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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake, rocked Afghanistan

Earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale (SR) slam the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan, on Thursday 18 / 8 morning local time. Similarly, the information reported Meteorology United States (USGS).

 
Global temperatures were seventh warmest on record for July

The globe experienced its seventh warmest July since record keeping began in 1880. July’s Arctic sea ice extent was the smallest on record for that month since records began in 1979.

The monthly analysis from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides government, business and community leaders so they can make informed decisions.

 
New Zealand Snowstorm
New Zealanders were witnesses to what some forecasters are describing as a once-in-a-lifetime event Monday as the nation was hit with its heaviest snowstorm in 30 years. As the Daily Mail is reporting, the country was plunged into darkness as flights were grounded and roads closed after being blanketed by the storm.
 
Sun Unleashes X6.9 Class Flare

On August 9, 2011 at 3:48 a.m. EDT, the sun emitted an Earth-directed X6.9 flare, as measured by the NOAA GOES satellite. These gigantic bursts of radiation cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to harm humans on the ground, however they can disrupt the atmosphere and disrupt GPS and communications signals. In this case, it appears the flare is strong enough to potentially cause some radio communication blackouts. It also produced increased solar energetic proton radiation -- enough to affect humans in space if they do not protect themselves.

 
Russian Academy of Sciences becomes co-organizer of World Forum on natural disasters in Istanbul.

Following a decision of the Board of the GEOCATACLYSM-2011 International Congress, the Russian Academy of Sciences has become an organizer of International Congress and Exhibition “Natural Cataclysms and Global Problems of the Modern Civilization - GEOCATACLYSM-2011” is planned to be held 19-21 September, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.

 
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