Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits north of Ascension Island.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.1 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit north of Ascension Island.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Haiti.

5.1 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Ascension Island.

Haiti

Following the earthquake of magnitude 5.9 that occurred 20km north of Port-de-Paix (North West) Saturday, 6 October at 8:10pm local time, and according to the last updated information from the DPC on September 7 October (10 A.M), the seism has caused the death of 12 people – 8 in Port-de-Paix (North-West department), 3 in Gros Morne (Artibonite department) and 1 in Saint Louis du Nord (North-West department) – and wounded 151 persons.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the south-west Indian Ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits North Island, New Zealand.

5.3 earthquake hits the south-west Indian Ridge.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit the south-west Indian Ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits north of Ascension Island.

5.2 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the south-west Indian Ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao, Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits north of Ascension Island.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Pagan region in the North Mariana Islands.

7 Years After Fukushima Disaster

It’s been seven years since a magnitude-8.9 earthquake in northeastern Japan triggered a massive tsunami that led to a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Seven years since radioactive materials from the plant poured into the air and the ocean and began making its way toward the West Coast of the United States.

Now that seven years have passed, how radioactive are the waters around the U.S.-Canadian West Coast? And how radioactive is the air and soil on the mainland?

The U.S. and Canadian coastal waters in the Pacific are contaminated, analyses show, but radiation levels are still well below federal standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency, said Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. []

The levels are so low, that swimming eight hours every day for a year would only increase a person’s annual dose of radiation to an amount that is 1,000 times less than a single dental X-ray, Buesseler said.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.9 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands, off India.

5.7 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits the Indian Ocean triple junction.

5.1 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands, off India.

5.0 earthquake hits Ascension Island.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.6 earthquake hits Ascension Island.

5.5 earthquake hits the Gulf of Alaska.

5.4 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits the Gulf of Alaska.

5.1 earthquake hits the Balleny Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the east cost of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra. Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bali Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Ascension Island.

5.1 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.