An earthquake measuring 6.9 (8) occurred in northern India

NEW DELHI, Sept. 18 — RIA Novosti, Evgeny Pakhomov. Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 occurred on Sunday in northern India, television channel NDTV.

According to RIA Novosti, the tremors were felt in the capital, New Delhi, where many people came out of their homes, fearing aftershocks could happen again.

According to NDTV, the epicenter of the earthquake was in Sikkim — the north-eastern state of India, located in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Tremors were also felt in Kolkata, Guwahati, Lucknow and other cities of India.

No casualties or destruction have been reported yet.


7.2 earthquake on the southern Kuriles


SOUTH SAKHALINSK, April 8 — RIA Novosti. Seismologists on Friday registered a magnitude 7.2 quake in the southern Kurils, victims and destructions, told RIA Novosti the EMERCOM of Russia on the Sakhalin area.

"The earthquake occurred at 1.34 Sakhalin time (18.34 MSK) in 643 kilometers southeast of the village of South Kuril at a depth of 33 kilometers," — said the source.

According to him, the loss of life and no tsunami alert has not been announced.

Two people were killed and 132 injured in a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.4, occurred Thursday night in northeast Japan. Immediately after

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Seismologists predict earthquakes in Kyrgyzstan this year


BISHKEK, April 19 — RIA Novosti. Specialists of the Institute of Seismology of the National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyzstan predict 9-magnitude earthquake (on a 12-point scale MSC), which may occur in the republic this year, said Tuesday the Minister of Emergency Situations of the Republic Swamp Borbiev. According to him, at the moment the republic came the highest phase of seismic activity, which will continue until the end of 2012. Since the beginning of the year in Kyrgyzstan was more than 30 earthquakes, the power of some of them up to 6 points.

According to the minister, more

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The number of flood victims in Thailand close to a hundred

BANGKOK, Sept. 17. The floods in Thailand killed 98 people.

According to ITAR-TASS, will soon start flooding in Bangkok. City authorities say that able cope with the elements, if there is no rainfall in the city.

Flooding began in the northern and north-eastern Thailand on July 25. Floods covered 20 of the 77 provinces in Thailand: Phre, Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Nan, Lamphun, Lampang, Mehongson, Uttharadit, Phichit, Phitsanulok, So, Nakhon Sawan, Nakhon Pathom, Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Bangkhan, Sakon Nakhon, Lei, and Phetchabun Prachuab Kirikhan.

Some provinces are frequently visited tourist sites. Once these areas start flooding, access

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Life on the planet destroyed Siberian volcanoes

According to the German and Russian geologists, volcanoes, which were in what is now Siberia, caused the death of living creatures 250 million years ago.

That massive eruption of Siberian volcanoes called the main cause of the mass extinctions of species on our planet. According to scientists, by massive eruptions 250 million years ago, killed up to 90% while on the planet lived species. According to the results of long-term studies have shown that in the period in Siberia Triassovy attended so-called large igneous accumulations of volcanic rock. These patches have been active for 1-2 million years old, and

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A fire in a natural park near Odessa


The fire was burning a few meters from the gas pipe. Photo I. Roussev

14.02.11.Grandiozny fire occurred on February 13 in Nizhnednestrovskogo natural park. Burned dry reed. The situation is aggravated by the strong north-easterly wind, told the "Today" eyewitness PE — ecologist Ivan Rusev.

According to him, all as a result of fire (it had multiple lesions) affected about 5 hectares belonging to nature preserves! By comparison, about one fifth of Odessa. In the fire, according to the volunteers, killed many animals — mostly small rodents and shrews.

See photo: Odeschine Reserve underway

"The fire started

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Radioactive contamination of the ocean near Fukushima remains

Radiation levels in the sea near what is left of the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", is still high, but since the accident has been more than six months.

The highest point (100 thousand Bq / m) pollution reached in early April. It was expected that the larger part of radioactive iodine, cesium and plutonium quickly disperse to the Pacific Ocean.

However, this did not happen. Probably the reason is that the contaminated water is still flowing into the sea from the nuclear plant, and can, twist current radioactive material in one place. More likely is that both factors

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Sinkhole in Tver

Because of the failure of soil blocked traffic on the street Pasha Savelevoj in Tver. The main problem is that the accident happened in the area in the middle of the roadway. Partially offset by the movement of vehicles and trolleybuses stopped at all — in the "Youth" they temporarily do not go. According to public utilities, work is being done around the clock, but the timing of their completion once again postponed.

This is the third failure in the street Pasha Savelyeva for the last month. Ground sank, gravity sewers seriously damaged. In concrete pipe diameter

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Australian state authorities have allowed hunting of great white sharks

Western Australia state government allowed shooting great white sharks that threaten holidaymakers, reports Reuters.

According to the agency, the great white shark in Australian waters in the past ten years had the status of a protected species. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), this species belongs to the vulnerable — species for which there is a risk of becoming endangered.

According to the Prime Minister of the State of Western Australia Colin Barnett (Colin Barnett), in just the last 100 years in the state had been 12 fatal attacks on humans, five of which occurred in

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Severe flooding occurred in Australia due to heavy rains

Thousands of people were evacuated from the disaster zone. Heavy rains coming in the last 10 days without a break, caused severe flooding on the east coast of Australia. The main impact of elements took over the state of New South Wales in the areas of Sydney, Illavara, Gosford, Wollongong and Kiama.

According to the Australian rescuers, the last six hours has dropped nearly 25 inches of precipitation. Thousands of homes were flooded, and hundreds of residents were evacuated. According to preliminary reports, one person was killed.

Rescue Service warned that the water level continues to rise, and this can

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