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Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred in the U.S., there is no information about victims

Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred in the north of California, said on Monday night the U.S. Geological Survey website (USGS).

According to the service, tremors were reported in Monday's 13.07 local time (01.07 MSK Tuesday). The earthquake lies at a depth of 32.9 kilometers. The epicenter was located at a distance of 10 kilometers to the south-west of the city Ueytchpek (Weitchpec).

Information on casualties or damage were reported.

Earthquakes occur periodically such power in the area after the April 4, 2010, when a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred in the north of the Mexican state of Baja California.

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Scientists have found in Kamchatka algae living in boiling water

Siberian genetics during the expedition to the Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka found eight types of microbial communities, among them — dark green filamentous algae that survive at temperatures up to 98 degrees, according to the website of Kronotsky reserve.

Studies of biological systems developing in extreme conditions, for three years took place in springs near the volcano caldera, in the Valley of Geysers and Death Valley. Summing up the results, Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences presented the results of studies of thermophilic microorganisms collected in the summer of 2012.

As Deputy Director for Science Kronotsky

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In London, the cyclone did not fly planes in Poland — people are dying

Due to heavy snowfall about a third of international flights not fly today from London airports, said "Russia 24?.

In the terminal, Heathrow canceled two flights to Moscow. Other planes have to go to Russia on schedule. Powerful cyclone brought a lot of problems and ground transportation. Drifts on the roads, snow removal equipment can not handle.

The effects of severe snowfall in a quarter century and eliminate in Rome. Emergency services to the disaster were not ready. Roads were built many kilometers of traffic jams. More than 150,000 people were left without electricity. The victims of

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Due to heavy snowfall in Romania killed 5 people

Due to heavy snowfall, which lasted for three days, and a sharp decrease in air temperature in Romania, 5 people were killed.

Blocked the main highways linking the Romanian capital with the southern and eastern regions of the country. Roads in snowdrift were more than 1 thousand cars. In half of the 40 districts of the country introduced an increased level of risk.

Romania was not ready for such a shock element. As pointed out by Prime Minister Emil Boc, have taken the necessary measures to eliminate the consequences of possible snow, but their scale exceeded all expectations — in

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The collapse of infrastructure due to heavy rains in Brazil

A state of emergency was declared in Brazil due to heavy rains. In just two weeks in January element left homeless more than 200,000 people.

Over the banks of the river destroyed eight bridges and many roads. Element caused numerous landslides. The most seriously affected by seasonal flooding the state of Minas Gerais, in the 52 cities where the situation is catastrophic. The authorities have reported hundreds of dead and missing.

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What pollutant most dangerous for our planet?

Recently a group of researchers analyzed several key pollutants, taken from locations with unfavorable ecological situation in 49 countries. According to the analysis, it became apparent that the most dangerous substance in terms of health and sustainable development in the world is lead, which gets us out of the earth during the industrial extraction, smelting and, oddly enough, the process of battery recycling cars.

If you take the statistics for the year 2012, in one form or another lead pollution has damaged the health of 16 million people in the world. As a rule, lead causes of kidney

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The coastal towns of Queensland tornado swept

A series of three mini-tornado swept through the central part of the Australian state of Queensland. During the disaster affected 17 people, two of them with serious injuries after their car under the pressure of strong wind fallen tree. Damaged many buildings, including government offices, a bowling club and shops. The area near the Gladstone declared a disaster area. All residents of the communities surrounding Bundaberg evacuated. Another two thousand evacuation is recommended.

Most likely, a tornado were echoes of the ex-cyclone Oswald, which caused a lot of flooding in the state a few days earlier. The tornado

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Element is de-energized for more than 70 settlements in Karelia

Strong wind and snow that hit the southern and western parts of Karelia, have led to new accidents in the regional power grid. As reported in the Directorate for Emergency Situations Ministry of Kazakhstan, about 6 o'clock in the morning there was power outage in 71 village republic, home to more than 20,000 people, according to vesti.karelia.ru

Deenergized many social projects, including three boilers, kindergarten, hospital and school. In the restoration work on power lines and elimination of elements involved 30 teams branch of IDGC "Karelenergo" and more than 40 vehicles.

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The number of flood victims in the Philippines has reached 652 people

The number of flood victims in the Philippines has reached 652 people. This is reported in the statement of the Red Cross. Another 808 people are reported missing.

Torrential rains and floods were caused by tropical storm "Uoshi," which reached the shores of the southern islands of the Philippine archipelago — Mindanao — in the middle of December.

It is reported that flood waters destroyed the town and washed away entire villages. Most residents element caught by surprise, because the flow of water and mud from the mountains struck the house at night. The greatest number of people killed

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In Poland, a hurricane swept crazy: what are the consequences?

News Europe, Poland. Last Saturday, Poland has covered the most powerful element in a strong wind, which reached speeds of 140 kilometers per hour. As a result of this rampant natural forces suffered three residents.

According to the news agency RIA Novosti quoted Jaroslaw Wojtasik, a member of the Provincial Fire Guard commandant in the southern Polish city of Katowice, the most by the disaster affected populations Pszczyna, Bielsko-Biala and around Tesin.

Hurricane force winds on Saturday brought down the roofs of many houses, felled many trees, power lines posryval. The popular resort of Zakopane, some residents and tourists

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