Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore O’Higgins, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits the Bouvet Islands.

5.1 earthquake hit southern Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bouvet Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bouvet Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Bouvet Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits Pakistan.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 Earthquake his the Bouvet Island region.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Crete.

5.0 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bouvet Island region.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands off Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Bouvet Island region.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Xizang, China.

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Since the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011, concerns have spread among the public that water with traces of radioactive material might be traveling in a plume across the Pacific Ocean toward the west coast of North America.

Experts say the radiation levels reaching the U.S. coast and Hawaiian Islands will be too low to threaten human health or marine life, but no U.S. government or international agency is actually monitoring radiation in these places.

Now, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts is launching a new citizen science project to measure levels of radioactive cesium in water washing up along the West Coast.

Earthquakes

7.3 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. A tsunami warning was issued after the earthquake struck off Japan’s eastern coast about 7:18pm (AEDT). Buildings were reported to have swayed violently in Tokyo. At 8:19pm workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant were told to retreat to a fortified building at the plant as a precaution. A one-metre high tsunami hit Japan’s north-east coast at 8:10pm. Evacuations have been ordered in some places.

6.2 and 5.5 Aftershocks hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Two 5.0 Aftershocks hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan. Three 4.8 and three 4.7 Aftershocks also rattled the region.

5.1 and 4.9 Earthquakes hit the Bouvet Island region near the southern mid-atlantic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of the Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits the New Britain region, Papua New Guinea.

4.9 Earthquake hits southern Greece.