Animal forecasters Phil, Paul, Heidi and other

The most famous soothsayer in animals is the groundhog Phil, who lives in the small town of Punxsutawney in western Pennsylvania in the United States.

Considered if the groundhog got out of the house after hibernation, sees his shadow, there will be sunny day, he goes to bed for six weeks. If no shadow — spring is around the corner. Every year February 2 Groundhog Day exactly twenty-five minutes past seven in the morning Phil pulled out of mink, and he makes his prediction.

Scientists call now about 600 animal species and 400 plant species that mogutvystupat as barometers, indicators,

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In Japan, an earthquake of magnitude 5.0

In the north-east Japan earthquake with magnitude 5.0. According to the National Meteorological Administration of the country, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in Iwate Prefecture, and the focus lies at a depth of 40 km. No injuries or damage were reported, the threat of a tsunami was not announced.

Tremors were felt in the six prefectures of the central Japanese island of Honshu.

Last Wednesday, in the north-east of Japan was a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.8. Was declared a tsunami threat. Strong tremors were felt in the 19 prefectures in Japan, the most notable were recorded in

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In Armenia, an earthquake

At midnight, there was an earthquake in Armenia. Tremors were felt in Yerevan

February 18 at midnight in the Armenian earthquake felt by residents of the city of Masisi, Parakar village, and different districts of Yerevan.

As reported Panorama.am National Service of Seismic Protection of Armenia, the epicenter of the earthquake was located in 6 km north-west of the city Masis, the magnitude of the earthquake was 28.8, the force at the center — 4 points. In Yerevan, the earthquake was felt at intensity 3 points.

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred off the coast of California

Earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the earthquake that struck Friday 23.04 local time (10.04 MSK Saturday), was located at 81 km to the west of Petrolia. Hearth quake-lying, according to preliminary data, at a depth of 0.6 kilometers, but most likely this figure will soon be revised.

A few hours earlier in the same area, an earthquake of magnitude 5.2, is celebrated on the USGS website.

Possible damage from aftershocks were reported.

In Khakassia earthquake, Abakan is not working relationship

Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred on Thursday in Siberia. The epicenter was located about 170 kilometers south of Abakan and 195 kilometers from Kyzyl, told RIA Novosti chief Alert Geophysical Service RAS Marina Kolomiets.

According to her, the earthquake was at a depth of 15 kilometers. Push came to 8.35 MSK.

"The strength of the earthquake at the epicenter, according to the calculations, was 6 points. Jerk felt in Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Minusinke, Kansk," — said the agency interlocutor.

The last major earthquake in the region proishlo October 27, 2000, while the magnitude of the tremors was 5.3.

According to

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred off the coast of Taiwan

The southeastern coast of Taiwan earthquake with magnitude 6.2 in 21.12 local time (17.12 MSK), said on Friday the agency "Xinhua" referring to the Taiwan weather service. According to experts, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 195 kilometers south-east of Taitung County, the center lies at a depth of 178 kilometers.

On the island are the strongest aftershocks — magnitude 2.0 — were reported in the area of Kaohsiung.

The destruction and injuries were reported, RIA "Novosti".

In the village of Amur earthquake

September 8 at noon in the village Yuktali Tynda district earthquake. Special station 65 kilometers from the village of recorded earthquakes of magnitude 2.8 to 4.0 on a scale Rihterra.

— No injuries or damage, — the press-service of EMERCOM Russia's Amur region. — There is nothing unusual for Tynda district in this incident no. The northern areas of our region, including Yuktali village, located in a seismic zone.

IMPORTANT!

What to do in an earthquake

— Feeling the vibrations of the building, falling objects quickly exit the building, taking the documents, money and other essentials.

— Leaving the room,

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The second day of an earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred in Montenegro

The second day of an earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred on Wednesday night at about 20 kilometers west of the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica, reported Seismological Service of the country.

The epicenter was at a depth of 18 kilometers, the closest population center is Danilovgrad.

"The earthquake could cause certain damage to the epicenter," — said in a statement.

It is reported that tremors were felt in Podgorica, Niksic and some coastal cities. The earthquake was the second day in the area — as the previous magnitude 4.5 was recorded on Monday night. It caused panic among local residents, but

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New earthquake in New Guinea

December 14 in the area of Papua New Guinea earthquake with magnitude 7.3 points. Information about the destruction yet, tsunami threat arose.

According to ITAR-TASS referring to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 87 km south-west of the town of Lae, the second largest settlement of the country, and 123 kilometers north-east of Kerem, located in part of the island belonging to Papua — New Guinea. Hearth lies at a depth of 115 km. RIA Novosti reported on the 127-kilometer occurrence of the earthquake.

No tsunami threat, tsunami warning center said.

Papua New Guinea

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5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of New Zealand

An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale occurred on Saturday in Auckland archipelago south of the coast of New Zealand, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of earthquake was recorded at 232 kilometers north-west of the island of Auckland — the main island of the archipelago of the same name. The earthquake lies at a depth of 34 kilometers. The earthquake caused no danger of a tsunami, the website of the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The island belongs to Auckland New Zealand and is uninhabited.

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