Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hit southern Iran.

5.5 earthquake hits the South Atlantic Ocean.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic Ridge.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

6.3 earthquake hits the south-east Indian Ridge.

5.9 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Sucre, Venezuela.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talud, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.3 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Namibia.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the 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

6.8 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.8 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 earthquake hits the West Chile rise.

5.2 earthquake hits Sabah, Malaysia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Gulf of Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern Pacific Ocean.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits Mozambique.

5.4 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.4 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.3 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua new Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits Mozambique.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

At least 18 people were killed by a magnitude 6.6 quake that struck Papua New Guinea’s mountainous Southern Highlands early Wednesday, an official said, adding to the death toll from a larger quake last week. It was the most severe of a series of aftershocks that have rattled the resource-rich region, about 600 km northwest of the capital Port Moresby, complicating efforts to provide aid to nearly 150,000 people in need of emergency supplies.

5.8 earthquake hit east of the Kuril Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits new Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hit the Alamagan region, North Marianna Islands.

Three 5.1 earthquakes hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits off the East Coast of Kamchatka.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.6 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.4 earthquake the Kuril Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Potosi, Bolivia.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

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

5.0 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.