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.

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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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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits the Samoa Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq border.

5.1 Earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kuril islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.1 Earthquake hits Guam.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018 as Earth rotation slows

Scientists have warned there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year. They believe variations in the speed of Earth’s rotation could trigger intense seismic activity, particularly in heavily populated tropical regions.

Although such fluctuations in rotation are small – changing the length of the day by a millisecond – they could still be implicated in the release of vast amounts of underground energy.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.7 Earthquake hits off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits near the coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Colombia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Oaxaca, Mexico.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes- Global

5.6 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Anatahan region in the North Mariana Islands.