Weather emergencies in Russia in 2012

Weather emergencies in Russia in 2012

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Head of "Antistikhia" Emergency Situations Minister Vladislav Bolov told what disasters can expect Russia in 2012.

Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said the heightened risks in 2012, strong earthquakes with magnitude over 7.5 in Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands and Kamchatka region, which may cause a tsunami up to 8 meters, the head of the center "Antistikhia" Emergency Situations Minister Vladislav Bolov.

"Predicts higher risk of disaster to the federal level due to seismic events with a magnitude of more than 7.5 in the Sakhalin Island (north of the hearth Nevel earthquake), the southern and the northern Kuril Islands and southern Kamchatka (for Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Yelizovo Viluchinsk), in the Gulf of Kamchatka, the Kamchatka Strait (including the area of Bering Island), "- said the source. He added that the height of possible tsunami is estimated to be 5-8 meters.

In addition, experts predict the spring of 2012 a complex flood situation in the Siberian and Volga federal districts due to low water levels in the rivers.

According, to the south of the Siberian and Volga regions low water levels in Freeze and predicted severe frosts in January 2012, could lead to the fact that the thickness of the ice will be higher and some of the mean annual promerznut to the bottom. "This, in turn, threatens the formation of a complex mash situation," — he said.

Bolov noted that low stocks of snow, reducing the transport capacity of rivers, likely long ice jam.

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