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Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred in the Philippines

5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred Wednesday in the central part of the Philippine archipelago, the website Philippine Institute of Volcanology (Phivolcs).

According to seismologists, the epicenter of the quake, which was felt in the central and western parts of the Visayas, was located 26 kilometers to the north of the province Kauayan Negros Occidental. Hearth-lying 20 kilometers below the surface of the Sulu Sea.

Tsunami warning was not announced, on casualties or damage is not reported.

Philippines passes through the Pacific "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40 thousand kilometers. Time runs along the coast

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Karymsky Kamchatka ejects ash to a height of 6 km

One of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka, Karymsky ejects ash column to a height of up to six kilometers, said on Wednesday the central board regional Emergencies Ministry.

Agency said that video surveillance of volcanoes.

"At present, the area of the volcano eastern wind … Threats settlements there. Settlements in Kamchatka falling ash is not fixed," — said in a statement.

The volcano is not dangerous for the settlements, including Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, remote from Karymsky more than 100 kilometers.

The eruption began Karymskii January 2, 1996, it continues to this day with variable intensity.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in Peru

Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred 780 km north-east of the capital city of Lima, Peru, the data on casualties or damage not reported at the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tremor was recorded on Saturday at 18.57 MSK 55 kilometers south of the city Kampoverde. Its center lies at a depth of 118 kilometers.

According to the data of the Geophysical Institute of Peru was 6.0 magnitude aftershocks.

Pacific through Peru is a "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40,000 kilometers. He circles the Pacific Ocean, passing along the coasts of North and South America to

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Kamchatka region to ensure the safety of tourists in the volcano Tolbachik

The Government intends to establish Kamchatka Karian infrastructure near the erupting volcano Flat Tolbachik to ensure the safety of tourists, according to the regional government.

Flat Tolbachik began erupting on November 27 last year. In the area of the southern slope formed two fractured breakthrough with Lava — a stream of top-break was more than six kilometers from the bottom — about 20 miles. Periodically over the giant column of ash rising and gas. Heavily polluted area near Flat Tolbachik.

"Volcanologists say that such a grave nature of the eruption have not had in Kamchatka. Lava flow behavior becomes more

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About volcanism in the American Southwest

Experts on volcanic activity and public safety have expressed concern about the volcanoes in the south-western United States, as well as on how to best prepare for their activities in the future. Earlier, before the meeting, federal and state agencies have paid little attention to the response in the event of volcanic activity in this region.

Although volcanic eruptions are relatively rare in the American southwest, but in the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah are geological traces of recent volcanic eruptions, and therefore, this area is very vulnerable. In comparison with other western parts

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Rain this week may podtopit communities in 5 regions of the Russian Federation

Russian Emergencies Ministry predicts this week at high risk of flooding of human settlements because of heavy rainfall in the five subjects of the two federal districts.

"There is a risk of flooding of settlements by the passage of heavy rainfall and rainfall floods, projected in the Far East (Sakhalin Region, Khabarovsk, Primorsky Krai, southern Kamchatka), Northwestern (Karelia) federal districts," — said in a forecast center "Antistikhia "departments.

Assessment of its experts, this week is also expected intensification of mudflow processes in mountain and foothill areas of the Far East and South (Krasnodar Territory) Federal Districts.

"Explosive activity of volcanoes

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Environmentalists are watching the invasion of bears in the reserve in Kamchatka

The number of brown bears in Kamchatka Kronotsky reserve increased from 950 to 1065 individuals in ten years, moreover, bears lost their fear of people, RIA Novosti Deputy Director of the Reserve Vladimir Mosolov.

"Based on materials from aerial surveys last spring in the South Kamchatka Federal Reserve (Part Kronotsky reserve — ed.) Lives in 1065 bears. During the last aerial census in 2002 counted 950 individuals. Reduction press poaching has led not only to an increase in numbers, but also to the fact that animals tend to be more open, no longer afraid of people panic, it became easier

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Magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred off the coast of Vanuatu

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred off the coast of the island nation of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean, according to a Sunday service sayteGeologicheskoy U.S. (USGS).

According to the service, the earthquake was recorded at 10:00 local time on Sunday (3.00 MSK). Hearth lies at a depth of 35 kilometers, the epicenter of the quake was at a distance of 225 kilometers to the north-west of the second largest city in Vanuatu Luganville.

No casualties or damage, and the threat of a tsunami is not reported.

Vanuatu Islands are part of the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" — a horseshoe-shaped band

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On about. Barren volcano erupts

The volcano, located on the east of the Andaman group of islands. Barren in the Indian Ocean, began its eruption with ash emissions towers at 6 km. Due to air flow, the dominant close to the island, the ashes quickly carried away in the south-west. Fragments are fixed at a distance of 120 units from the site of the eruption. In a study of the eruption site were discovered fresh signs of flowing lava.

Due to the fact, that the visibility of the Andaman Sea for the site has deteriorated, for the entire airline industry was first declared "orange"

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Roshydromet warned about the threat of avalanches in Sakhalin

Roshydromet forecasts strong avalanche danger in the southern and central parts of the island of Sakhalin.

"In connection with the passage of cyclone regional avalanche center Sakhalin AHEM Roshydromet announced strong avalanche danger in the southern and central parts of the island … High risk of vanishing large masses of snow from the slopes of volcanoes and hills will be March 3, inclusive," — said the press service of the Ministry .

Meteorologists recommend that you refrain from visiting the avalanche slopes in the next few days.

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