The earthquake off the coast of Australia

The earthquake off the coast of Australia Natural Disasters

Near the south-eastern coast of Australia, there were serious shallow earthquake of 5.2 points. Its epicenter was 10 kilometers south-west of Moui, western Gippslend and 116 km from Melbourne. The depth of the earthquake, which lasted 30-40 seconds, was 9.9 km.

This earthquake was the first in 2012 in the region, and the most powerful in the last 109 years for the State of Victoria. Strong tremors caused by vibrations of the surface, and the characteristic sounds felt residents of Melbourne, as well as communities Bendigo Ballart, Geelong and

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The northern coast of Australia turns tropical storm

A tropical cyclone is the first category of the "occupied" northern "Green" of the continent. Cyclone named — Grant (Grant), it moves to the south.

Last night under the influence of atmospheric vortex peninsula were Koeberg (Cobourg) and the Gulf Coast of Van Diemen. The strength of the wind near the center of the cyclone is about 110 kilometers per hour in gusts amplified up to 130 kilometers per hour. On the northern coast of Australia were heavy rains. Number of daily precipitation reaches 58-93 mm, in the town of Port Essington received more than 200 mm.

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The northern coast of Australia turns tropical storm

A tropical cyclone is the first category of the "occupied" northern "Green" of the continent. Cyclone named — Grant (Grant), it moves to the south.

Last night under the influence of atmospheric vortex peninsula were Koeberg (Cobourg) and the Gulf Coast of Van Diemen. The strength of the wind near the center of the cyclone is about 110 kilometers per hour in gusts amplified up to 130 kilometers per hour. On the northern coast of Australia were heavy rains. Number of daily precipitation reaches 58-93 mm, in the town of Port Essington received more than 200 mm.

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Another Australian was killed, attacked by sharks

Off the coast of Australia recorded another attack sharks on human fatalities. As reported by the local media today, the incident occurred about 300 kilometers west of the city of Adelaide near the beach Coffin Bay.

Victim of two sharks became a 27-year-old local man — a diver for mussels. Witnessed the attack was his partner, who was waiting for a friend in the boat. According to witnesses, after arriving on shore he was handed over to physicians in shock. The police and volunteers began to search for the victim's body attack.

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Tropical cyclone Yasi hit the coast of Australia

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Tropical cyclone "Yasi" drew thousands of people to flee the Queensland reached the north-eastern coast of Australia, tens of thousands of homes have left without electricity, reported Wednesday by the Associated Press.

According to witnesses, the gusts of wind, the speed of which may soon reach 300 kilometers per hour, tear roofs off houses and trees bend down to the ground.

The state authorities expect that the cyclone will lead to significant damage and possibly loss of life. In this regard, on Tuesday began the evacuation of people

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Shark Diver ravaged the coast of Australia

Shark bitten to death by the man at the south-west coast of Australia, where for the past six months has registered four cases of death from shark teeth, reports the Associated Press, citing local police.

The tragedy occurred when two men scuba diving, 230 kilometers from the coast to the south of a major Australian city of Perth. Shark attacked one of them, the second, is the brother of the deceased, was not injured.

Australian police are investigating the tragedy: while experts prints teeth trying to establish a kind shark fisheries department officers patrolling the event area by boat and

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In the north-east coast of Australia Tropical Cyclone Anthony hit

Tropical cyclone "Anthony" hit the northeast coast of Australia. Caused by the natural phenomenon of El Niño, it carries a heavy rain. According to meteorologist Michael Knepp, the brunt of the elements will be in western Queensland, where it is still marked by three major floods of the rivers. The water level is reached in 12.5 meters. Meanwhile cyclone "Anthony", which is assigned to the first category of danger, is moving to the south-west of the continent. The speed of wind gusts up to 90 miles per hour, according to ITAR-TASS. Earlier soobschaelos that to Australia, which has not yet

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Heavy rain caused the west coast of Australia floods

Incessant rains caused severe flooding on the west coast of Australia. Brunt of the disaster was in the capital of Western Australia — Perth.

As reported by the representative of the rescue Robert Smock, decided to evacuate people from low-lying areas. Under the water were the main motorway. Fallen trees caused by the disruption of power lines. There were reports of damaged roofs and cars, according to ITAR-TASS.

According to the meteorological observations, the number dropped in Western Australia is the largest rainfall in the last 60 years.

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Thousands of jellyfish invaded the coast of Australia in Gold Coast

Thousands of jellyfish invaded the coast of Australia from the Gold Coast. Locals impressed by what he saw. Scientists can not explain why such a jellyfish-invasion.

"I've never seen anything like this," — says Steve Williams. — "There are tens of thousands, and they are becoming more and more with every tide. All the water is teeming with them, "- he adds.

"This is a very impressive and strange phenomenon," — said the representative of the Oceanographic Institute of Trevor D (Trevor Long).

Although scientists can not explain why with every tide comes more and more jellyfish, calm

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