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Can animals predict natural disasters?

Can animals predict natural disasters? It is interesting

What you appear association, when you hear the phrase "animal instinct"? Some special sensory perception? Premonition? Or a sixth sense? It is indisputable that the animal is feeling the need to survive in the wild. But the question is how this feeling can come to the rescue in a disaster? Researchers studying animal behavior, trying to draw a parallel between anxiety animals and natural disasters.

For animals living in the wild, life is like survival. This explains the keen sense of smell and hearing. Animals are able to respond to the vibrations

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The planet was shaking the whole day

May 25, 2013. Last day for the land were not the most simple in its history. Earthquakes of varying thickness were recorded in large parts of the globe. In addition to the strong aftershocks were felt in Russia, tremors experienced people for at least another nine regions of the world.

The very first felt the instability of the soil under the feet of the inhabitants of the island of Crete. According to the testimony of devices, the power of this earthquake reached 4.8 points. Two hours later, the news of the earthquake came from the area of Celebes Sea.

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Earthquake in the Philippines takes the lives of over 40 people

Earthquake in the Philippines takes the lives of more than 40 residents of Natural Disasters

February 6, 2012 in the central islands of the Philippines, a series of earthquakes from 4.8 to 6.7, the most powerful of which was recorded at a depth of 46.6 kilometers. Events took place in densely populated areas near the towns of Ayungon (20 km), Tayasan (12 km), Kantaup (16 km), Dzhimalalud (6 km), Apanangon (6 km).

According to the first official data from several landslides caused by the most powerful earthquake that killed about 40 people, more than 100 injured and many are still

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In Europe, the fear that the spring and summer will not come

May 24, 2013. Whereas in the European part of Russia is already summer weather — so, in Moscow in mid-May, the temperature reached 30 degrees — in some regions of Western Europe the mercury, and with it the mood of residents steadily going down.

Blocked in the middle of the Atlantic Azores anticyclone passes to the Old World polar cold. With him coming and excessive rainfall, has led, for example, to the severe flooding in Norway.

In France, in the Vosges, near the German border, motorists simply can not part with winter tires. North-east of the country in the

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On the East Coast of the U.S. was found 40 subsea gas

January 3, 2013. The research expedition discovered 40 previously unknown undersea gas sources close to the U.S. East Coast. According to government scientists, gas plumes consist primarily of methane, also known as natural gas.

Methane — a greenhouse gas, this is due to its ability to absorb heat. However, according to Carolyn Ruppel, researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey, the gas from leaking from the bottom of almost reaches the surface in sufficient concentration to climate change. She added that the volume of gas is too small for commercial development.

According to the National Administration Oceanic and Atmospheric

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Flooding in southern Texas in the United States: the first victims in San Antonio

May 26, 2013. In the south of the U.S. state of Texas torrential rains caused rivers flood and flood. The most difficult situation is in San Antonio, there is recorded the first victims of the disaster. Rescuers evacuated around 130 residents of flooded houses, cars and buses.

The most serious was the situation in the major city of San Antonio. According to forecasters, there over night dropped more than 20 inches of rain. "We recommend people to stay at home and not to travel on the road," — said Mayor Julian Castro. However, he was unhappy with the

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About 3 thousand animals had died in the north and in the center of Kazakhstan

September 7, 2013. About 3 thousand saiga Betpakdala died in Akmola and Karaganda regions (central and northern Kazakhstan), said on Saturday the press service of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of the country.

"About 1.5 thousand individuals found on the southern, western and northern shores of Lake Tengiz. Fallen antelopes are found in the lowland steppe areas, "- said in a statement.

The Ministry has assured that the fact of death of animals notified all interested state and local agencies.

"Currently, the subordinated services Committee of Forestry and Hunting MEP together with the staff of the Research Institute Biosafety

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Asian cities under threat of natural disasters

April 1. Global warming leads to such storms, droughts and heat shock, and in some places flood, the people of the world that it's time to stock plan in the event of another natural disaster not previously experienced destructive force. Should be especially on guard zones with high population density, poor regions of the planet, although from natural disturbances are not perfect, the new tropical cyclones, floods and droughts threaten everything from Mumbai to Miami.

The impact of rising temperatures and sea levels each year bring damage to the global economy U.S. $ 80 billion. Often the result

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High seismic activity, tearing Africa in two parts

In northeastern Africa, in the deserts of Ethiopia's erupting volcano Erta Ale. In the crater of the volcano was always bubbling mass of silver-black lava. But in November 2010, the volcano began erupting again, waking up after decades of inaction. (University of Bristol / Lorraine Field)

Cracks began to appear a few years ago. But in recent months, seismic activity in the north-eastern Africa has intensified, reflected in a slow and gradual break of the continent. Researchers say that lava in this area as a result of magma streamed, usually seen on the sea floor, and that eventually

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Flooding in western Greece

Flooding in western Greece Natural Disasters

In the city of Pyrgos in western Greece on February 5, floods killed 82-year old woman who was found in the citrus garden. 22 people are alive thanks to the efforts of rescue crews. For one day in the rescue received 300 calls about flooding.

At the moment, the local hospital organized the evacuation of 90 patients, the monastery threatened by a landslide. In the surrounding villages because of the heavy rains of emergency was declared.

In rescue organizations involved more than 30 fire engines and a search helicopter, two boats and tracked bulldozer,

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