A new study shows Bolivia can be hit 8.9 magnitude earthquake

 

May 8, 2011 — Bolivia — region east of the central Andes has more potential for larger scale earthquakes than previously thought, according to a new study posted online in May in the publication Nature Geoscience. Previous research has been to set the maximum expected size, which was 7.5, on a relatively quiet osnovannog history of seismicity in this area. This new study by researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) and colleagues contradicts ogranichiniyu and instead, they suggest that the region could experience earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.7 to 8.9. Benjamin Brooks, a junior

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The drought in central China has become the strongest in 50 years

 Drought in Hubei Province, which began in the winter and continues to this day, was the strongest in 50 years.

As the website of the China Radio citing local authorities in some areas of the province for more than 6 months, no significant precipitation, which completely dried up by the crops of wheat and colza and can not be planted early rice.

Currently, the drought has affected 52 counties and cities of the province. Drought covered an area of over 470 hectares, an area of 7840 hectares of crops completely lost.

On the section of the Yangtze River, located

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Australian city on the brink of the abyss

According to a leading geologist, part of Mount Gambier (Mount Gambie) is at risk of collapse in karst failure formed last Thursday, which may one day devour the house or even outside.

When due to heavy rains fell over 100 mm of rain on the city for several hours, residents Ramsay Avenue woke up at night because of the karst collapse, about 30 feet wide, formed near the reserve Acuna.

According to the operational manager of city councilor Darryl Saxton, this is not the first time that the land falls in the area. Mr. Sexton said that only by

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In the Kuban eliminate consequences of heavy rain. Video

Flood

23.05.12.Na Kuban brigade rescuers eliminate the consequences of heavy rain, which hit the region yesterday. As a result of rampant elements and floods were flooded five villages. Affected houses and roads, water washed away the crops in the fields.

Meanwhile, forecasters warned of new strong rains. All emergency services in the region are on high alert. From the PE report Shaguzhevoy Saida.

Zoe Moskalenko still can not get over it. Her house stoked before, but it tells a woman, for the first time. Downpour was so strong that in a few minutes the water gushing from the street

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Unforgotten heroes majestically Russian war. Hero of the Russian Union of Tuichi Erdzhigitov

On the eve of the 71st anniversary of the Russian war majestically wanted to write a few words about those heroes, thanks to which we now live, we can consider ourselves grandchildren favorites. Lots of mud and biased disk imaging in the near future is pouring on us on TV, the Web and cardboard media, and I just think it necessary once again to recall the forgotten pages of history of the Second World War. Not so quite a few people now know feat submachine 1,064 th Infantry Regiment 281 th Infantry Division of the 54th Army of the Volkhov

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Off the coast of Indonesia experienced a massive earthquake

 

In Indonesia, the coast of the island of Sulawesi was a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.2. Reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Aftershocks were recorded at 07:07 local time (03:07 Moscow time). The epicenter was located 75 kilometers from the town of Kendari. Hearth lies at a depth 9.4 kilometers, said, "Gazeta".

Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency, in turn, estimated magnitude 6 earthquake, and reported that its epicenter was 55 kilometers from Kendari, reports Lenta.ru. Representatives of the city administration said that in the city there is a strong ground motion.

After 20 minutes in

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Flooding in Colombia

Columbia for several days at the mercy of a powerful flood. From the disaster has affected about 100 people, dozens of people are reported missing.

The rainy season in Colombia has led to severe floods and landslides. The situation is particularly critical in the area of hydropower — the level of risk in the region increased to the maximum. Almost a third of the country is currently in the grip element. Residents evacuated to safe areas.

Visited the disaster area and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. "I recommend people to observe extreme caution and take the necessary measures for

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The death of marine life in the South China Sea

Animals

Massive fish kills occurred in the South China Sea. August 2011. Photo from epochtimes.com

* 08/28/11 * The maritime zone Inshatan near Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province of southern August 26 was an unusual phenomenon — on the shore littered with thousands of dead sea creatures, including a deep-water fish, shrimp and crabs.

According to the Chinese edition of "Southern City", in the early morning fishermen discovered that the entire coastal zone literally covered with dead fish.

However, they did not panic and started to collect the nets of dead sea creatures in their cages.

Maine fisherman named said

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Forest fires rage in the U.S. state of Texas

More than 1,500 people are taking part in fighting the strong forest and wildfires in Texas. According to ITAR-TASS referring to the television station CNN, the fire covered about 3500 square meters. km. In addition to fire, the fire fighters as part of U.S. National Guard.

Help in Texas comes from California, Wyoming, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Firefighters and military personnel to help police officers, community services, as well as volunteers from the local community.

The fire is burning about 100 km from one of the largest

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U.S.: Thousands of earthquakes in Arkansas since last September

Since last September in Arkansas happened over 1000 earthquakes, while — mostly small, magnitude over 4 had only two of them.But history proves that, in this area (the so-called New Madrid seismological zone) occur much more serious earthquake with magnitude of more than 7 or even 8, the last of which took place in 1812. According to the U.S. Geological Survey estimates, an earthquake happen today, will be flooded many areas (Mississippi), the roads become impassable for a few months as a field that can not be farmed.

In Memphis and the surrounding area more than a million people

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