due to the DPRK's nuclear test.

"In connection with the stable radiation situation and the lack of a real threat of radioactive contamination of the Primorsky Territory of North Korea, in Primgidromete canceled on high alert," — said in a statement.

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About 2.5 million cubic meters of snow removed from the streets of Moscow for four days

About 2.5 million cubic meters of snow removed from the streets of Moscow for the last four days, told reporters on Monday, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Public Works Pyotr Biryukov.

"For four days snegosplavnyh item was disposed of about 2.5 million cubic meters of snow. On his last day all 550 thousand cubic meters, which are designed for our snegosplavy were loaded," — said Biryukov.

According to him, at present the average daily temperature in the capital, seven degrees below normal, so it has to clean up in a rather extreme conditions. Deputy mayor also asked motorists to comply

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Storm de-energized plant in the south-eastern U.S.

In the south-eastern U.S. hit a powerful cyclone that killed 45 people already. Suffered the most from the weather, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Virginia. The storm brought heavy rain, hail and hundreds of tornadoes. In Virginia, as a result of the tornado was de-energized NPP "Surrey" in the south-eastern part of the state. Both units of the nuclear power plants were turned off automatically.

According to local media on Saturday because of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the "Surrey" has failed power distribution substation. Was damaged and the road leading to the station.

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Weather in Old New Year in Russia will be close to normal

Weather in most parts of Russia in the next five days will be close to normal, strong cold expected in the Urals, told the director of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand.

According to him, the weather in early 2013 in the European part of Russia was by 2-4 degrees above normal, the Asian — much lower, sometimes by 8-9 degrees.

"(January 12-16), much of European and Asian conditionally designated in blue, the temperature is near or below normal, and only the southern regions of European Russia are colored brown and red (temperature above the norm — Ed.)" —

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