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The devastating earthquake in New Zealand

About 200 people may be under the rubble after the earthquake in New Zealand. Said today the City of Christchurch. "The data on the number under the collapsed structures people are not accurate, administration officials said. — This figure may vary from 150 to 200 people."

Earlier, Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key in an address to the residents reported that the devastating impact of elements killed at least 65 people and injured dozens more. A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.3 was recorded today, 10 km south-east of Christchurch.

Its center lies at a depth of

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Whether to wait for freezing rain?

At the junction of two seasons — in the late fall and early winter, as well as rapid warming during the cold period is probably a rare occurrence, as freezing rain. Some call freezing rain solid precipitation in the form of ice, falling at low temperatures. But this is not quite true. Freezing rain occur when the temperature is kept below zero. And for their loss requires that over the cold air near the ground is frozen wedge of warm air with plenty of steam. In this case, a drop from the top layer, falling down, closer

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6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan

6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred off the northeast coast of Japan in the Pacific, reported mmo country.

The earthquake lies at a depth of ten kilometers. Tremors were felt in northern and north-eastern Japan in nine prefectures, including Hokkaido.

Management cautions that a possible wave of the sea, but no tsunami threat. Information on casualties or damage were reported.

North-west of Japan and a half years ago, suffered otzemletryaseniya magnitude 9.0 and a devastating tsunami. Then killed and missing about 19 thousand people.

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Scientists are trying to find out ways of migration manul in Sayano-Shushenskoye reserve

Scientists have found permanent habitat of wild cat — Pallas in the biosphere reserve "Sayano-Shushenskaya" in the Krasnoyarsk region and intend to find out the migration routes of the form, according to Reserve on Wednesday.

"Right now, the reserve staff are monitoring the specific individuals in their usual habitat. Exemplified by these pictures taken recently in the reserve by camera traps at different times," — said in a statement.

Pallas habitat in the reserve and its buffer zone, are mostly rocky slopes leading down to the Yenisei, with little snow.

At the moment, scientists Sayano-Shushenskaya reserve study Pallas in

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Locusts threaten crops in the central districts of Yakutia

Locust larvae, which began mass hatch from eggs in the fields in the central districts of Yakutia, can cause serious damage to agriculture, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic.

According to the source, the high number of locusts mentioned in Megino-Kangalassky, Churapcha, Ust-Aldan and Tattinsky Yakutia.

"Of the surveyed 33 thousand hectares of fields, where farmers planted seedlings, more than 16 thousand hectares were inhabited by locusts and larvae, which is above the threshold of 3.3 hectares," — said the representative of the Ministry.

He explained that the rains in early

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Amur prosecutors demanded to eliminate fuel oil lake

Large plot in the village Srednebelaya contaminated with fuel oil, has demanded a court to clear environmental prosecutor's office of the Amur region, said on Tuesday the regional supervisory authority.

Information received through the contaminated area Amur media from local residents. The audit showed that the area of the fuel oil "lake" is more than 1.246 thousand square meters.

"Soil samples taken at the site indicates that the concentration of oil on average, 80 times higher than the background concentration. Reviewers also noted that the administration of the Ivanovo region for a long time not to take action to clean

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In the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan earthquake with magnitude 5.4

Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 occurred on Monday in the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The earthquake occurred at 09.32 local time (02.09 MSK).

Quake epicenter was located 170 kilometers from the capital, Kabul, and lies at a depth of 48.9 kilometers.

Information on the possible destruction and injuries were reported.

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The second a few hours a sizeable earthquake in Tuva

The second notable earthquake in Tuva for a few hours, its magnitude was 5.0, information on casualties or damage were reported, according to the Altai-Sayan Branch of the Geophysical Service of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

"An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in Tuva 00.16 local time (20.16 MSK) on Thursday, it was 13.0 energy class", — the Russian Academy of Sciences.

According to witnesses, the apartments in Kyzyl, the second earthquake tremors were felt weak.

The magnitude of the previous earthquake on Wednesday night in Kyzyl, was 5.9 points, information on casualties or damage

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Vietnamese girl aged for a few days

In Vietnam, the doctors are trying to figure out what happened to 23-year-old girl who has grown old in a few days. So far they have only one assumption: the rapid aging of the body called traditional medicine in which a woman was trying to get rid of allergies.

Nguyen Thi Phuong she says that life has suffered from allergies to seafood. In 2008, her condition worsened. Money for access to qualified doctors she had, and she had bought at a local pharmacy "a cure."

According to the patient, after taking it "became less itchy, but remained on the skin

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Prevention efforts intensified in military units from anthrax in Altai

Specialists of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance (CGSEN) of the Central Military District strengthened prevention measures in units stationed in the Altai region in response to the outbreak of anthrax in the region, said on Thursday the press office CVO.

"For example, in parts of the region, deployed in the Altai region, in all areas and places of residence of the military Disinfect with a doubling of the concentration of the solution" Lyumaks-chloro. "The storage areas and adjacent areas where rodents may cause further held disinfestation work, "- said in a statement.

Also, held discussions with the command of

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