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Forest burns near Avachinsky volcano in Kamchatka

Forest protection experts are working to extinguish a forest fire at the foot of Avacha volcano in Kamchatka, the regional government said.

"Forest fire on an area of 1.5 hectares near the volcano was reported on Sunday. By Monday, fire area increased to 7.5 hectares," — said in a statement.

In the works of fire fighting involved 15 people and 4 pieces of equipment.

Since the beginning of the fire season in the region reported 22 wildfires. Fire covered 632 hectares of forest and tundra.

Avachinsky volcano is considered one of the "home of volcanoes" Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It is located 25

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On earth is born a new supervolcano

Every few million years or so in the world, a new and powerful giant volcano, which is stronger than the most active of any existing volcanoes. This can supervolcano erupted thousands of years away, its gases and lava can destroy almost all existing organisms. In another scenario, for the destruction of all life is enough for one of the eruption. Therefore, it is essential for scientists to figure out the likelihood of such a monster in our time and to determine its location and approximate time of the eruption.

Seismologists at the University of Utah suggests that somewhere

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Tolbachik volcano lava flow does not threaten the field base of scientists

Lava erupting volcano in Kamchatka Flat Tolbachik not threaten the field base volcanologists' Tolud ", said on Thursday GUMCHS on edge.

On Thursday, the Kamchatka Volcano Observatory reported that the lava flow is in the direction of base "Tolud" and it creates a real threat. Now the flow of lava is 2.7 kilometers from the base. The movement of lava continues

"The lava flow does not threaten the basis of academics, as it is on the other side of the creek, which flows into the Tolud. Due to specific relief, if the language of the lava reaches of the stream,

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Kamchatkas forests have been invaded by spiders because of the warm summer

Warm summers in the forests of Kamchatka triggered abnormal growth of the number of spiders that alarmed mushroom and berry bushes, reports Kronotsky Reserve.

"Mushroom and berry lovers are concerned about the number of abnormal spider Kamchatka flooded forest. Mushroom collectors, but have nothing to fear, all spiders are not poisonous and will disappear with the coming of autumn cold. Reason for increasing the number of arthropods — a stable warm weather. Nature finds itself justice on their creations: recent years favorable for the development of small insects and spiders eat them, serving as a pest control "- says entomologist

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Increased risk of a Colombian volcano code Shotaro

A few days ago, the activity at the volcano increased Shotaro, forcing service monitoring volcanoes raise danger code on that site with the "yellow" on the orange. Starting from June 24, 2012 in the area of the volcano was recorded 6891 earthquake, about 150 aftershocks during the day. Almost all of them had a great 5177 magnitude, but the remaining 1714 had substantial energy (0,1-2,2 points) and were concentrated in a radius of 0.1-5 km north-east of the summit Shotaro at a depth of 2-6 km.

Of course, for local residents such shocks cause no harm can not, but

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5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of New Zealand

Magnitude 5 earthquake occurred on Saturday east of the coast of the North Island in New Zealand, reported at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Aftershocks were recorded in 00.54 local time (16.54 MSK). The epicenter was located at 413 kilometers from the city of Gisborne, its center lies at a depth of 10 kilometers.

No casualties or damage were reported.

Passes through New Zealand Pacific "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40 thousand kilometers. He circles the Pacific Ocean, passing along the coasts of North and South America to the southern part of Alaska,

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia

Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred on Saturday on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Earthquakes have been recorded at 18.24 local time (15.24 MSK), the epicenter of the shock was located at a distance of 22 kilometers from the village Reule (Reuleuet). The earthquake lies at a depth of 35.6 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage were reported. Tsunami threat was not announced.

In Indonesia, located in the largest number of active volcanoes in the world, in the same country is the world's most earthquake. In 2009, the victims of a series of

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred in the north-western Argentina

Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred in the north-western Argentina, 1.2 thousand kilometers from the capital city of Buenos Aires, according to the website of Argentine National Institute of Seismic Hazard Prevention.

Information on casualties or damage were reported.

Quake was recorded at 23.05 MSK Saturday. Its epicenter was located 110 kilometers south-west of the city of San Juan, the focus lies at a depth of 119 kilometers.

According to a local radio station in the city was a small panic, people ran into the streets, fearing a repeat of the earthquake in January 1944, when the city of San Juan

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred in the area of the Fiji Islands

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred on Sunday southeast of the Fiji Islands, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Aftershocks were recorded in 01.55 local time (17.55 MSK), their epicenter was located at 63 kilometers from the island N'Doye (Ndoi). The earthquake lies at a depth of 470 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage were reported. Tsunami threat was not announced.

Through the islands of Fiji and New Zealand, the Pacific 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

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Lava flows Tolbachik volcano in Kamchatka can reach the forest

Two lava flow Plosky Tolbachik on Kamchatka together in a hot broad river, which may soon reach the border of the forest, according to Volcano Observatory village Keys.

As reported by scientists Observatory climbers who had been in the area of side-Flat Tolbachik eruption, the current level of lava in the crater dropped significantly, and the weakening of activity allowed to approach him at a distance of about 50 meters.

"The lava flow, which flows into the South-West direction, stopped. Source of the river has shifted to the east, and the lava came in two streams that are below

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