Winter drought in the Iberian Peninsula

Winter drought in the Iberian Peninsula Weather and Climate

For the Iberian Peninsula winter of 2011-2012 was one of the driest in the last 70-80 years. In Spain, for the three winter months the average rainfall of 55 liters per km ², while the rate for the winter of 200 liters. Such a drought in Spain has not happened since 1940, and Portugal in the 1980s. Forecasts at the beginning of spring in both countries are not encouraging — dry weather will continue until the end of March.

A terrible consequence of this early spring weather were fires that destroy

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Off the coast of Portugal, a new subduction zone

June 18, 2013. Geologists at Monash University in Melbourne, a study was conducted that showed that the Atlantic coast of Portugal passes the formation of a new active subduction zone. Earlier passive margin south-western outskirts of Iberian lithospheric plate and the bottom of the ocean begin to interact.

As is usually the case with subduction, one lithospheric plate sinks beneath the second and goes deeper into the Earth's mantle. These tectonic changes near to Portugal suggest that over time, the area will decrease the Atlantic Ocean, and Europe will be much closer to North America. So far, geologists say,

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Spain is waiting for eruption

Earthquake

13.05.11.V Spanish Lorca May 11, there were two strongest earthquake in 50 years. Geophysicist, member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Alexander Gorodnitsky told "Trud", why tectonic activity increased.

— DOES THE tremors in Lorca the March tectonic shift in the Pacific?

— No. Earthquake in Japan, even the power of 9 points could hardly lead to crowding-ku in Spain.

— What was the reason?

— Events in Lorca linked to the small collision Iberian and African tectonic plates (the plate is located on the Iberian Spain. — "Work"). The fact that the Strait of Gibraltar and to

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Spain is waiting for eruption

In the Spanish Lorca May 11, there were two strongest earthquake in 50 years. Geophysicist, member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Alexander Gorodnitsky told "Trud", why tectonic activity increased.

— DOES THE tremors in Lorca the March tectonic shift in the Pacific?

— No. Earthquake in Japan, even the power of 9 points could hardly lead to crowding-ku in Spain.

— What was the reason?

— Events in Lorca linked to the small collision Iberian and African tectonic plates (On the Iberian plate is Spain. — "Work"). Deal that at the Strait of Gibraltar and to the Azores

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Spain is waiting for eruption

In the Spanish Lorca May 11, there were two strongest earthquake in 50 years. Geophysicist, member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Alexander Gorodnitsky told "Trud", why tectonic activity increased.

— DOES THE tremors in Lorca the March tectonic shift in the Pacific?

— No. Earthquake in Japan, even the power of 9 points could hardly lead to crowding-KWD Spain.

— What was the reason?

— Events in Lorca linked to the small collision Iberian and African tectonic plates(On the Iberian plate is Spain. — "Work").The fact that the Strait of Gibraltar and to the Azores (Portugal) is the

Continue reading Spain is waiting for eruption

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