Beijing faces water shortages and subsidence

Beijing faces water shortages and subsidence Facts

800 wells that extract water within the fifth ring road in Beijing, will be closed this year to keep the ground water. In 2011, the total amount of water that has been used residents of the capital, was 3.6 billion cubic meters. According to the authorities, by 2014, the extraction of water in urban areas will be discontinued, as the capital is observed subsidence, in other words, the city falls to the ground. In Beijing, there are over 10,000 wells in the city and its suburbs. Excessive use of surface water, along with

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The hydrogen outgassing in the Russian platform. Part 1

At the end of February 2007 on the site Hydrogen future we put the article "Outgassing of hydrogen was detected in the central regions of the Russian Platform," which is also widely known on the internet under the name — "Mysterious funnel. " Now, at the end of July 2008, we present new data on the problem.

First of all, we have to tell you — dear reader: hydrogen outgassing is not only not ceased, but has a marked tendency to expand. It captures and new areas appear to become more intense. If a year and a half ago,

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Moscow quickly goes underground

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The website of the daily newspaper "Gazeta", some parts of the city are immersed in the ground at a rate of a few millimeters to a few centimeters per year, and each new building creates bulky under a funnel with a radius of 200 meters. As explained

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In China, the ground subsidence

Karst holes

Nanning, July 19 / Xinhua / — Department of Land and Natural Resources Anyaoskogo Autonomous County of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region / South China / informed that from 14 to 18 July in the village there were two cases Tanlun surface subsidence of land, resulting in the failure diameter 8 meters.

According to the report, a settling of land will be under construction freeway Hechi — Duan.

To date, the safe areas were evacuated to more than 90 local residents. In place of sedimentation left geological experts to clarify the situation and the reasons for the incident.

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Sinkhole in the village Tanlo Nanning. Photo

Karst holes

Sinkhole in China

Nanning, June 8 / Xinhua / — On Thursday night, in a village settlement Tanlo, administratively subordinate Sisyantan District of Nanning City — the administrative center of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region / GCHAR, South China /, where the incident took place a few days ago subsidence, were recorded five new subsidence ground.

As a result, more than 300 local high school students were evacuated to another school or to temporarily remain at home.

Recall that the first case of subsidence occurred on 1 June during penetration well in one of the secondary schools

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Beijing settles because of the excessive use of groundwater

Beijing is one of the largest cities in the world of consumer groundwater resources. Two-thirds of tap water in the city comes from the ground. As a result of the excessive use of groundwater beneath the city, hazardous void area over two thousand square meters. As reported by the Chinese edition Powered by Discuz, the water table under Beijing from 12 meters in 1999, fell to an average of 24 meters in 2010, creating a void space area 2650 square meters. meters.

Large-scale use of groundwater in the Chinese capital began after a major drought in 1972.

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Due to land subsidence in Shanghai one metro will be closed for repair

At the station, the fourth line Haylunlu Shanghai Metro discovered differential settlements in some parts of the earth, making this plant will be closed over the weekend for the upcoming Spring Festival overhaul.

As the representative of the Shanghai subway, as planned maintenance work on Metro will begin on January 22 at the end of the last movement of the train, they will be conducted around the clock and will end on January 28.

During the repair works Haylunlu station will be closed to the passengers, but the metro line will continue to operate, the train will pass through

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In Moscow, the ground fell bus

As reported vesti.ru, in Moscow, Ryazan Avenue understudy, tonight there was subsidence under the bus. The incident resulted in no injuries.

"The Understudy Ryazan Avenue, near house number 45, was the private bus carrier, not a" taxi ", weighing 10 tons. Beneath it was subsidence diameter of 1.5 meters, a depth of about 70 cm, where the wheel and the bus failed," — "Interfax" a source in the complex urban economy.

Bus managed to get out of the hole on its own. Traffic on the road because of subsidence do not overlap. "To date, utilities have promptly

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Philippines: Dagupan go under water for 15 years, says Mayor

Sea level rise and land subsidence can cause that in the next 15 years, a significant part of this vibrant coastal city will be underwater, said Mayor Benjamin Lim:

— This is undoubtedly the impact of global warming and climate change. Even in the absence of rain, the tide floods parts of the city, including the business district.

In his opinion, this is due to rising sea levels and the gradual natural subsidence. In addition, subsidence can be caused by withdrawal of water from underground aquifers. The city, situated on the Gulf of Lingayen, there are 16 water

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In Moscow, the ground fell bus

As reported vesti.ru, in Moscow, Ryazan Avenue understudy, tonight there was subsidence under the bus. The incident resulted in no injuries.

"The Understudy Ryazan Avenue, near house number 45, was the private bus carrier, not a" taxi ", weighing 10 tons. Beneath it was subsidence diameter of 1.5 meters, a depth of about 70 cm, where the wheel and the bus failed," — "Interfax" a source in the complex urban economy.

Bus managed to get out of the hole on its own. Traffic on the road because of subsidence do not overlap. "To date, utilities have promptly implement the reconstruction

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