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2014 (published: 16.03.2014)

Number 1(16)

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UDC 502/504;574

The “Alexa” Snow Stormin the Middle East and Earthquakes

Mavashev B. , Mavashev I.

At the end of the first – beginning of the second decade of December 2013 the Middle East was collapsed by an unprecedented snow storm. Entire regions in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel turned out to be blocked up with snow. For the first time in the course of 112 years of regular observations there was a fall of snow in Cairo. Such weather anomaly was caused by global climate changes and sharp increase of seismic activity in theregion. Combination of rare weather conditions with regional seismic activation in the Middle East predetermined appearance and further advance and penetration of the "Alexa" snow storm deep into the territory
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Keywords: earthquakes, global warming, climate changes

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