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Volcanic tremors in the Canary Islands a concern

Volcanic tremors in the Canary Islands are perilous Natural Disasters

Since 17 July 2011, the National Geographic Institute of Spain counted over 10,000 earthquake on one of the Canary Islands El Hierro.

October 9, 2011 were recorded seismic tremors force 4.3. They are believed to have caused the underwater volcanic eruption October 11, 2011 at a depth of about 1,500 meters. In the town of La Restinga, located 5 kilometers from the eruption began the evacuation of over 500 people.

In the city of La Frontera evacuated about 50 residents over concerns of landslides.

In 1793, at the El Hierro

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In the valley of Kedarnath occurred deadly landslide

June 19, 2013. The tragedy happened in one of the valleys of the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, where people are struggling to cope with the consequences of the terrible floods, has now claimed the lives of 131 people. Landslide virtually wiped out the village Kedrnath where the famous Hindu temple.

According to preliminary data, the disaster claimed the lives of 50 villagers. The fate of more than 6,000 people still do not know, 20 of them were servants of the temple. The search for the missing much more complicated, since a landslide severely damaged landing area for helicopters

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Japan offers even more powerful earthquake and tsunami

April 18. Japan's government listens to the echo of last year's earthquake and tsunami: underwater faults that surround the country, can lead to more serious disasters than had been thought. Last week, officials in charge of disaster management, informed the office of the simulation results, which showed that there is a danger of a tsunami even more terrible than the Tohoku.

The data were obtained by a research team headed by Katsuyuki Abe, professor emeritus University of Tokyo. Scientists have upgraded the official model by incorporating recent major earthquakes — including last year's magnitude 9.0 Japanese and Chilean,

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The loss of life from seismic landslides

May 12 — the third anniversary of the devastating earthquake Venchuanskogo, also known as Sichuan. In honor of this sad date of Chengdu University of Technology organized a conference on the problem of landslides induced by earthquakes. My presentation will be held in the morning session and the main focus of it is on the loss of life from landslides caused by earthquakes. I will also mention our journal Nature Geoscience, leaving on Sunday, in the discussion regarding the mass balance in the mountain range. I also write about this interesting issue in the blog.

Question deaths also mentioned

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Flooding in India: need to save tens of thousands of people. Photos from the

Indian officials acknowledge that the rescue efforts are not coordinated

June 22, 2013. In north India carried out large-scale operations to save tens of thousands of people cut off from the outside world by the floods. Element has already claimed nearly 600 lives.

Military rescue survivors in the mountainous state of Uttarakhand with helicopters. For evacuation also run special trains.

Indian authorities characterize the situation as a "national crisis". More than 40,000 people are in need of help.

Officials acknowledge that the rescue efforts are poorly coordinated.

Meteorologists meanwhile promise new rains.

This year, at the beginning of

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World leaders will refuse to save the planet

A boy stands next to a large bottle with the message "It's time to save lives in Cancun," set on the beach in Cancun organization «Oxfam International». Unable to find a solution to the problem of global climate change, the heads of state will spend the next two weeks in Cancun during the annual conference of the 193 nations of the UN. (AP Photo / Israel Leal)

Keep global warming at a relatively safe level of less than 2 degrees over the next 50 years is almost impossible, recognize the summit on climate change, which will start its

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The consequences of the landslide in the Tasman region of New Zealand

June 17, 2013. The landslide that occurred in the settlement of Marahau, located 19 km north of Motueka, claimed the life of 63-year-old New Zealander. The cause of the disaster was the flooding in the Tasman region of New Zealand. Which lasted about 18 hours rainfall to soak the ground on which stood the house of the deceased woman, and demolished the building together with the foundation to slope downward. Neighbors were trying to find the victim, but to no avail.

Width slipped down the slope of the formation of land was about 20 meters and a length

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Off the coast of Portugal, a new subduction zone

June 18, 2013. Geologists at Monash University in Melbourne, a study was conducted that showed that the Atlantic coast of Portugal passes the formation of a new active subduction zone. Earlier passive margin south-western outskirts of Iberian lithospheric plate and the bottom of the ocean begin to interact.

As is usually the case with subduction, one lithospheric plate sinks beneath the second and goes deeper into the Earth's mantle. These tectonic changes near to Portugal suggest that over time, the area will decrease the Atlantic Ocean, and Europe will be much closer to North America. So far, geologists say,

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Increase in greenhouse gas emissions in Europe

Increase in greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, scientists have proved

Greenhouse gas emissions have increased over the last year in Europe, but the EU continues to be guided by fixed quotas Kyoto agreement.

For the year 2010 in Europe, an increase in emissions of 2.4%, while in 2009 was 7% decline. This is explained by the general economic growth and the long winter season, due to which the use of fuels for heating was increased.

The 1990 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10.7% proved to be much higher than the required 8% in the period 2008-2012. Unilaterally end the

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Tropical Storm Andrea sights on the Florida peninsula

June 7, 2013. After Tropical Storm Andrea on a well-drained. Cuba, forcing local authorities to declare a flood warning, his new goal became peninsula and Florida in the U.S.. Heavy downpours have become a real threat to the local resorts and the southern and central regions according to preliminary forecasts could be seen tornadoes and hail.

Wind speed, storm leading to the mainland reached 95 km / h, and the system was moving to the northeast at a speed of 22 km / h State expected heavy and prolonged rainfall, as in Cuba, the rain came about a

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