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Nightmare clouds photographed in Minnesota

Spaceweather.com portal unveiled amazing pictures taken May 10 amateur photographer in the U.S. state of Minnesota. Someone John Rogers (John Rogers) captures the strange clouds that hung in clusters from the sky.

As explained by meteorologists, these clusters are called vymyaobraznymi cloud (Mammatus Clouds). They are among the ten most rare. People rarely see such a nightmarish beauty as multimammate udder in the sky, if they appear, then immediately after the storm. Potential observers at the time, as a rule, are hiding in their homes.

John Rogers said his shot actually preceded the hurricane. As formed vymyaobraznye

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Volcano, starring in The Lord of the Rings, began erupting

Tongariro volcanic eruption in New Zealand, which "involved" in the shooting of the famous trilogy "The Lord of the Rings", occurred on Wednesday for the second time in four months, the agency Xinhua.

Tongariro is situated in the central part of the North Island, in the eponymous National Park, where ten years ago, were on location of "The Lord of the Rings." The shooting took place, including in the area of young volcano Ngauruhoe included in the Tongariro volcanic complex (in the film appeared as Mount Orodruin, which was to melt the "One Ring").

As the result of a five-minute

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Kamchatka volcano Kizimen became dangerous for aircraft

Erupting volcano in Kamchatka Kizimen throws ash to a height of over four kilometers, making it dangerous for aircraft. "Now Kizimen danger to aircraft flying in the area, the volcano assigned code orange hazard to aviation," — said on Monday the representative of the Kamchatka branch of the Geophysical Service RAS.

He explained that the abrasive particles of volcanic ash can get into the mechanisms of airliners and provoke a crash.

According to the source, as a result of the most powerful ejection of volcanic ash reached an altitude of 4 km. 500 meters above sea level.

"In the last

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From 11 to 18 January in the funnel in Berezniki revealed 11 seismic events

According to OJSC "Uralkali", on January 19, elevation of the water level in the funnel dip in the industrial area Mine 1 was 109.55 m

The level of seismic activity in the area of the failure of the low — events caused by destruction processes in rocks, have been identified.

Continue monitoring the area strewn with craters on the tracks. Over the past week recorded two seismic events. They are caused by shifts in the cup-strewn sand and gravel.

Size of the crater formed December 4, 2011 ABA BSHSU north building on January 19 were 78 to 56 m level

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Ichthyologists: the rivers of Belarus growing number of alien fish

In recent years the Belarusian rivers significantly increased the number of alien species. This leads to suppression and displacement of traditional forms for Belarus, as the latter often can not compete, said head of the Laboratory of Ichthyology Scientific and Practical Center for Bioresources, NAS of Belarus Viktor Rizevsky.

The spread on the territory of Belarus alien fish species have been linked primarily to the warming climate. With increasing temperature these types easier to adapt to new environment and quickly multiply. "As a result, the suppression and repression of native species, reduced biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems," — said the scientist.

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In Tuva, an earthquake of magnitude 5.5

In the Republic of Tuva in Todzha area 5.5 magnitude earthquake. This was reported today in the regional emergencies department.

According to the Krasnoyarsk Research Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, the earthquake occurred the day before in the mountains, 120 km east of the nearest town — Toora-Khem village, nearly 200 km from the regional center — the city of Kyzyl.

Information about the perceived shocks, destruction and casualties were reported in the MOE, said the department. Were informed Pii-Khem, Erzinsky, Ulug-Khem district, pushing in these areas were not felt.

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Scientists have begun research on board the Akademik Treshnikov

Scientists aboard the new research vessel Hydromet "Academic Treshnikov" adjusted work hydrobiological equipment and conducted a trial selection of water and plankton, the press service of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Roshydromet (AARI).

"Admiralty Shipyards" built vessel "Akademik Treshnikov" commissioned by Hydromet. The new flagship scientific expedition fleet of Russia was launched in late March 2011, and October 10, 2012 delivered to the customer. In a solemn ceremony attended by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. After a few years, "Treshnikov" replace vessel "Akademik Fedorov", which for more than 20 years of uninterrupted work

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About 50 thousand sheep were killed in Uzbekistan after vaccination against smallpox

Substandard vaccine inoculation against smallpox killed over the past week to 50 thousand sheep in Jizzakh, Kashkadarya and Samarkand, Uzbekistan, reports Monday radio "Ozodlik" ("Freedom").

According to the radio, about 40-50 thousand sheep fell after vaccination vaccine of unknown origin. Along with this, the magazine writes, many animals have survived and are now being treated with antibiotics. As the "Ozodlik" adults recover in three or four days.

Dangerous vaccine appeared ten days ago in Jizzakh, then it began to spread in the other two regions. In Uzbekistan it was imported illegally, with people buying it, not only with the hands,

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Flooding in South Africa. Camping safari in the Kruger Park is closed

Flights canceled, tourist camps evacuated: Due to heavy rains part of Kruger National Park in South Africa is currently not available. In the coming days, the weather changes are not expected to write spiegel.de.

According to Berlin, after heavy rains closed part of Kruger National Park. Press Secretary of the Tourism Council of South Africa has confirmed this message. Were closed several roads and entrances to the park. In addition, some camps were evacuated and some lodges and camps were without electricity. Numerous flights that bring tourists had to be temporarily canceled due to the inability to use the runway.

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Rockfall blocked the way to the five villages in the mountainous region of Dagestan

Rockfall blocked road Akhty-Smugul in a mountainous area of Dagestan and cut off from road transport five villages, told RIA Novosti the Republican MOE.

"At 11.50 MSK in MES of Russia in Dagestan, it was reported that in the area Ahtynskom republic because of heavy rains and mudslides occurred gathering rockfall on highway Akhty-Smugul. As a result of blocking of roads, villages Smugul, Hnov, Phee, and Gdynk Hryug . bypass of data localities not, "- said the source.

According to him, in the villages located 1.48 thousand farms and five socially important facilities, which are home to 7,162 people, including

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