More than 75 thousand homes in Okinawa Prefecture de-energized due to typhoon

More than 75 million homes in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa were without electricity due to hit the island on Monday night a powerful typhoon "Bolaven" TV channel NHK.

Brunt of the disaster occurred in nine am local time (04.00 MSK). In the area of the typhoon were the island of Okinawa and Amami region in Kagoshima Prefecture.

There are reports of casualties. At present, according to local authorities, in Okinawa Prefecture injured six people, another person injured in Kagoshima Prefecture. No casualties have been reported so far.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, now a typhoon is 270 kilometers

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Maritime rescuers warn of heavy snowfall

GUMCHS Russia's Primorsky Krai issued an urgent warning of heavy snow in the southeast region.

"According to the Maritime UGMS, morning and afternoon, Feb. 7 at Vladivostok, Nakhodka, guerrilla and Artem urban districts, BUT Fokino, BUT Bolshoi Kamen, Kavalerovskii, Lazo, Olginskiy, partisan, Shkotovsky municipalities expected to be very heavy snow in of 20 millimeters or more in 12 hours or less, with the wind 18-23 meters per second in some areas with gusts up to 25-30 meters per second, "- said in a statement.

It is noted that due to the bad weather may increase the number of road accidents,

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Magnitude 5 earthquake occurred in Azerbaijan

Seismic Monitoring Centre of Georgia State University, Ilia on Friday recorded an earthquake of magnitude 5, the epicenter of which was in the territory of Azerbaijan, near the border with Georgia.

"The equipment of our center in 18.46 (local time) recorded an earthquake of magnitude 5 on the same territory, where the May 7 earthquake with magnitude 5.7," — said the representative of the Centre.

Tremors felt and residents of Tbilisi. The destruction and the victims are still unknown.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey website, the magnitude of the earthquake was 4.8. Quake epicenter was located 14 kilometers east-north-east

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Medvedev urged to intensify efforts to reduce the burden on the environment

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged the ministry and strengthen the work of experts in 2013 to mitigate the adverse impact on the environment, improve monitoring in this area and strengthen the rule of law, punishing violators with fines and imprisonment.

"Strengthening the rule of law in the field of environmental security — this is a very important direction. Fines and criminal liability not only decide, but should be fined and put" — Medvedev said at a meeting on the activities in the field of environmental protection in 2013.

The Prime Minister emphasized that no developed country "such barbaric attitude

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Road traffic on a number of roads closed due to rain Sakhalin

Several roads in the south of Sakhalin Island are closed to traffic due to heavy rainfall erosion cloth, told RIA Novosti the Sakhavtodor.

In August, in the Sakhalin region dominated several rain storms. Storm warnings for heavy rainfall in Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands were declared 10, 13, 16 and 19 August. The twenty-first of August in Dolinsky, Kholmsk, Aniva, Nevel, Korsakov and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk experienced heavy rains (15-29 millimeters). Heavy rainfall (over 30 mm) fell at night on August 23 in 12 of 19 districts.

"Heavy rainfall caused the erosion of bed on the 129-kilometer route Nevelsk-Tomari-airport Shakhtersk. Because of

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Anadyr airport, closed because of the snow, took the same flight from Moscow

International airport "Anadyr" on Tuesday night for a few hours will resume on Monday interrupted thick snow cyclone and took Moscow flight delayed, but intra flights again postponed due to adverse weather conditions, told RIA Novosti the airport.

On Monday in Anadyr at temperatures 16-19 degrees below zero was heavy snow and blizzards reduced visibility to 300 meters or less, the wind speed was 18 meters per second. Departure of the flight was delayed airline "Transaero" from Moscow to Anadyr to Moscow, as well as regional flights canceled in the town of Providence and the village Keperveem.

On Tuesday, the

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Frosts in Ukraine linger until February 7

Ukraine frostbitten. In the east, the temperature dropped to minus 28-mi. The peak of the cold is expected in early February and can last until February 7.

As reported podrobnosti.ua, the thermometer at night to drop to minus 30 almost the entire territory of Ukraine.

Sudden changes in temperature resulted in a large number of icicles. In the capital's housing management assert — to actively clean the roof. But failed to prevent injuries.

Ecologists have found in the Dnipropetrovsk region second Chernobyl

Scientists: "Under the Dnipropetrovsk was a nuclear explosion"

Dnipropetrovsk scientists proved — near Nikopol real second Chernobyl.

Researchers have officially confirmed that in the Nikopol district on the site of the former was mine uranium, dangerous levels of radiation.

They announced the results of the analysis of soil samples produced in a certified laboratory. Recall the recent ecologist Nikopol Babinin Yuri and his colleague from Kharkov Vedmidsky Alex said 4 km from the village found his Dovgievka Chernobyl. Environmental instruments in the wasteland left over from the mine sites showed a 20-fold excess of normal radio. In this case,

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Heuvel will design in the Altai Mountains of solar power

Preparation for construction of the first solar power plant in the remote area power shortage Altai Republic will begin in 2012, the project cost has not been determined, said the deputy chairman of the regional government, Robert Paltaller.

In the Altai Republic at present no own sources of power generation, power is by overhead cables Bijskogo power unit. Experts notice a permanent deficit of energy supply. In addition, because of long chains, according to experts, during the delivery of electricity to remote areas, much of it is lost in transit.

According to the deputy, for development of alternative energy Gorny

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On a street in Moscow there was a major sinkhole

On a street in the south-east of Moscow on Tuesday night there was a major failure grunta.Yama ten meters in length, five — in width and seven — in depth formed in the immediate vicinity of the construction site at the house 12/14 at Krasnokazarmennaya street where elevated office building. As specified in law enforcement, it interyard territory, the incident did not affect the traffic on the street. According to preliminary reports, no one was hurt, now on the site of the failure, which is fenced, work all the city services that are trying to find out the cause.

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