A giant landslide in Switzerland

January 3.Up to 4 million cubic meters of granite was broken on a remote peak in the Swiss Alps, in the southern canton Grobuendena (Graubuenden), said Tuesday the office of Forestry.

Landslide at the peak of Piz Cengalo below 3370 meter was probably the largest in decades in Switzerland, said Christian Wilhelm, an expert on natural hazards.

"This is a very large mass," — he added.

The incident took place last week, but Swiss media reported it only on Tuesday, because the event occurred in an uninhabited area, untouched highways or winter tourists to an altitude of about 3000

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2011 in photos

1. March events in Japan. Earthquake measuring 9.0 points caused by a strong tsunami. Element almost destroyed one of the reactors in the Fukushima power plant. The victims were more than 158 thousand people.

2. Two guys in a ruined apartment, after the city of Port-au-Prince (Republic of Haiti), a powerful earthquake struck. January 2011. Killed 250,000 people.

3. City of Christchurch, New Zealand. At the end of February 2011 earthquake of magnitude of 6.3 points destroyed part of the cathedral.

4. The same earthquake slipped a huge rock, which struck the wall of

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Degrees in the region. ‘Video

Weather

Hail in Kislovodsk

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Hail in Novorossiysk

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Hail and thunder in Barnaul

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Hail in Omsk

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Horrible GRAD in Primorye

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Hail in Blagoveshchensk

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The outgoing year is the 12th place in the climatic range

The average global land and ocean temperature on the preliminary results of 2011 to 0,08 ° C above the norm (1981-2000) and became the 12th in history.

Such data are the Japan Meteorological Agency. The largest positive anomalies were recorded in the high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, while the most negative — in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. In a long-time average global temperature has risen by 0,68 ° per century.

Scientists pointed out that 13 of the warmest years occurred in the last 15 years. In a short-time temperature drop in 2011 compared

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Weather 2011: Climate extremals become commonplace

During the year the damage from natural disasters in the U.S. exceeded $ 52 billion

"Snow storms, hurricanes, floods, droughts — in each group in this case was caught in three largest disasters or even set a record" — Chris Vaccaro, the National Weather Service.

Extreme weather has set new records in 2011. Only in the U.S. natural disaster affected millions of people. About a thousand people were killed, 8,000 injured, and total economic losses exceeded $ 52 billion.This past year has brought the destruction of climate disasters in various regions of the United States. For Bill Wingo

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The Red Sea has a new island

In the past year, our planet has acquired a new piece of land. A volcanic eruption in the Red Sea, which began in December 2011 led to the formation of a small island and the satellite NASA EO-1 photographed the process.

The published in the online edition of Universe Today photo taken American scientific satellite December 23, 2011, clearly shows the eruption taking place on an island in the Red Sea. Meanwhile, if you look at the picture of the same area off the coast of Yemen on October 24, 2007, the volcanic island you will not see!

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The Red Sea has a new island

In the past year, our planet has acquired a new piece of land. A volcanic eruption in the Red Sea, which began in December 2011 led to the formation of a small island and the satellite NASA EO-1 photographed the process.

The published in the online edition of Universe Today photo taken American scientific satellite December 23, 2011, clearly shows the eruption taking place on an island in the Red Sea. Meanwhile, if you look at the picture of the same area off the coast of Yemen on October 24, 2007, the volcanic island you will not see!

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Damage from natural disasters in 2011

According to the Swiss reinsurance company Swiss Reinsurance Co., Global economic losses from natural disasters in 2011 were a record $ 350 billion.

© RIA Novosti, Infographics. Alex Timatkov / Basil Shihachesvsky

The loss of global insurers from natural disasters in 2011 amounted to 108 billion dollars, more than double the previous year — 48 billion. A significant loss of the insurance industry suffered only in 2005, when its total payments amounted to 123 billion dollars.

According to Swiss Re, the biggest insurance losses in 2011 caused a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that occurred in

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2011 — the year of the eruption of volcanoes. Photographic

Puyehue, Chile. Erupted for the first time in half a century

December 18, 2011. About 1,500 active volcanoes around the world recorded in 2011.

This year's major eruptions occurred at volcanoes Puyehue Chile, Shinmoedake Japan, Lokon Indonesia, Grimsvotn, Iceland, Mount Etna in Italy, and recently Nyamulagira in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Shinmoedake in the prefectures of Miyazaki and Kagoshima January 28, 2011.

Fountain of lava spewing volcano Kilauea in Hawaii

The flow of lava flows from Kilauea volcano cracks, Hawaii.

Start of the eruption of the volcano Bulusan, Philippines February

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Puzzles and anomalies in 2011

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In the past year looking for Bigfoot, Chupacabra authenticate and frozen aliens.

Throughout the year from all over the world there were reports of encounters with mysterious creatures and representatives of extraterrestrial civilizations. People out there, here imagined Yeti Chupacabra and UFOs. Overall, 2011 was remembered by several unusual phenomena.

Most attention to themselves chained snowman. To search for him in October was abandoned Russian-American expedition. The researchers went to the Kuzbass, taking with them as bait Nikolai Valuev. Athlete on the dimensions just fit the description of female yeti, said experts. However being never

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