The last piece of the puzzle, part 2: disasters, El Hierro, cosmic rays

33, box of geological disasters (1783-1816): We're back to another period of disasters similar to that which occurred on the planet 228 years ago. This period began with the eruption of the worst in modern history — Laki in Iceland. In 1783-1784 due to the eruption and its aftermath killed an estimated 6 to 7 million people around the world. Iceland is on the trail of the magma. In 1793, El Hierro, which is also located in a line, broke out, resulting in landslides and tsunami killed 15,000 people. 23 years later, Tambora in Indonesia erupted and killed 92,000.

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Earth's magnetic field has finally stabilized after a three-day storm

Magnetic storms for 28-30 September 2011

The Earth's magnetosphere finally stabilized after three days of the storm, causing a major splash in a few years solar activity. Increased activity of the Sun began September 22, 2011 with the precursor — flash the maximum points "X", recorded in the northern hemisphere of our star about 15 pm Moscow time, and with a major release of the masses, who had gone to the side of the Sun-Earth line. This burst of energy at the time reassured the Sun — in the next 24 hours there were "only" seven outbreaks of classes

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Sinmoe volcano began spewing ash and rocks in southern Japan. Video

Volcanoes

TOKYO, Jan. 26 — RIA Novosti, Xenia Naka. A volcanic eruption in the peak in the mountain range Sinmoe Kirishima in Kyushu prefecture yuzhnoyaponskoy began on Wednesday, reported mmo country.

The first signs of volcanic activity observed on January 19 and another on Wednesday morning activity of the volcano was assessed as weak: a column of smoke did not exceed 200 meters, but by the evening of his height reached 1.5 thousand meters. The eruption is accompanied by emission of volcanic rocks within a kilometer. In the cities, far from Sinmoe for several kilometers, fell volcanic

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NASA: End of the World could happen in 2013

WASHINGTON, September 27. In recent years significantly increased solar activity, and it will have to peak by 2013. This conclusion, as reported News.am, came specialists NASA.

Some scientists believe that, in connection with this global catastrophe — it is a very real prospect.

The experts of the National Service for ocean and atmospheric processes (USA) believe that silye solar flare on earth can induce electromagnetic pulses of enormous power. They eventually will have catastrophic consequences for humanity.

Scientists see as the main source of danger nuclear plants. It is noted that their cooling systems powered by electricity, and even

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On September 24, the Sun recorded second outbreak perfect score X for 3 days

September 24 at the second Sun registered for 3 days in flash X-class flare on a five point scale.As the first event on September 22, 2011, outbreak occurred in 1302 with the number of American service catalog NOAA. Thus, this region appears to beat the previous record of activity, and has become the largest energy release by this solar cycle.

Two large explosions in one area of the Sun is not a unique situation. However, after the outbreak of any area it takes time to build up enough energy for the next big bang. The fact that in

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A breach in the Earth's magnetosphere can kill next year

NASA made a sensational and, at the same time very unpleasant statement. In the Earth's magnetosphere, which is a protective shield for the planet, was a large gap, which is very dangerous in a period of high solar activity. Scientists predict the next year and a half Earth can be hard for the last half century the magnetic storm, and the Space Goddard gap emerged in the magnetosphere will miss a lot of solar plasma into the atmosphere in a year and a half.The strange thing is that the activity of the sun began to rise and may peak at

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Seismologists predict earthquakes in Kyrgyzstan this year

Forecast

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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Map of active volcanoes from August 31 to September 6, 2011

According to the weekly report of the Smithsonian Institution, from August 31 to September 6, 2011, show any activity 12 volcanoes.

Weekly Report on the volcanic activity is a joint project between the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program Volcano Hazards Program and the U.S. Geological Survey. Updated information about volcanic activity is every Wednesday, data are preliminary and as new volcanic events can be updated. The proposed list of active volcanoes is not complete.

Source: Smithsonian Institution — Global Volcanism Program, Google Map

Source: vseneprostotak.ru.

Solar wind increased

Solar flare activity decreased. But the Earth is in the flow of the solar wind from coronal holes. Background transfer speed is 570 km / s, and "gusts" up to 670 km / s. This is — a very strong wind at 2 times the average velocity of the plasma, which causes vibration of Earth's magnetic field and auroras. Planetary indices of solar activity (K) range in the middle of a 10-point scale. On the eastern limb of the Sun, a new group of sunspots in 1295, which brought a serious outbreak of C9 ,9-class. Within a few days,

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The Arctic ice cap has reached historic lows

The area of Arctic sea ice reached its lowest level since the start of satellite

observations in 1972.

According to the Institute of Environmental Physics of the University of Bremen (Germany), September 8, the northern ice cap held 4.24 million km ², which is about half a percentage point lower than the previous anti-record, delivered in September 2007.

Photo Polar Cruises.

The steady reduction in the area of summer ice in the Arctic is described by scientists as both cause and effect of global warming to the negative impacts of local and global scale. This is the most

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