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Wellington is under the influence of slow earthquakes

May 30, 2013. Under New Zealand's capital city is most interesting seismic event — it is above the place where the earth is with a magnitude equivalent to an earthquake magnitude of 7 points. Despite the fact that such a strong push claims to be the strongest in the last 150 years, its presence can be confirmed only seismological reports and graphs as well as the phenomenon belongs to the category "silent earthquakes. "

Such a wobble in the Earth's crust is possible because of the deep movement called "slip Kapiti" or "shift Kapiti" west of Wellington at

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Heavy rains in Italy and Spain

Heavy rains in Italy and Spain Natural Disasters

The southern regions of Italy and Spain are covered by heavy rains. After several deaths in the last month Italians tend to think that the country is a magnet for heavy rains.

Recent flood occurred in the afternoon of 24 November 2011. As a result of a massive landslide in the municipality of soapwort in the region of Sicily killed 4 people. In the neighboring region of Calabria floodwaters and landslides disrupted transport trains and destroyed a number of railway bridges. At last count, 21 people were killed in floods in Italy.

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In the Northern Hemisphere in 1816 was the summer

May 31, 2013. The reason for this anomaly was the natural eruption of the Tambora volcano, which is located on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. For settlement 200 years it was the most violent eruption of the volcano. Ash rose into the air to a height of 2.5 km. This explosion was the fact that was destroyed by the upper part of the mountain. In the air was ejected 145 km? rocks, ash and toxic gases. Many people who have witnessed the eruption of the volcano and the tsunami that it triggered, have suffered from a lung infection because

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Climate change threatens Nile and Limpopo

Climate change threatens Nile and Limpopo Weather and Climate

Nile is the longest river in the world. It flows through the Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Egypt, defining political relationships of East Africa. Limpopo — Central River in southern Africa, which is making its way through Mozambique.

The widespread increase in temperature and changes in rainfall patterns can greatly affect the Nile and Limpopo. Consequently, the country through which the rivers are at risk of 'water' conflicts.

In the study of rivers, scientists have concluded that the introduction of drip irrigation in

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Mexico is on the hurricane Barbara

May 30, 2013. Mexico is on the hurricane "Barbara". The looming on Mexico tropical storm turned into a hurricane. The strongest wind rips rooted trees, roads flooded. Rescuers reported two deaths.

Hurricane "Barbara" struck on May 29 on the southern coast of Mexico. He walked 130 km from the port of Salina Cruz in Oaxaca. Wind speed was 120 km / h The roads were drowned in the water, the trees being uprooted.

Local emergency services reported that two men were killed. One of them — 61-year-old surfer from the United States — was drowned in a storm.

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It's time scientists set an example for reducing the "carbon footprint"

It's time scientists set an example for reducing the "carbon footprint" to save the planet

From November 28 to December 9, 2011 will be a meeting of politicians in Durban, South Africa, to discuss the program of action in the face of climate change, which are the result of human activity. However, all this is due to the scientists, who presented the problem of the public and people began to call on the world to develop "green" behavior.

Everyone knows what to do and how to reduce carbon emissions. In fact, it appears that not only is very difficult for

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Hurricane Kenneth reached category 4

Hurricane Kenneth reached category 4 Natural Disasters

23 November hurricane Kenneth attained immense force that has been assigned Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. He is considered the strongest the November storm in the last 200 years.

The projected path of Hurricane lying outside urban areas, but still be dangerous waterways.

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Pacific hurricane Barbara could become the Atlantic hurricane Andrea

Hurricane "Barbara" over Central America, 19:30 GMT, May 29, 2013 © Sputnik «Agua» | MODIS / NASA

June 1, 2013. "Barbara", a tropical storm the eastern Pacific Ocean, has ceased to exist, but still retains the potential to get a new life as the first Atlantic tropical cyclone. By typing a hurricane category 2, May 29 "Barbara" hit Mexico near Acapulco and brought to the state of Chiapas to 407 mm of rain in 18 hours. The storm intensified in a remarkably short time, having risen from depression to a hurricane in just 21 chas.Uragan "Barbara" over Central

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Floods in the Kenyan capital

Floods in the Kenyan capital of Natural Disasters

Several days of heavy rains caused damage to many residents of Nairobi. While the whole country is celebrating the rains, anticipating a bumper crop, the capital's residents are struggling to cope with the consequences of showers Sunday: blackout, violation of traffic, flooded houses.

In connection with the continuing rains and storms caused by high humidity, moving to the west of the Indian Ocean, is not expected to improve the situation.

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Statistics on Chile for five days

Feb. 27 off the coast of Chile, an earthquake of magnitude 8.8. This was followed by dozens of earthquakes and aftershocks. In total, during the first five days of 180 aftershocks were recorded, then the activity began to subside. But so far recorded earthquakes above 6 points.

Source: USGS

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Coordinates:

MAGNITUDE UTC DATE-TIME LATdeg LONdeg DEPTH km Region

February 27 MAP 8.8 2010/02/27 06:34:15 -35.846 -72.719 35.0

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