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Volcano ash Kizimen sleep two Kamchatka village

Ash falls caused by the eruption of a volcano in eastern Kamchatka Kizimen, held in towns and Esso Anavkay Bystrinsky district, told RIA Novosti the Regional Ministry of special programs.

"A powerful ash explosions occurred from the crater Kizimov at 7.38 local time (23.38 MSK medium). Loop stretches for hundreds of kilometers to the north-west of the giant" — the source said.

According to him, in the villages and Esso Anavkay fell characteristic Kizimov ash gray color, there is a smell of hydrogen sulfide.

"While the need for any additional security measures not. Along with this population is recommended whenever

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Predict the occurrence of tsunami easier

Predict natural phenomena — a vital issue. For example, in the case of a tsunami. On the Pacific coast, is now working a modern framework that predicts the emergence of destructive waves. In shallow water along the shore put sensors, automatically transmit information to special centers. Automated meteokompleks minute processes the data and provides forecasts. We need only to download to a computer on the status of the soil, water and air. Larissa Bahronova does it every three hours. In any weather. Box with touch sensor gives figures and graphs. Summing up — processing of the evidence. They compare their

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Volcanoes as a source of energy

In Sakhalin and Kamchatka volcanoes are used as an alternative source of energy that this region of Russia is very profitable. Geothermal power plants are working here for a long time, and the station on Kunashir Island is also unique in that, in addition to electricity, it also generates heat.

The energy of the volcano as a source of heat and light for the person — a principle at the heart of this geothermal power station. It is located right at the foot of a volcano on the Sakhalin Mendeleev Kunashir Island. Geothermal power plants is still in Kamchatka and

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Plate tectonics, Earth

Two hundred million years ago, you could walk to go overland from Australia to North America. Many dinosaurs and other terrestrial vertebrates have repeatedly done the this way. Map showing location of the oceans and continents of the time, would have seemed to us completely unfamiliar. Continents change their location in a geological process called continental drift. It explains the theory of plate tectonics. Continent, surrounded by larger slabs of oceanic crust moves over the surface of the globe at a rate quite noticeable on the scale of geologic time, and the process continues to this day.

San Andreas fault

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In the ocean near Indonesia was discovered a huge underwater volcano acting

Its height is about 3.8 thousand meters, according to a press release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the USA (NOAA).

The volcano, located at a depth of about 5.5 thousand meters, called Kavio Barat. He was discovered and investigated by remotely operated deep-sea probe, which is equipped with a new research ship Okeanos Explorer. Probe with sonar and video cameras can be deep-card landscape.

Okeanos Explorer has started a large-scale study of the ocean floor a month ago, said the Associated Press. During this time the ship investigated about 6.2 thousand square kilometers of the surface. Following

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Described a new seism

Cascadia subduction zone in the north-western United States (Figure authors work).

The earth trembles, not only because of volcanoes and earthquakes, friends. Scientists of the University of Washington (Seattle, USA) for details about the recently discovered phenomenon called "deep concussion» (deep tremor).

Strictly speaking, this process should be called non-volcanic tremor. Previously it was thought that it is the flow of magma beneath volcanoes. Now scientists know that this phenomenon occurs deep in the ground long before the earthquake, in an area where two tectonic plates "scratch" each other.

Non-volcanic tremor is not as obvious as volcanic,

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In 2012, the expected eruption supervolcano

Supervolcanoes — the most destructive force on the planet. Power of their eruptions thousands of times more than ordinary volcanoes. While they were asleep for hundreds of thousands of years, the magma is trapped in huge tanks inside their mouths. But once she poured on the surface of the earth with apocalyptic force, capable of destroying entire continents. + (Wiki Info)

Such sleeping "monsters" in the world just a few. The last eruption was in tremendous Tobe in Sumatra 75,000 years ago. This eruption changed life on Earth. Thousands of cubic kilometers of ash into the atmosphere, and the

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Plume of ash from a volcano in Kamchatka Kizimen stretches for 440 km

Ash plumes from the beginning of months ago a volcanic eruption in Kamchatka Kizimen extend to a distance of 440 kilometers, according to RIA Novosti, the representative of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, Far Eastern Branch of RAS.

"The clouds of ash and plumes extending the last day of the south-east of the volcano, can be clearly seen in satellite images. Kizimov in the area, in addition, there is a thermal anomaly with a temperature of around 47 degrees Celsius with an ambient temperature of 26 degrees below zero," — said.

Seismologists recorded daily about 200 local earthquakes in

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Indonesian volcano crater of Bromo began outflow of lava

Indonesian volcano crater of Bromo, located in the eastern part of the country's most populous island of Java, last night began outflow of lava, reports on Thursday the national Antara news agency referring to the Indonesian volcanologists.

"Burning lava erupted at night", — said one of the leaders of the Centre of Volcanology and reduce geological risks (TSVSGR) countries Gede Svantika (Gede Suantika).

According to him, Bromo, known as the most beautiful "fire mountain" in Indonesia, where the only active volcanoes, there are over a hundred, for the past 11 days, emits clouds of ash to a height of up

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Karymsky ejects ash column to a height of 4.3 km

One of the most active of 29 active volcanoes of Kamchatka — Karymsky ejects ash column to a height of up to 4.3 kilometers, told RIA Novosti on Monday, a representative of the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

"Seismic stations registered in the last day in the area of the volcano about 20 local earthquakes. Karymskaya Video surveillance is difficult, however, seismic data suggest that some earthquakes accompanied ash plumes. Height of the most powerful of which was 4.3 kilometers," — said the source.

The eruption began Karymskii January 2, 1996 to the present day continues with variable

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