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In the Indian mountains avalanches

In the Indian mountains avalanches Natural Disasters

February 23 in Kashmir, a mountainous region Sonamarg, during an avalanche killed military patrolling the province. Headquarters where they were located, because of snowdrifts cut off from the Railways. The second avalanche came down in Davar, located on the border of India and Pakistan. From completely snow-covered local military camp were rescued thirteen people.

The updated death toll in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is 11 people from the personnel, eight missing. Operations on their search is still going on. A third avalanche descended on Ramvari fortunately there were no injuries.

In

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China is coming to the South this year's first tropical storm

June 22, 2013. China is coming to the South this year's first tropical storm. This was reported today the State Meteorological Administration of China.

As noted in the report of management on the afternoon of June 22, tropical storm "Bebinka» / Bebinca / reach outside the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. "Bebinka" came on Friday and is expected to bring with it showers in the southern areas of the country.

See also: In China, the expected severe typhoon season

For this reason, the State Meteorological Administration, China has established a blue, a lower level of anxiety. Meteorologists advise

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A new class of exoplanets

A new class of exoplanets Facts

Planet, covered with a layer of water vapor and having a dense atmosphere, scientists identified in a separate class of exoplanets. Weight open in 2009, the planet GJ 1214b, which is attributed to this class, seven times the weight of the Earth's diameter is 2.7 times greater.

Artist view on dwarf stars, around which a GJ 1214b.

Discovered planet orbits the red dwarf star that is half the size of the sun. The surface temperature of the star is less than 4 thousand K, about 2000 K lower than the temperature of the sun.

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Switzerland is a storm hit

June 21, 2013. In Geneva, large hail damaged dozens of cars. The houses are broken windows, on the roads — fallen trees. Six people sought help from physicians. According to meteorologists, wind gusts reached 130 km per hour.

There was a disruption to the Geneva airport. Authorities estimated the damage at 15 million francs. Hurricane hit the southern regions of France. There are flooded dozens of homes. Despite all these measures, the three men were killed.

At the other end of the world in New Zealand because of the strong snow storm canceled hundreds of flights. In the capital,

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Elevated levels of tritium found in ground water in Virginia

Elevated levels of tritium found in ground water in Virginia Danger Zone

Near a nuclear power plant in Virginia recorded elevated levels of tritium, a radioactive form of the weak. February 17, 2012 Richmond utilities has been informed of the contamination of water substance, the amount of which is two times higher than the standard for drinking water.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported that radiation is not a threat to society, as the water of nearby Lake Anna and the water is safe. Source of radiation has not yet been identified, but two reactors in Louisa County are excluded from the

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Africa has the snow

Africa has the heavy snow weather and climate

Severe winter snow and frost, recently fell on Europe, is not passed by the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. Eastern region of the Atlas Mountains in north-eastern Algeria and the north-west of Tunisia most affected by snow storms that have come from Europe. An unprecedented number of snow isolated several villages, forcing local officials to assist with air.

Massive Arctic cyclone in Mediterranean humidity caused especially heavy snowfalls. Unlike most of the countries of North Africa, which is dominated by the dry desert climate of the Sahara region of the Atlas Mountains

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The model of the movement of garbage in the Pacific Ocean

The model of the movement of garbage in the Pacific Ocean Facts

Figure: Path spread wreckage and debris after the tsunami in Japan that occurred on March 11, 2011.

Almost a year has passed since the day when the earthquake happened in Japan, Tohoku, and in the Pacific Ocean is still floating debris, carried away from the shore of the tsunami waves. Debris weighing about 20 tons with sea Kuroshio Current, enveloping Asia around 35 ° N, are moving to the east and covers an area of more than 3,600 km long and 1,800 km wide.

Scientists of the University

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Tropical cyclone Barry caused serious damage to large areas of Mexico

June 22, 2013. Substantial damage inflicted in Mexico torrential rains that brought Tropical cyclone "Barry". As reported on Friday, local authorities, at least one person died as a result of incurred flood damaged homes in 19 municipalities located in the eastern state of Veracruz.

Torrential rains triggered mudslides gatherings of about 20 that damaged the highway and residential buildings over a large territory in the state of Veracruz. To protect people, the government administrative district created some temporary dormitories, where available, people living in the villages located in areas at risk of flooding.

Abundant rainfall in Veracruz led to the

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Alaska volcano woke up one more

Alaska volcano awoke another danger zone

Some of the active volcanoes in the Aleutian Islands joined Kanaga Volcano, located 50 km to the east of Adak. This is evidenced by weak ash cloud apparent in satellite images. Projected eruption may be serious enough to clouds of ash up to 6 km above sea level, so the observatory in Alaska raised alarm in the region to the yellow level. The last time Kanaga erupted in 1994, but the lava flows and explosive material were minor.

It should be noted that on 15 February near Adak was a 5.2 magnitude earthquake with

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Scientists: Tectonic plateau in Pakistan is moving like a caterpillar

January 16. Kohat plateau in north-western Pakistan is a special geological structure that moves on the surface of another tectonic plate small, successive short steps — about the same as a caterpillar, say Indian and American geologists in an article published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Roger Bilham (Roger Bilham) from the University of Colorado at Boulder (USA) and his colleagues believe that "tracked" nature of the movement was the cause of the mysterious plateau earthquake May 20, 1992, the force of which reached 6 on the Richter scale. To date, this event is considered the most powerful earthquake

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