Forest fires in Chile

February 28. Strongest wildfire erupted in the Chilean resort city of Viña del Mar, where the International Song Festival, is popular not only in Latin America but also in other countries. The fire started in the forested mountains of the city, where the mainly wooden residential buildings, and destroyed 73 homes. About 300 people were left homeless.

Mayor Vina del Mar Virginia Rehinato left the festival due to the current emergency situation and assist in placing victims in temporary shelters. As the head of City Fire Ricardo Barkhan, now fire eliminated. According to him, the forest fires in

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Subsidence and karst holes in China

Subsidence has affected 50 cities

February 22. As reported on Monday, China Central Television for more than 50 cities in China are in a zone of extensive land subsidence.

Plot of land of about 79 thousand square kilometers fell by more than 200 millimeters, said Zhang Zuozen, Vice President of the China Geological Institute for environmental monitoring.

He also added that, mainly subsidence occurs in the Yangtze River Delta in the north and the plains, covering the north Chinese province of Shaanxi and northwestern Shaanxi province.

According to the report, damage to buildings, bridges, underground utilities and drainage

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In Minusinsk began flooding


5.03.11.V this year Minusinka river began to bother residents living on the street in Chapaev "Metalist" especially early. Some people today have to lift their stocks from underground, where there is water. Specialists blocked the channel in the upper reaches of the river, so it is unclear why the flooding began.


"Minusinskuyu urban economy" covers every channel in the upper reaches of the river, preventing flooding of the city. "The other day was the big opening in the upper Minusinki — the director of the company Sergey Nechayev — The study found that the water is

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Earthquake in Taiwan stop rail

February 26, 2012.According to the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan, the magnitude of the quake was 6.1. The earthquake lies at a depth of 22.4 km, and the epicenter was located at 51 km from the city of Kaohsiung.

Local television reported on small faults in the southern Pingtung county, where the suspended rail service. Kaohsiung — Taiwan's second city, the unrecognized state, characterized by high population density, according

Sharp quake woke residents of Palermo

A sharp tremor felt tonight million residents of the city of Palermo, the capital of Sicily, according to ITAR-TASS.Recorders of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (IIV), located in Syracuse, represents the first tremors of magnitude 4.2 at 00:34 Moscow time. The epicenter was at a depth of 43 kilometers under the sea, to the east of the coast, a distance of 22 kilometers in the direction of the neighboring island of Ustica.Beat clearly felt the inhabitants of the upper floors of apartment buildings city, hundreds of people called the police. The echoes were felt outside the islands

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In China, again freezing rain


Beijing, Jan. 9 / Xinhua / — On the night of Sunday to the municipalities of Chongqing and Guizhou Province / Southwest China / hit new wave of cold air and freezing rain, making many roads formed ice. As reported by the Department of Transport prov. Guizhou, by taking precautions as of 10:00 today, a message on motorways are generally normal, due to icing of the sites has been blocked by the state highways and provincial level.

People's Government of Chongqing reported that as a result of snow and severe frost that hit the city on 1

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 occurred in Peru


MOSCOW, Aug. 24 — RIA Novosti. Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred in central Peru, Reuters reported with reference to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to seismologists, the tremors have been recorded in 12.46 local time (21.46 MSK). The epicenter was located 79 kilometers north of the city of Pucallpa and 570 km north-east of Lima and 210 kilometers west of the Brazilian city of Cruzeiro do Sul, in the state of Acre. Hearth tremors occur at depths 145.1 kilometers.

No casualties have been received. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Miami (USA), no threat of

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Warming after severe frosts come to Sevastopol

Warming after a long cold weather came to Sevastopol, the temperature went up to one degree, the sea calm. The city verse wind and the clouds thickened, the forecast does not exclude rain, RIA Novosti reported.

In late January 2012, the Crimea and Sevastople came cold, the air temperature dropped to -18 degrees, the sea a heavy storm that broke embankments in Yalta and Alushta. In the Sevastopol during the cold weather in some quarters had problems with heating, but the local port was the only ice in the Ukraine, so navigation is not preryvalos.Mnogie Crimean tracks were

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Flooding in Latvia. Video. Photo


Binge elements: Saldus flooded homes

29.07.11.V the torrential rains that hit Saldus, in flooded homes.

In this connection, July 29, along with local government agencies responsible will decide on the introduction of the city and surroundings of emergency.

In interevyu program Labrit, Latvija representative of the State Fire and Rescue Service (GPSS) Ivo Mezhulis explained that the water level in the city continues to grow.

Responsibility for the moment the service has not yet begun to evacuate people, but we know that in a city flooded by sewage treatment plants.

According to the forecasts of meteorologists on Friday

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The appearance of the three suns became widespread in China. Photo


"Three of the sun." January 14, 2011. Changchun City, Jilin Province. Photo from

15.01.11.Zhiteli Changchun City, Jilin Province on January 14 in the morning once again witnessed an unusual phenomenon — in heaven suddenly shone "three suns". More precisely around the sun suddenly appeared halo bordered by two small shining star. Earlier, a similar phenomenon occurred in this city on Jan. 8 and lasted about an hour.

"Three of the sun." January 8, 2011. Changchun City, Jilin Province. Photo from

The Epoch Times

I recall that not long ago a similar phenomenon was observed

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