Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Mayotte region.

5.2 earthquake hits near the East Coast of Kamchatka.

5.2 earthquake hits Guerrero, Mexico.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

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

5.1 earthquake hits near Mexico City.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Greece.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.6 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.4 earthquake hits the southern East Pacific rise.

5.2 earthquake hits El Salvador.

5.2 earthquake hits the Prince Edward Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern Honshu, Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

5.0 earthquake hits El Salvador.

5.0 earthquake hits the gulf of Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Iran.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hit south-west of Africa.

5.0 earthquake hit the northern mid-Atlantic Ridge.

5.0 earthquake hit the Ionian Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits the West Chile rise.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.5 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.0 earthquake hit Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Panama.

5.0 earthquake hit North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits south-west of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Shikoku, Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits Taiwan.

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Rescue workers scrambled to search for survivors in buildings left tilting precariously on their foundations in the Taiwanese city of Hualien on Wednesday, after an overnight earthquake killed four and injured more than 200. Authorities said they could not verify how many residents were still missing after the 6.4-magnitude quake which hit the popular tourist city late on Tuesday.

5.4 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.3 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.2 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits Tajikistan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

The 6.4 Earthquake rocked the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and other cities on the country’s island of Java late Friday, with authorities reporting at least two deaths.

Disaster relief officials say buildings collapsed in several western Java districts and a hospital was evacuated after suffering damage. The quake made buildings sway in Jakarta.

5.6 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.1 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Tarapaca, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Guerrero, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

Wildlife

Mexico’s New Ocean Reserve Protects Biodiversity

The Revillagigedo Archipelago, a chain of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico, is home to a spectacularly diverse community of sea life, including dozens of fish species found nowhere else on Earth. Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto recently designated these islands and the surrounding waters as a marine reserve and national park, prohibiting natural resource extraction, commercial fishing and development, to preserve the island ecosystems and marine life.

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