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A powerful earthquake in the Solomon Islands

A powerful earthquake in the Solomon Islands Natural Disasters

Earthquake measuring 6.6 points recorded in the early morning January 9, 2012 in the Solomon Islands. The epicenter is located 38.9 km deep, 75 km west-north-west of. Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, 355 km to the east of Kira-Kira, about. San Cristobal, Solomon Islands, 584 km east-south-east of Honiara, on. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1970 kilometers east of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 2267 km north-east of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Tihoookeansky Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) does not report damage or tsunami threat.

The region is located in the south-western Pacific Ocean and is

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The eruption of the Indonesian volcano Gamalama

The eruption of the Indonesian volcano Gamalama Natural Disasters

Volcano awoke at 23:00 2 December 2011. Strong emission of ash fell asleep settlements whose residents were forced to evacuate about. Ternate, Indonesia. Reduce visibility and general weather conditions at the foot of the volcano.

News of no casualties but eruption certainly caused some panic among the local population. Exact figures about the strength of the eruption Gamalamy yet reported.

The history of volcanic eruptions:

Because of the shock wave for security on the day the local airport was closed, although the satellite ash was not visible. This is because it

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UN: Ozone hole over the past ten years has not increased. Video. Photo

The ozone hole over the past ten years has not increased due to the coordinated international efforts made to protect the ozone layer that protects the Earth from ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

This is stated in the study prepared by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) with the participation of about 300 scientists.

As highlighted in the report, the concentration of ozone in the global scale, as in the Arctic, as well as over Antarctica has not changed for the worse.

This is due to phase-out of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC),

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Kamchatka and Dagestan are waiting strong earthquake

May 28, 2013. Russian seismologists from the Institute of Physics of the Earth named Schmidt predict major earthquakes in the two regions of the country — in Dagestan in Makhachkala and Derbent to the south, as well as on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the area of the junction with the Aleutian arc, as well as in the south of the peninsula. In these areas, there are so-called "quiet zone" that can be activated within the next year.

Meanwhile, experts of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia this year, predicting strong earthquakes (magnitude 7.5 and greater) on Sakhalin Island (the

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The hurricane knocked in Odessa more than 1,000 trees, one man was killed

May 31, 2013. The hurricane knocked in Odessa more than 1,000 trees, one person was killed and many wounded.

In Odessa cleared element! Ten minutes had hurricane knock down dozens of trees and off the light in the center, a fountain and Tairova. In particular, suffered green spaces in the city garden.

"When the whirlwind came, people vacationing on summer dining areas, climbed in the window establishments, and some even dragged" — says Eugene Odessa, who met in the center of the bad weather.

According to him, badly damaged scene, prepared for the festival of ballroom dance "Cup

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Snowy invasion of the State of New York

May 28, 2013. Despite the fact that spring has fully come into its own throughout the central and southern United States, and before the summer less than a week, in the mountainous part of the state of New York fell unexpectedly impressive piece of snow. Snow storm covered the slopes of the mountain and surroundings Uaytfeys a meter of fresh snow.

Mountain peaks in the nearby Vermont received up to 457 mm of snow. Some mountain villages was about 177 mm. Vermont Last seen so thick snowfall and snowfall is on the eve of June only in 1816.

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Minitornado in the Tula region

May 23, 2013. It turns out that tornado season is in full swing not only west of the Atlantic Ocean, wind and tornadoes began to emerge in Eastern Europe. Thus, the inhabitants of a town in the Tula region, Efremov, witnessed this tornado. Previously, these types of natural disasters have never visited this town, so the townspeople emerged minismerch remember.

According to preliminary estimates which lasted about half an hour tornado damaged more than 200 buildings, 167 private houses and 29 apartment buildings in the city. Basically, houses lost their roofs. In the list of affected buildings are

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Global warming affects the evolution of

The evolution of man

During the era of global warming in the early Eocene, a type of mammal gienopodobnyh halved.

In 2006, excavations in the Big Horn Basin (Wyoming, USA) was found well-preserved jaw gienopodobnogo animal. This finding, along with the previously discovered tooth, made it possible to characterize the predator as a new, previously unknown to science species. Palaeonictis wingi named paleobotany Scott Wing, who took an active part in the study finds.

During the period of warming that occurred 55 million years ago and lasted for 200,000 years, Earth's average temperature has increased by 8.3 degrees

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15 extraordinary photographs of natural disasters

15 extraordinary photographs of natural disasters Facts

This paper presents 15 photographs, earned respect for Mother Nature.

Photo of Rain in the State of Montana, 2010 (Sean Heavey)

Wrath of nature is ruthless. To say that nature is very powerful, will be a strong understatement. Understanding it may be difficult to imagine, but sometimes pictures can capture the rare moments of power disaster.

Active volcano Chaitén in Chile in 2008. (Carlos Gutierrez)

Thyroid volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland in 2010. (Reuters / Lucas Jackson)

Storm in 2010 in Roswell, New Mexico, USA. (AP Photo / Roswell Daily Record, Mark Wilson)

Undersea

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In Chile, the volcano became more active Kopaue

May 25, 2013. In view of recent changes in the behavior of the Chilean volcano Kopaue code can be endangered if the mountain settlements was raised to "orange." Back in mid-May of the current crater appeared the first portion of gas and ash. Their emissions do not stop till now, and even increase, having spread to 100 km in the south-east.

Also on the volcano were recorded two mini-earthquakes caused by the movement of internal liquid substances in the crater. The first had a magnitude of 2.9 points, its epicenter is located about 6 km east of the main

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