In the north-east of India was a strong earthquake

In the Indian state of Sikkim in the north-east of the country, an earthquake measuring 6.8 magnitude. Much affected, at least nine people were killed.

After the first quake was followed by new tremors comparable power — up to 6 magnitudes. According to preliminary data, resulting in up to 12 buildings collapsed in the state capital — the city Gangtok.

In addition, in some areas went landslides, which caused power cuts in some cities in the state disconnected cellular communication. In the affected communities are already working teams of rescuers, TV channel "Russia-24".

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Heavy rains in northern India have killed 29 people

NEW DELHI, Aug. 17 — RIA Novosti, Eugene Bezeq.Torrential rains that brought the north Indian monsoon, caused the death of the last night, 29 people wrote in Wednesday gazetaHindu.

People died in the rubble of houses destroyed by landslides, and from lightning strikes, falling trees and poles, drowned in the raging rivers. During the day, in different areas fell from 18 to 341 millimeters of rain.

The largest number of victims of elements of the state of Uttar Pradesh, where one day 12 people died. Only after the arrival of the end of June is the rainy season, killing 23

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Flooding in India: 9 people killed, 20 injured

At least nine people were killed and 20 were injured due to heavy rains that wreaked havoc across the state of Jammu on Thursday.

About 30 houses collapsed, floods washed away several bridges and two dozen vehicles were buried by landslides and debris flows, reported greaterkashmir.com

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Landslides in Nepal have killed six people

Another 10 people were missing. Six people were killed and 10 missing in landslides caused by monsoon rains began in the mountainous regions of Nepal.

As the representatives of the authorities, the tragedy occurred 320 kilometers west of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, where the debris were 10 houses of the peasants.

The residents themselves were rescue and were able to extract from the rubble of the survivors five.

Designed to help the police, but they will need six hours to walk the mountain trails to get to the site of the incident, reports Reuters.

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Residents flee flooded Sichuan flood neck in water

Heavy rain, do not stop for three days, led to flooding and landslides in China's Sichuan province, according to the Associated Press. As a result of heavy rains rainfall in some areas exceeded 300 millimeters, which led to a sharp rise in the rivers.

Most of the flood affected town Bachzhun and Guangyuan. State broadcaster CCTV showed footage of the show as they ride through the streets of the flow of water, and people are struggling to move to safer places.

According to the state news agency Xinhua, the beginning of rains in Sichuan province killed seven

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Poachers killed more than 630 rhinos in South Africa only for the current year

Poachers killed at least 633 rhino in South Africa, only for the current year, according to the Associated Press, citing a recent report by the Ministry of Environment in South Africa.

Thus, hunters nosorogamiprodolzhayut rewrite your "record" in 2011 (448 rhinos). In October this godasoobschalos the death of 455 animals. According to published statistics, the majority of individuals (395 this year) are killed in the Kruger National Park in the northeast of South Africa, although the anti-poaching and illegal sales of horns government placed military forces along the border of the reserve.

On average, by poachers between 1997 and 2007

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Of midges in Tambov killed livestock

In late April and early May in Tambov in smallholdings was registered mass death of livestock.

Total killed 79 goals. Most of all fallen animals Pichaevskom area — 20 goals. Head of the Department of Veterinary E. Prilepsky believes that it is caused by the attack on the cows midges, which is bound into the eyes, nostrils and ears of animals. It emits toxic saliva that causes the deadly infectious disease.

This year, more than ever, it is noted the rapid proliferation of mosquitoes. This is due to turbulent and abnormally hot spring. In the lowlands still retains moisture, and

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More than 20 people were killed in rains in India

At least 22 people were killed by heavy rains caused by a powerful cyclone in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is reported by the BBC BBC citing local media.

According to weather forecasts, in the next two days will be showers in several areas.

Last week on the state of the cyclone hit, "Teacher." The maximum wind speed was 100 km / h, "Interfax".

In neighboring Andhra Pradesh state of Tami Nadu cyclone killed more than 10 people. As a result of rampant disaster damaged more than 1.5 thousand houses, thousands of people living in the lowlands, temporarily

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In Vinnitsa region teen killed by lightning

14-year-old boy was on the field when the rain started. The village Kommunarovka Kalinowski region Vinnytsia region lightning killed a 14-year-old.

As the press-service of UMCHS in Vinnytsia region, July 12, in the morning the two brothers went to the field to disrupt the tops of corn. Downpour started, and they decided to hide in the forest plantation. But on the road, one of the boys struck by lightning, causing him to death on the spot.

This is not the first time that lightning killed Ukrainians. Thus, lightning took the lives of people in Cherkasy, Lugansk, and Ivano-Frankivsk regions. It

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Seismologists have paid little attention to continental risk zones

U.S. Geological Survey data on earthquakes on Friday.

Evaluation of seismic risk is strongly biased towards earthquakes that occur at the boundaries of the "sea" of plates (which is a blow to the north-east Japan on March 11), while the shocks occurring in the inland, little attention is paid to the unforgivable, consider Philip England of Oxford and James Jackson of the University of Cambridge (UK).

Scientists pay attention to the fact that the Sendai earthquake of magnitude 9.0 has resulted in a surprisingly small number of casualties: killed 25 thousand people — just 0.4% of those who

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