7.7 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Alaska

Earthquake of magnitude 7.7 occurred on Saturday near the western coast of Alaska, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded at 102 kilometers from Craig (Craig). The earthquake lies at a depth of 9.6 kilometers.

Warning of a tsunami has not yet announced. Earthquake of magnitude 6 or greater is considered a strong and can cause major damage and loss of life, say seismologists.

Meanwhile, experts of the U.S. Geological Survey have modeled the likely consequences of the earthquake in Alaska. According to them, with a probability of 69% will be the death of

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One issued to the will of tigers in Primorye found dead

Employees special inspection "Tiger" in conjunction with scientists from the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences named A.N.Severtseva found dead Tuesday of a tiger, released on will fall in 2010, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, a representative of the Department of Media inspection. Two cubs — Tatiana and Vladimir — found in December 2009 at the side of the road Primorye. Third tiger — Lazurina — in February found a dog house near the village of Nagornoe the north edge. Cubs were taken to a rehabilitation center of the Far Eastern Branch (FEB RAS) in the village

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Tomsk Red deer hunters fed, suffering from the cold

Tomsk hunters due to unusually cold weather organized feeding roe deer listed in the regional Red Data Book of the animals to be easier to deal with the cold, told reporters on Tuesday the head of the regional department of natural resources and the environment, Alexander Adam.

By 1980, due to poaching and intensive hunting of Siberian roe deer population within the area decreased by 10 times. In 2009, the order of the governor of the animal was included in the Red Data Book of the Tomsk region. Thanks to the actions of local environmentalists, from 2008 to 2011, the

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Leak nearly 2 tons of radioactive water occurred at the nuclear power plant in Japan — AP

Leaked 1.8 tonnes of radioactive water occurred at a nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan, the damage is not caused to the environment, reports on Saturday agentstvoAssoshieyted Press referring to agentstvoKiodo.

The incident occurred in Saga Prefecture on the station "Genkay", owned by Kushu Electric Power, which on Friday said that there was some kind of breakdown in the system to clean water, but did not mention the leak.

As noted by Kyodo, a leak occurred in the purification system, so dirty water does not enter the environment.

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Splash poaching recorded in the National Park Land of Leopard

The number of detainees poachers in a national park, "Land of Leopard" in Primorye has increased tenfold since the beginning of the course of salmon to spawn, told RIA Novosti the national park.

"The massive stroke salmon to spawn in the rivers of the National Park" Land of Leopard "began exactly a month ago — on September 17. This month, the park staff has compiled 126 reports of abuse, while earlier in the first 9 months of 2012 was made up of only 84" — said.

The representative of the National Park said that the main violators of the

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Farmers are looking for the cause of mass death of fish

Owners of fish farms on Lake Taal, about 60 kilometers from the capital of the Philippines, count losses. Once the oxygen level in the water has fallen sharply, started dying fish. Has already killed more than 750 tons. Since last week, dead fish floating on the water surface. In the city of Talisay it is collected in rice bags. One of the farmers said that lost all his fish. [Danilo Panganiban, the owner of a fish farm]: "I came to the cages in the morning and saw the fish — tilapia and hanos — which

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The mass death of birds recorded in the Taganrog Bay in the Sea of Azov

The mass death of birds recorded in the Taganrog Bay in the Sea of Azov, said Thursday at the presentation of the atlas "Ecology of the Azov Sea," the chairman of the Southern Scientific Center RAS Academician Gennady Matishov.

He said that due to the abnormally warm temperatures and lack of ice cover, migratory bird lingered in the area and is in no hurry to leave the warm waters rich in small fish, we slip through the mesh network. And here they are for the birds of this trap. Entangled in the nets, the bird is unable to escape to

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In the river Plavitsa Lipetsk lost fish

Environmental services specialists Lipetsk region found in the river in Plavitsa Dobrinka district the dead fish reported gorod48.ru

The department reported that the dead fish — roach, perch, bleak — was discovered near the village Veselovka. Water samples and samples of dead fish were taken for research.

Specialists note that fish Plavitse could die from lack of oxygen, for the reason that in some places the river does not freeze even in extreme cold.

Moscow snowfall paralyzed and holidays

Heavy snowfall, which began the day in Moscow, paralyzed traffic on the roads of the capital. Throughout the city lined giant cork. The situation is aggravated by the fact that many people rushed to stores for pre-New Year shopping.

Almost fell traffic on the Garden and Boulevard Rings, as well as within them, said "Morning. Ru". Jams formed on nearly all major highways: the Third Ring Road, Shchelkovo highway, road enthusiasts, Ryazan prospectus, Kashirskoye, Trade Union Street, Kutuzov Avenue. The situation is not better in many areas of Moscow. Service "Yandex plug" estimates traffic at 16:30 in 9 points in

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In the Pacific, a tropical storm formed Beatrice

MEXICO CITY, June 19. Tropical storm "Beatrice" has formed off the Pacific coast of Mexico by Tuesday and could become a hurricane. This, RIA "Novosti" with reference to the AP, said specialists from the National Hurricane Center forecast the U.S..

On Sunday, the storm was located about 330 km south-west coast of Mexico and was moving in a northwesterly direction at a speed of 16 km / h The maximum wind speed at the center of the storm reaches 64 km / h

Storm Warning effective from settlements Tecpan de Galeana to Punta San Telmo.

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