Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.5 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits sought of Fiji.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 earthquake hits the Ionian Sea.

5.9 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.8 earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.6 earthquake hits the Ionian Sea.

5.5 earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the Ionian Sea.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the Ionian Sea.

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

5.3 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.2 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Rota region in the north Mariana Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits the Panama-Costa Rica border.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Palau.

5.0 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.6 earthquake hits north of Honduras.

5.4 earthquake hits near the East Coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands, New Zealand.

5.1 earthquake hits south east of the loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Myanmar-India border.

5.4 earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits that Iran-Iraq border region.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.3 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.2 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits south of the Mariana Islands.

Mount St Helens

Since New Years Day Mount St. Helens has experienced 40 earthquakes within its vicinity as tremors continue every few hours. The most powerful earthquake was a magnitude 3.9 that occurred around midnight west coast time about 5 miles from Mount St. Helens and 23 miles from the town of Morton. It is common to experience swarms of earthquakes at Mount St. Helens. While it is certainly not a sign of an impending eruption, the earthquakes are a result of an active volcanic system.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 Earthquake hits Samoa.

5.6 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Samoa.

5.1 Earthquake hits The Kuril islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Samoa.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits the central Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.3 Earthquake hits south of the Mariana Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 Earthquake hits the North Atlantic Ocean.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

5.0 Earthquake hits southwest of Africa.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits the Sichuan-Gansu border region, China.

5.3 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka.

5.2 Earthquake hits eastern Uzbekistan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

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