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The earthquake in Japan, followed by tsunami

The earthquake in Japan, followed by tsunami Natural disasters

The Japanese islands have been two-pronged attack in the form of a magnitude 7.3 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami in the northeast of the country. Push felt good even residents of Tokyo, wave height emerged reached 1 meter. Fortunately, the official data on injuries were reported, but in the danger zone canceled trains and closed airports.

This is done to prevent the tragedy at possible aftershocks, because the current earthquake occurred just in the place where a year ago in March, the infamous event happened at Fukushima. Then killed

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The Australian state of Queensland on fire

The Australian state of Queensland on fire Natural Disasters

In the north-eastern state of Australia recorded 73 separate source of fire. The strength of the ensuing fire so large that are threatened nearby communities. People living in the area near the lake and Holiforda Broadwater already evacuated away tons of fire. Are on the verge of evacuation and other western areas of Queensland.

The fire continues to burn, despite the decrease of temperature. Contribute to its spread, dry weather and the wind, the speed of which is in the range of 35-40 km / h Forecasts for dates

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Tornado in Florida

July 13, 2013. On Monday in Tampa Bay, Florida could be seen a giant waterspout.

The funnel tornado moved over the surface of the water, then went to the land, causing little damage to homes, standing on the shore. Fortunately, no casualties.

Source: News Gismeteo

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In the Indian Ocean found traces of ancient lost continent

February 25, 2013. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote that one drop of water, a man who knows how to think, may infer the existence of the entire ocean. A team of researchers from the UK, Germany and Norway confirmed this idea with regard to the continent, instead of using the drops — the grains of sand.

The article (PDF), Published in journal Nature Geoscience, scientists have consistently developed the idea that Mascarene Plateau, were once part of the supercontinent Gondwana, and now? huge underwater elevated plain, parts of which rise above the water, forming islands, together with part of Arabian-Indian ocean

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Hurricanes have a negative impact on water quality

September 30. Water quality in lakes and other bodies of water can be significantly reduced if the global warming will increase the number of hurricanes. This statement was made by scientists from Yale University.

Last summer, the New York agglomeration of Hurricane "Irene" — it was the strongest storm in the region over the past 200 years. When the element had subsided, the team found a record high amount of dissolved organic matter in the Ashokan Reservoir and the Catskill watershed ridge, which are the main source of drinking water for the city, according to "United Press International".


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The number of flood victims in India could exceed 10,000 people

June 30, 2013. More than 10,000 people could become victims of floods and landslides in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, reports Xinhua news agency citing local authorities.

Earlier it was reported that the number of victims of elements may exceed 6,500 people. Also, local authorities said that about three thousand people in the state are reported missing.

According to the agency, in the mountainous areas of the state are now about 4 million people. Access to rescue him hampered by difficult terrain and damaged roads.

See also: NASA satellite showed the scale of the floods in

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In Ecuador, the Tungurahua volcano woke up again

July 15, 2013. Tungurahua volcano, located in the national park Sangay in the Ecuadorian Andes (Cordillera Real), on Sunday reiterated itself. The agency "RIA Novosti" with reference to the Latin American media reported the evacuation of at least 200 residents living in the immediate vicinity of the volcano.

Powerful explosion in the crater with a subsequent release of gas and a large rocky material and volcanic ash to a height of about four miles, forced the government of Ecuador declared in two central provinces of the country — Tungurahua and Chimborazo orange alert level.

In a high state

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Aurora before sunrise

Queenstown, New Zelendiya, July 10, 2013 © Minoru Yoneto |

July 14, 2013. Typically auroras occur late at night. But sometimes nature presents a surprise in the form of a colorful yellow-orange glow of the atmosphere just before sunrise.

"I did not expect to see such a bright southern lights after such a weak coronal mass ejection" — said Minoru Yoneto from Queenstown, New Zelendiya. Although the charged particles strike was very weak, not only in New Zealand, but in the U.S. and Canada, the aurora was observed up to the sunrise on June 11.

Auroras occur

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A powerful earthquake in 2015, scientists predict the East Siberia

July 15, 2013. Scientists have noted an increase in seismic activity in the Siberian Federal District. The most powerful earthquake in the last period was in the Kemerovo region, noticeable activity is logged in the Baikal region. On this occasion Portal "Sibinfo" talked to the deputy director of the Institute of the Earth's Crust doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences Cyril Levy.

— Cyril G., it seems that in Siberia became more earthquakes occur. Really now there has been increasing seismic activity?

— Yes, just recently there were two earthquakes with a difference of a few days — Barguzinskaya depression (tectonic element

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New Zealand city hit by tornado

New Zealand city hit by tornado Natural Disasters

According to witnesses, the largest city in New Zealand, there was a "mini-tornado". But his strength was enough to carry three people. Also, because of the unusual storms, seven to Auckland had to seek medical attention. More than 200 people from their homes.

The tragedy occurred on the construction site, which could not resist the onslaught of wind. A gust caught the wreckage of the building constructed and sent them to standing near the truck. Its passengers were not able to survive. As three people died, while not established. To

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