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New strong earthquake of magnitude 6 occurred in Japan today

New strong earthquake of magnitude 6 occurred tonight in Japan. According to the Geophysical Service of the U.S., the epicenter of the earthquake was located 167 km south-east of the city of Sendai on the coast of the island of Honshu. Tectonic strike observed at a depth of 15.3 km at 18:49 local time (12:49 Moscow time). Evidence of the effect has not been reported, according to ITAR-TASS. What happened in Japan March 11, 2011 8.9 magnitude earthquake considered the strongest ever recorded. All the days that followed the region continues to shake the tremors less power.

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Heat wave coming back from Africa to southern Europe

Came from Africa wave of hot air last week to raise the temperature in southern Europe to nearly 40-degree mark, this week's African air will continue to "warm up" Europe soobschaetGidromettsentr Russia.

"A huge wave of hot African air grew up to great heights, and rose to the north and north-east, covering a southern European country and ensuring there is more hot weather than normal. Salvation could be found on the sea coasts, where the temperature background, thanks to the proximity water was still more gentle, "- said the weather service.

In the south of France the temperature rose to

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Vladivostok ducks flying south stumble and fall on the wires

As reported by the correspondent of RIA "Date's" zoo volunteer at Sadgorod, veterinarian Eugene Skorobogatova, the last two days in Vladivostok were found two wild ducks. In the first case one Sedanka tenants of the houses found in the duck yard, sitting on the ground. Drake landed nearby, he walked beside him and his whole appearance showed concern about the state of his girlfriend. The birds were scared. People turned to the vet and asked what to do with the feathered guests.

In the second case, Eugene man called and told me that picked up a wild duck.

According to

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Freezing rain drove owls of the suburban forests

In Moscow and Moscow region towns appeared owl. It is believed in the Russian Bird Conservation Union, the reason for such behavior of birds have freezing rain.

As a result of the rainfall, which began in December 2010, on the ice formed a hard crust, depriving birds opportunity to hunt small rodents. As a result, the owl had to move to the towns.

In Moscow, as told in the union, owls can see Troparevskom Lianozovo and parks. Basically, said ornithologist who moved to the city birds belong to the species Ural owl.

Due to abnormal weather conditions affected other bird

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American butterfly caterpillars rapidly destroying green areas in Sevastopol

As reported by the agency e-Crimea entomologist State Inspectorate for Plant Quarantine Marina Kolomeets, white moth females lay eggs on the underside of leaves, on average 400-600 eggs in a clutch. Caterpillars in the week beginning to emerge from the eggs and nests. These jacks are usually composed of 3-5 leaves, which eats a caterpillar. "When the leaves end, pests begin to unravel. They eat almost around the clock. Caterpillars clutches of 8-10 eggs can completely destroy the leaves on the tree for the month "- explained M. Kolomeets.

White moth caterpillar feeds on the leaves of trees, shrubs

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Taiga midges undertook Ivanovo animals

Specialists note: such cases — mortality of cattle from midges — in the region have not yet been observed.

And this is due, most likely, with the May abnormal heat, which stood for a few days. Now, despite the fact that the hot weather has receded, the population continues to buy up Yurievets pharmacies drugs that protect against bites of dangerous insects. Midges, which settled on the banks of the Volga, has always lived only in areas of the taiga.

"The bite of the midge is very allergic, causing swelling of the throat, and the animals fell from suffocation. All

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Bear — Eater appeared in the Arctic station

In the area of one of the Russian Arctic research station will bear-eater. Received information that a predator killed a northern one of the scholars of the weather station. It happened right outside the base. On the man-eating bear hunting began.

The Russian archipelago of Franz Josef Land and the island is Hayes, on which the Russian scientific weather station named ET Krenkel. September 20 at the station a man was killed — a scientist from Komi Eremkin Michael, 54 years old. He came out of one of the premises of the Arctic base and went down

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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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