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Consequences of a volcanic eruption in Guatemala

June 13, 2018

Guatemalan authorities reacted very slowly to the signs of the eruption of the Fuego volcano on June 3, which led to one of the most tragic natural disasters in modern history of Guatemala. People had to leave their homes in a hurry: food was left on the tables, children threw toys, things remained in their places, there was no opportunity to pick up pets, ...

Fuego volcano eruption in Guatemala

June 7, 2018

Fuego Volcano in Guatemala has already killed 69 people. Its eruption began on Sunday. 1. Most of all - 60 people - died in the department of Escuintla. (Photo by Orlando Estrada): 2. View of the eruption itself of the volcano Fuego in Guatemala, June 3, 2018. (Photo by Luis Soto): 3. Deadpan. Behind - whether just ashes, ...

Lava Flows in Hawaii

June 7, 2018

The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii caused a lot of trouble, thousands of people had to be evacuated. Molten lava destroyed roads and houses, at least 159 houses were destroyed during one night from Sunday to Monday. Local experts say that the number of homes destroyed can go to hundreds. Including burned down the house of the mayor of the district ...

The explosion in Arzamas June 4, 1988

June 4, 2018

The picture was taken by amateur photographer Nikolay Bloshenkov, exactly 30 years ago. On June 4, 1988, in the city of Arzamas, near the railway station, a train exploded in which explosives were transported from a nearby weapons factory. According to official figures, 91 people died, 744 were injured; hundreds of families were left homeless. Three railway cars exploded, in ...

Ship for an hour

May 30, 2018

Royal Swedish sailing warship XVII. "Vasa" ("Vasa"), held afloat for less than an hour. The sad, tragic and unusual fate of a sailboat that sunk and killed dozens of people, became the only and most famous museum ship, the only 17th century ship in the world to come down to our days. “Between four and five o'clock a huge new ship ...

Successful landing

May 18, 2018

May 6, 1983, Royal Air Force Junior Lieutenant Ian Watson flew into a training flight on the Sea Harrier ZA176 fighter from the aircraft carrier "Illustrious" off the coast of Portugal. The flight mission included flying in the conditions of radio silence with the radar turned off and landing on a French aircraft carrier. It is worth noting that this was the first independent flight of Jan Watson ...

Hawaii Volcano Eruption

May 17, 2018

Volcanic eruption is beautiful, dangerous, inevitable. Often it occurs with an earthquake, and the flow of lava with temperatures up to 1200 degrees destroys everything in its path. The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii began on 3 May. It was accompanied by an earthquake of magnitude 6.9. Let's see the most beautiful pictures. 1. Kilauea (translated from Hawaiian - ...

Thousands of people evacuated from their homes in British Columbia due to heavy flooding.

May 15, 2018

Warm weather caused heavy snow melt, causing rivers and streams to overflow and flooded homes, roads and cars in Canadian British Columbia. Thousands of residents were forced to leave their homes in order not to be in a water trap. The situation may worsen, as weather forecasters predict further warming.

Earthquake in Sichuan. 10 years after the disaster

May 15, 2018

10 years ago, on May 12, 2008, in the Chinese province of Sichuan, there was a massive earthquake of magnitude 8, the victims of which were about 87,000 people. Most of the houses, schools and other institutions remained ruins. 10 years after an earthquake - is it a lot, or a little to restore? Give a look. one.There was ...

Sweet asphalt

May 11, 2018

On May 9, an accident occurred on the A2 highway between Warsaw and Poznan in Poland. A truck carrying chocolate lost control and overturned, more than 20 tons of chocolate spilled onto the highway. Sweet product filled two lanes, completely blocking traffic on the track in both directions. The driver was taken to the hospital with a broken arm, and several rescuers ...

Eruption of Kilauea 2018

May 8, 2018

Kilauea (translated from Hawaiian - "belching") - the most active volcano on the island of Hawaii, which has continuously erupted since 1983. It is also considered the most active active volcano on Earth. 1. Morning in Hawaii, May 5, 2018. Lava, burning trees, slowly moves along its path. (Photo by USGS): 2. To the heights the destructive path of the lava ...

With a global cooling, Russia will turn into the "Russian Sea"

May 5, 2018

Usually they discuss what will happen with global warming. The ice will melt and the sea level will rise. Everyone has seen these cards - for Russia it will not be too critical. Some coastal areas will go under the water, but nothing critical, such as for such countries as the Netherlands, England, etc. But for example, experts believe ...

How missed hyphen destroyed NASA spacecraft

May 4, 2018

In 1962, NASA launched Mariner – 1, a spacecraft that was supposed to fly to Venus to send vital scientific data to Earth during its journey through space. Instead, he turned off the course, forcing a security officer to blow it up about five minutes after launch. The commission of experts subsequently established ...

Deadly bet: how to land the plane blindly and kill 70 people

May 3, 2018

This tragedy occurred on October 20, 1986, when landing at Kuibyshev airport. Monstrous case. Probably, he has no analogues in the Soviet, and perhaps in world aviation. The crew commander, Alexander Klyuev, argued that he could land the plane blindly, using only instruments. He closed the cockpit view windows with curtains and took the plane to ...

Tu-16 shot down the Americans?

May 2, 2018

The aircraft carrier Essex “Where is Essex, I ask, where is the American ?!” - the tone of the question in the handset didn’t promise anything good for the commander of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation. The defense minister demanded to find the American aircraft carrier Essex in the Norwegian Sea.It was 1968, let us remember this Tu-16R crash ... In May 1968 ...

Abandoned streets of Fukushima seven years after a nuclear disaster

May 2, 2018

March 11, 2011 in the Japanese city of Fukushima, a powerful earthquake of 9 on the Richter scale occurred, as a result of which nuclear power plants infected the city with radiation, and thousands of people left their homes. It was one of the most powerful natural disasters that has ever happened in Japan. Clearing nuclear power plants is expected to take staggering ...

It's time to run!

April 27, 2018

Next stop Emerald City. In general, it is amazing how Americans live in a good half of their country, where hurricanes with typhoons and tornadoes all the time are walking as they like, sweeping houses down to a level platform. Yes, yes, of course, insurance and all that, but still it's just hard. And people are accustomed to see. Here ...

Truck with 20 tons of fish rolled over in Germany

April 23, 2018

On April 20, a truck crashed on a road near Liepen, East Germany. The driver lost control and slid into a ditch. The semi-trailer rolled over and 20 tons of fish were on the grass. The causes of the accident are being investigated.

The largest shipwreck in peacetime in history

April 20, 2018

As a rule, shipwrecks do not belong to the category of man-made disasters, but this particular record for the number of victims deserves a place among the most terrible man-made tragedies of humanity. The largest disasters at sea, accompanied by thousands of victims, occurred during the Second World War (we’ll talk about the largest shipwreck in terms of the number of victims), and only one thing happened in peacetime ...

Deadly oil spill near Borneo

April 10, 2018

The Indonesian port city of Balikpapan on the island of Borneo declared a state of emergency after an oil spill along the coast, causing several people to die. The leak caused by the rupture of an underwater pipe owned by Pertamina, a state-owned oil company, has spread at least 16 miles (26 km) and covered large areas of the coast with a thick black layer. Oil burned, ...

What happened after the crash of the DC-9-31 aircraft of Southern Airways Airlines in New Hope

April 4, 2018

Southern Airways' DC-9-31 aircraft crashed near a road house while trying to make an emergency landing in New Hope, GA, on April 5, 1977.The pilot tried to save himself and the passengers on board after the aircraft engines failed due to a strong thunderstorm. For many years the smell of jet fuel and the look ...

Secret tragedy: in 1972 in Svetlogorsk the plane crashed into a kindergarten

April 2, 2018

At 16 o'clock on May 16, 1972, Free Europe radio station from Munich transmitted a message: “The An-26 military transport aircraft of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation fell three hours ago at a kindergarten in Svetlogorsk (Kaliningrad Oblast). Among the dead are children under the age of 6 years, educators and the crew of the aircraft, more than 30 people in total. ” German responsiveness ...

The most expensive hurricanes in the history of America

April 2, 2018

People are powerless against the elements. You can only warn about its approach (and even then not always), and calculate the damage after it. Recall the most expensive hurricanes in US history, Hurricane Camilla, 1969. It may not be the most expensive, but it’s worth remembering. August 17, 1969 near the Mississippi River in the United States ...

Large fires in shopping centers and clubs in Russia

March 27, 2018

Let us recall some major fires in shopping centers, stores and clubs that occurred in Russia in the 2000s. 2005 year.Ukhta, the shopping center Passage On July 11, 2005, a fire broke out in Ukhta in the shopping center Passage, which killed 25 people. The cause of a fire was arson. In 2009, the court sentenced to life ...

In the US, Tesla flew into the bump stop,

March 27, 2018

The tragedy happened on the 101st highway in Mountain View. The driver of the electric car at high speed wound on the bump stop, two more cars flew into it. Because of the strong impact, the battery detonated and ripped the tesla into two parts. The owner of the car burned alive. 1 Police believe that the battery is to blame for the trouble, Tesla initiated an investigation. Witnesses saw an explosion ...

A hail the size of a baseball hit a car dealership and smashed 380 new cars.

March 26, 2018

A hail the size of a baseball, which hit the American city of Calman, lasted 20 minutes, but managed to cool up in the Mitch Smith Chevrolet showroom, damaging 380 new cars. The fact is that only some of the most expensive cars, such as the Corvette, were in the office space, but for the rest there was not enough space ...

Boat K – 314, March 21, 1984, Sea of ​​Japan

March 22, 2018

Soviet Boat K – 314, after a collision with the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk (USS KITTY HAWK (CV – 63).In March 1984, American and South Korean troops conducted a joint naval exercise Team Spirit 84. The USSR, of course, was collecting intelligence data, in particular, the K-314 project 671 submarine operated in the exercise zone, according to the NATO classification Victor. A boat…

In the Philippines, a plane fell on a house and killed a family of five

March 19, 2018

In the province of Bulacan in the Philippines, almost immediately after takeoff, the Piper PA-23 Apache light aircraft crashed. According to the latest data, all those who were on board at that moment, as well as the whole family living in the house where the aircraft fell, were killed. When Piper PA-23 fell, Apache crashed into a residential building ....

The price of immediate benefits

March 17, 2018

KamAZ is famous not only for its cars, but also for fires. In the engine plant for 15 years (1978-93 g), 57 fires occurred, and in the last 6 years 32 emergencies (short circuits, flashes, etc.) occurred. The most significant fire occurred in 1993 at the KamAZ JSC engine plant, on…

"La Bourgogne" - the shame of France

March 12, 2018

The catastrophe of the La Bourgogne liner, which broke out on July 4, 1898, shook the world not with the size and number of victims, but with the cruelty that reigned on the sinking ship. Then 561 people died and this was the largest catastrophe in the history of the company. Captain Deloncle refused to leave the sinking ship and died with him. Of the passengers, only 10 percent survived, while about 80 out of the crew.

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