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The cyclone Evan in Samoa

The cyclone Evan Natural disasters in Samoa

Storm second category of danger, named Evan, swept over the Pacific state of Samoa, which was accompanied by the wind at a speed of 165 km / h Major releases of rainfall occurred over the capital city of Apia, located on about. Upolu. The islands in this regard, a state of emergency. Brunt of the disaster was strong enough that cost two islanders life. It was learned that during the cyclone two children disappeared near the floods Vaysigano. With its coast evacuated about 400 people.

From showers affected local agricultural crops,

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In the depths of the ocean reduces the amount of cold dense water

March 22. A significant decrease in the number of cold deep waters — the so-called Antarctic Bottom Water — In the Southern Ocean in 1980 2011.

Sarah Perks from the University of Washington and Gregory Johnson of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA) found that Antarctic Bottom Water mass decreases at an average rate of about 8 million tons / s, which is about 50 times greater than the average volume flow of the Mississippi and one-quarter the Gulf Stream in the Florida Straits.

A layer of Antarctic bottom water temperatures are below zero (dark blue areas

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On the island of Sicily recorded eruption of Mount Etna

On the island of Sicily recorded eruption of Etna Natural Disasters

October 4, 2011 was the seventeenth of this year and the biggest eruption of Etna since 1992. The height of the eruption was 100 meters. In this regard, has been temporarily closed the airport in Catania.

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NASA is preparing for the observation of the approaching asteroid

NASA is preparing for the observation of the approaching asteroid Facts

November 8, 2011 Asteroid 2005 YU55 a width of 400 meters close to the ground at a distance of 325,000 kilometers, passing it. NASA claims that the asteroid will have no gravitational influence on Earth.

Asteroid 2005 YU55 is the largest known asteroid, which will pass by the Earth in the next 17 years. In 2028 the asteroid 2001 WN5 will be at a distance of 228,000 kilometers.

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Record-high tides flooded the Marshall Islands

June 28, 2013. Tiny Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean flooded record tides that swept the capital city of Majuro and forced the government to welcome the U.S. rescue team with the words "welcome to the global warming."

The strong storm waves combined with high tides flooded the runway in Majuro.

With a warmer the water level in the oceans rise. An increase in temperature also means a stronger storm surges.

"From drought to floods — my people are suffering from the effects of climate change," — said the Minister of Marshall Islands Tony de Brum.

"Thousands of

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Snowfall and snow storm in the middle of summer surprised residents of Finland

July 16, 2013. On Monday night, in some parts of Lapland, the air temperature suddenly dropped below zero, it began to snow and sleet.

In recent days, the snow has fallen in some places in the rural municipalities of Enontekiö and Kittila. Even the blizzard began, reports YLE Lappi.

Snowfall in July — not at all uncommon for Lapland. Snow cover is thicker than 20 centimeters, according to the weatherman, the last time was in Lapland in the 1970s and 1980s.

Source: Delfi

 

Snow fell in northern Finland

July 16, 2013. On the last Sunday, July 14, tourists,

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Rosrezerv open bins Motherland

October 5. Rosrezerv going to partially open the coffers of the motherland. For what it took? Assuming that the strategic reserves are made for a "rainy day" means the day has already arrived? This was on "Morning Russia" said CEO Dmitry Grishankov rating agency.

"The issue is that there is a large commodity capacity, and it can be used not only during tehnogennyi or natural disasters, but during market upheavals. Suppose the price of salt on the market went up. And here do not even need to throw salt on the market — enough to declare that the

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Heat decimated hundreds of people

July 18, 2013. This week in the UK and Northern Ireland established a record hot weather. In some places, the thermometer rose to the level of +30 ° C. Residents of Albion, who are accustomed to the cold and rainy summer season is very hard to bear the tropical heat. The victims of weather anomalies were several hundred people, according to BBC. "With the coming nine days ago in the tropical heat, only in England to seven people died," — said at the London School of Hygiene.

Anomalous temperature established and overseas. In New York and Washington red-hot air to

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Scientists have discovered underwater oases of methane

July 17, 2013. During the shooting of the seabed in the autumn of last year, the scientists on board the survey vessel noticed bubbles rising from the depths. The phenomenon has generated interest hydrobiologists and they made ready for their interest to place the expedition. Here, they found out that the seabed is in the form of methane gas bubbles, and the vicinity of this space filled with a variety of life forms.

The study researchers found that, on the ocean floor at depths of up to 1.6 kilometers inhabited by whole colonies of bacteria that are used for the

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In the north of Algeria and southern Peru earthquake occurred

July 17, 2013. The earthquake, which arose in the northern part of Algeria, had a magnitude of 4.9 and depth of the epicenter about 10 km, which is only 3.4 km away from the more residential areas, for example, Buinana, Sjöblom and Bugaroy. The epicenter of the quake the morning and the capital city of Algeria shared by only 23 km.

Information about the consequences of the earthquake is extremely small. From local radio has learned that the earthquake affected seven people, four of them were injured by falling objects in Algeria and another three in Blida. At several houses

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