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Earthquake in Guatemala caused severe damage to the monuments of history

Experts assess the damage otsilnogo earthquake in Guatemala last week that killed 42 people, showed lesions in numerous historical and cultural heritage of this Central American country, local media reported.

According to some data, the earthquake caused the Nov. 7 death of 42 people and 155 injured, another 18.7 thousand evacuated. Economy of some regions of Guatemala was a large loss of the element damaged about 10,000 buildings.

In the department of San Marcos, the most affected by the earthquake, a lot of damage caused by the so-called "Mayan Palace" and the municipal building "Quetzal". In the department of Quetzaltenango

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New quake registered a magnitude of 5.1 in Guatemala

A new earthquake measuring 5.1 recorded off the Pacific coast of Guatemala, about 200 kilometers from the capital, the site of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Quake was recorded at 02.42 MSK Thursday. Its center lies at a depth of 35.1 kilometers. The epicenter was located 54 kilometers south-west of the city Champeriko.

It is in this area six hours before a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.4. According to the latest data, the number of victims to at least 39 people. Hospitalized more than 155 wounded. The number of missing had reached 100.

Element destroyed more than 50 houses in the

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New storm approaching the victim from Sandy to New York

Of New York evacuated several nursing homes and recommend to the population in the affected by the hurricane "Sandy" areas to leave their homes before moving to a new city a heavy storm, said on Wednesday agentstvoAssoshieyted Press.

"By the force of a new storm does not compare with the" Sandy "and not strong enough to declare the evacuation. But for reasons of precaution, we ask people to move out of certain areas on the hill" — said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

On Tuesday evening, the authorities transferred more than 600 people living in nursing homes in Queens. The

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New blow disaster waiting Kuban: water in the rivers rise, may sit

Glaucus Emergencies Ministry in Krasnodar region on Wednesday announced an emergency alert because of the possibility of debris flows in the river descent Mzymta in Sochi, as well as because of rising water levels in the rivers Kuban by heavy rains.

"According to the Krasnodar Regional Hydrometeorological, because of expected heavy rains in the morning and afternoon in the watershed of the river Mzymta in Sochi on the Rye Brook area — the river is expected Psluh mud flows" — said the agency.

Because of the elements may be flooded coastal areas, technology platforms in the construction of Olympic facilities,

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New storm could strike the eastern United States during the presidential election

Forecasters do not rule out the formation of the Atlantic Ocean is a storm, the parish is in the eastern U.S. will coincide with the presidential election, as well as complicate the reconstruction work after Hurricane "Sandy," television channel Current TV.

According to experts of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, ECMWF), on the night of November 6, when the U.S. presidential election will be held in the Atlantic Ocean east of the coast of Georgia and South Carolina area can be formed low blood pressure.

Such an atmospheric phenomenon, according to the

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Almost 60% of the area of Venice sank under water due to heavy rains

Heavy rains that came down to the last days in Italy, caused the flooding of most of Venice, including the famous St. Mark's Square, which on Wednesday was completely under water.

According to local media, which had risen in the lagoon water flooded 58% of the city. It is expected that by midnight local time (03.00 MSK) the water level in Venice rises to 1 meter 40 centimeters — the last time to the mark the water rose over Christmas in 2010.

According to experts, the "high water" at around 110 centimeters would stay in the city for the next

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Old American plant will survive hurricane Sandy at stop

Old American Oyster Creek nuclear power plant can easily survive the hurricane "Sandy" if its reactor will be shut down, RIA Novosti said the deputy director of the Institute of Nuclear Safety Sciences Rafael Harutyunyan.

The U.S. Commission on Nuclear Energy (NRC) hurricane "Sandy" announced on Tuesday night the second of four levels of severity for Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in the state of New Jersey.

"If the projected hurricane force" Sandy "may exceed the design levels of external influence on the plant, the plant should simply stop providing cold shutdown conditions with the necessary safety features. In this

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Increased level of risk in nuclear power plants in the United States because of Hurricane Sandy

The U.S. Commission on Nuclear Energy (NRC) hurricane "Sandy" announced on Tuesday night the second of four levels of severity for Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in the state of New Jersey, said in a press release on the website of the Commission.

The reason for raising the threat level has exceeded the maximum water level in the water intakes station caused tidal and wave Surges arising under the influence of strong winds from Hurricane "Sandy."

According to the report, Oyster Creek nuclear power plant at the time of approaching hurricane was scheduled off for maintenance and restart of nuclear

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Heavy rains disrupted power supply in the capital of Argentina

Heavy rains severely disrupted subway and public transport in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, a few hundred people were evacuated in several areas of broken power supply, reported Monday by local authorities.

Downpours and strong wind began in the Argentine capital and its suburbs on Sunday night and lasted until Monday morning. Element caused the most damage in La Matanza, Avellaneda, Lanús and Quilmes. According to preliminary reports, one person was killed.

Due to flooding in the streets was disrupted two lines of the Moscow metro, and two lines of suburban trains. On the roads formed huge traffic jams,

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More than 1,000 people have fled their homes due to heavy flooding in Indonesia

Element destroyed more than 200 homes and a number of public facilities. No information about the victims. The incident occurred late in the evening on October 21.

© Matej Hudovernik | Shutterstock.com According to a representative of the National Service for Emergency Situations Indonesia, torrential rains in the mountainous areas of the country led to the flood Eranouli which flooded village near Panya, the province of Papua. The water in the village has risen to the level of two meters, the people had to climb the nearby vozvyshennosti.Stihiya also damaged the building of hospitals and clean water supply

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