Earthquakes

6.3 Earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bonin islands off Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the Loyalty islands.

 

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Wildfires

The Colorado Springs wildfire, USA has burned hundreds of homes and threatens heavily populated areas of the State’s second biggest city. 10 acres of the US Air Force Academy grounds have also been charred. Firefighters battling the blaze have contained only about 5% of the inferno. Strong winds continue to fan the flames. 32 000 people have fled their homes.

 

Earthquakes

5.6 Earthquake hits El Salvador.

5.3 Earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.2 Earthquake hits Kamchatka, Russia.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Flores region, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Volcano islands near Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Vancouver island, Canada.

A big cluster of more than 200 small earthquakes hit the Canary islands, believed to be related to building pressure in the El Hierro volcano.

Texas, USA has been hit by five small earthquakes over the past few days. No reports of damage.

 

Climate Change

A recent study published Sunday, shows that sea levels are rising much faster along a 600 mile stretch of USA coastline from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to just north of Boston, than they are around the globe.

Since 1990, global sea levels have risen by about 2 inches, while along this stretch of coastline, sea levels have risen by up to 4.8 inches.

Computer models have previously suggested that melting ice from Greenland and Antarctica will change ocean currents causing a rise of sea levels along the US east coast. Now this is the first study that shows this has already happened.