Storm warning announced on Sakhalin due to cyclone

Glaucus Emergencies Ministry in Sakhalin region on Tuesday announced a rapid alert due to the passage of the cyclone.

According to forecasters, on Wednesday in the southern and central regions are expected heavy rainfall — 30 mm or more. Forecasted wet snow and strong winds — 20-25 meters per second. Wednesday night in the Kuril and South Kuril areas expected heavy rain, strong winds of up to 30 meters per second.

"In the area of the cyclone will Smirnykh, Poronaisky, Makarov, Dolinsky, Tomari, Nevel, Holm, Aniva, Korsakov, Uglegorsk areas and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk," — said the agency.

Glaucus warns of possible violations

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Small earthquake in Irkutsk Day February 20

February 20 around 12:30 Irkutsk residents could feel a small earthquake.

According to the Baikal Branch of the Geophysical Service, the force pushes in Irkutsk was not more than two points, Elantsah 2-3 points. The epicenter of the earthquake, according to the service, was in Kabansky region of Buryatia, where tremors were felt the force of 5 points.

At Angara, Irkutsk region in addition, the earthquake could also be felt in the Olkhon district. In Buryatia, besides Kabansky region, tremors felt in the Selenga, the Baikal, Ivolginsky, Tarbagatai areas.

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In South Africa there was a storm

Central province of Free State in South Africa in the grip of the storm. He was so strong, that left about 15 families from the neighborhood Blemhofa homeless. In KwaZulu-Natal, the storm caused flooding that killed eight people. Another elderly woman was killed in Sasolburg, unable to cope with the elements. The circumstances of her death are specified.

Natural disaster has caused injury of 105 people Free State, may be more victims. In general, injury had low or moderate severity and were obtained during a heavy downpour, which began late in the evening. Torrents of rain hurt a thousand

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In Slovakia, because of heavy snow emergency declared

Drifts almost all roads. No better than the situation in other European countries. In Denmark, Finland and dramatically increased the number of car accidents, airport detained dozens of flights.

Japan covered with snow

Escalated over the Pacific fronts seriously spoil the weather in Japan. Because of them, in the land of the rising sun go heavy rains yesterday, places received more than 20 mm. And if in the south of the archipelago precipitation mainly in the form of rain, in the north snowing.

On the northernmost island of the Japanese archipelago, the island of Hokkaido, the snow depth is up to 60 cm snow and most of the island of Honshu. Here he lies mainly in the western half, and snow depth ranges from 15 to 45 cm

In the coming days, Japan

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The Earths axis shifted by an earthquake in 17 centimeters

The massive earthquake in Japan has led to a shift in the Earth's own axis around which the planet is balanced by weight, of 17 centimeters and a reduction in the length of Earth's day by 1.8 microseconds. These improved data led Richard Gross of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, located in Pasadena (California). Two days were other options — 15 centimeters and 1.6 microseconds.

Preliminary calculations have to check and adjust based on the testimony orbiting U.S. satellites. Their data can create the most accurate picture of developments in the world of change. Scientists believe highly probable new adjustments continuing

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Radiation from Fukushima spread clouds


The nuclear disaster in Japan threatens its neighbors.

The population of South Korea is concerned about fallout, which did not stop for days. It is assumed that in them surpasses the level of isotopes. Experts say the rain water contains radioactive iodine and cesium particles, their concentration is minimal. However, local residents such statements are not calm. The country has closed about 150 schools. With such a request to the Ministry of Education asked the parents of students.

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Rescuers warn of heavy snowfall in the Ivanovo region

Storm warning announced in the Ivanovo region because of snowfall, which will continue at night, prevents GUMCHS the region.

"Today is the end of the day, save the night of February 6, the city and region expected loss of a strong and sleet 10.7 millimeters and increasing snow depth of 4-6 inches. On the roads of snow drifts in some places," — said in a statement.

City Hall asked not to park along the roadside, where he works snow removal equipment. Traffic Police warns drivers of the need to act with caution on the roads and try not to use

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Siberian methane threatens global catastrophe

According to researchers of the Russian research station, located at 325 kilometers from the permafrost in Siberia, ice melting in parts of Siberia could result in the release into the atmosphere of large amounts of greenhouse gases, which for centuries were buried in the depths of this frozen region. Until 2007, this finding was not clear. Then responsible for the climatic changes in the international commission published a report in which it warned of the danger of leakage of carbon dioxide and methane, which threatens to increase in air temperature in the world.

A similar conclusion was reached by U.S.

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5.0-magnitude earthquake occurred in northern Iran

MOSCOW, Aug. 12 — RIA Novosti.Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred on Friday in northern Iran, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

The impetus came in 02.02 local time (01.32 MSK). The epicenter was located 30 kilometers north-west of the city Shahrud. The earthquake was located at a depth of 10.3 kilometers.

Information about the victims, casualties or damage were reported.

Iran is among the ten most earthquake-prone regions of the earth, there is almost every ten years, an earthquake with magnitude greater than 7.0. An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 in the city of Bam, located in Kerman province

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