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Downpours that have caused floods in Queensland, Australia, is now threatened by the State of Victoria

Because of the approaching water fled their homes for thousands of people. Flooded more than 40 cities, the correspondent of the TV company "Capital TV". In the eastern part of the country's water railways and highways.

At present, the mournful list of more than twenty names. Another 70 people remain missing. According to preliminary data, the damage from the disaster exceeded $ 10 billion.

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The earthquake off the coast of Tonga

An earthquake measuring 6.2 occurred today at 17:51 Beijing time in the Pacific state of Tonga. This was reported by China Seismological Service. According to her, the epicenter of the earthquake was the coordinates: 15.3 degrees south latitude and 173.5 degrees west longitude, its center lies at a depth of 30 km.

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The first results of the satellite CryoSat-2

At the AGU Fall Meeting Seymour Lacson presented the first data of the satellite CryoSat-2. Despite the fact that the satellite is in fact designed to monitor the thickness of the ice, the first picture, built according to him, was the map of dynamic topography (sea surface height) for the Arctic. Such maps of the Arctic received before (same Lacson), but never on such a resolution. The caption for the picture a little disingenuous, currents it is free, but the surface currents from these data is easy to calculate.

Note that for most of the world's oceans are these cards

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Next week in central Russia will be rainy and cool

The upcoming week in the center of the European regions of Russia will be rainy and cool — until Monday in some areas the temperature gets to 30 degrees, and the remaining days will not exceed 26 degrees, according to the Russian Hydrometeorological Center.

According to meteorologists, the next weekend in the Central District weather is unstable: in some places will be intermittent rain, possible thunderstorms. Afternoon air will be good to warm — from 18-23 degrees in the north district to 24-29 degrees in the south-east.

On Monday, the cyclone of the Lower Don will move to the north-west

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Snow and blizzards are expected in the Tomsk region on Wednesday afternoon

Thermometer on Wednesday afternoon in Tomsk fall to minus 12 degrees, as weather forecasters predict snow and blizzard, according to the website of the regional weather center.

Tomsk Weather Center on Monday announced a storm warning in view of the fact that from 26 to 28 February in the Tomsk region expected snow, blizzards, wind gusts up to 17-22 meters per second, on the roads of snow drifts.

"The city of Tomsk in the afternoon (Wednesday) cloudy weather with clearings, light snow, blizzard … The day temperature minus 10-12 degrees," — said in a statement.

It also reported that in

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In Tuva, appears first in the Russian ATM runs on solar power

Russia's first ATM machine, solar power will be installed in Tuva, reports East-Siberian Bank of Sberbank.

As explained to RIA Novosti on the bank, a unique self-service mobile office will be in the Tuva "Valley of Kings" in the international camp archaeological and geographical expedition "Kyzyl-Kuragino", organized by the Russian Geographical Society (RGS).

RGS expedition "Kyzyl — Kuragino" — one of the largest archaeological projects in Russia, aimed at studying and saving the ancient monuments in the area of construction of railway line Kyzyl — Kuragino, which connects the capital of Tuva, Kyzyl with Kuraginsky transportation hub in the Krasnoyarsk

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Flooding in southern Brazzaville

At least 13 people were killed in flooding caused by heavy rains in the capital of the African Republic of Congo Brazzaville. The bodies of the victims, who were sleeping peacefully at night are not aware of the coming flood, found and identified. More about the 26 people injured, after their house was hit by the wall, podtochennaya powerful streams of rainwater. Most flood-hit southern area of Brazzaville Makelekele.

The sharp rise in water level caused the spill Mfilu River, which flows through the south of Brazzaville, which in turn pulled down about two dozen coastal homes. Nearly six

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Aurora in Belarus

That night, the Belarusians could see an extremely rare phenomenon — the aurora.

Recent powerful flash, which occurred on the Sun, led to the emergence of a powerful stream of charged particles, which after a while flew to Earth and faced with the upper layers of the atmosphere — the ionosphere. The atoms of our atmosphere collapsed into ions and united again (a process called recombination) and emit light of different colors.

Northern Lights — a common occurrence for people in northern latitudes, but to see it in Belarus, need a really strong magnetic storm, which follows the

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In fact, to open the Lake Vostok, the remaining weeks

Russian specialists have remained only a week out to get to the Antarctic Lake Vostok and successfully complete twenty grand project (going as far back as last year, but did not work).

If possible, humanity will "establish contact" with subglacial lake in Antarctica, which, it is estimated that about two hundred pieces. Some of them have even in those times when Antarctica and Australia formed a single continent.

As for Lake Vostok, it has not seen sunlight for about 20 million years. Specialists beating heart at the thought of what undiscovered forms of life can live there. However, there

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Bird deaths in New Zealand

Oil slick radius of 5 kilometers formed off the coast of New Zealand in the accident container vessel "Rena". The ship encountered a reef on Thursday morning, and his body was formed a large hole.

Exactly how much oil got into the water, is still unknown. However, in the disaster area have already started to die seabirds.

Euronews

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