Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits north of Svalbard.

5.0 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the Bouvet Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Aru, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits central California.

The earthquake, the largest to hit California in two decades left buildings and roads with varying degrees of damage. This included buildings with minor cracks; broken water mains; power lines down; rock slides on certain roads” but no injuries or major fires.

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5.6 earthquake hits the Queen Charlotte Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits central California.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Samoa Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Peru-Ecuador border.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

8.0 earthquake hits northern Peru.

A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 struck the Amazon jungle in north-central Peru early Sunday. The quake, at a moderate depth of 110 kilometers (68 miles) struck at 2:41 a.m., 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of the village of Lagunas and 158 kilometers (98 miles) east-northeast of the larger town of Yurimaguas. There were no immediate reports of casualties, although some buildings collapsed and power cuts were reported in a number of cities. Earthquakes that are close to the surface generally cause more destruction. In Yurimaguas, a number of old houses collapsed, and the electricity was cut, according to the National Emergency Operations Center, which gave the magnitude of the quake as 7.2. In the capital, Lima, people ran out of their homes in fear.

5.7 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits the Gulf of Aden.

5.1 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the Panama-Costa Rica border.

5.3 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits east of Severnaya Zemlya, Russia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

Environment

Deforestation in Peru

Years of deforestation in Peru are visible from space, tracked in a new animation created from NASA satellite views. And the forest loss is escalating at an alarming rate.

The image series was captured by satellites Landsat 7 and Landsat 8 from 2013 to 2018. Shared on April 19 by NASA Earth Observatory, the animated sequence reveals devastating depletion in the forests of southeastern Peru’s Madre de Dios region, covering approximately 1,350 square miles (3,500 square kilometers).

Madre de Dios rests near the Amazon basin and is a biodiversity hotspot, home to species that live nowhere else on Earth. But with deforestation on the rise, plants and animals that are endemic to the region face an uncertain future.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.2 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits the D’Entrecasteaux Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits southeast of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

5.2 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of central Peru.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits off the coast of northern Peru.

5.5 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.5 earthquake hits Leyte in the Philippines.

Three 5.2 earthquakes hit the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.1 earthquake hits the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits the Iran-Iraq border.

5.0 earthquake hits western Turkey.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

Four 5.0 earthquakes hit the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone (tc) 17s (Haleh), located approximately 805 nm southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius, is tracking southward at 14 knots.

NewsBytes:

Peru – Heavy rainfall has been affecting southern Peru (particualrly Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna and Ica Regions) over the last week, causing rivers to overflow (especially the Rio Locumba), triggering floods, landslides and mudslides. According to media reports, as of 13 February at 8.00 UTC, ten people were killed, 1 800 injured and approximately 8 000 affected. Floods and landslides have damaged or destroyed roads, bridges, houses, crops and killed more than 5 500 animals.

California, USA – The latest in a series of Pacific storms has again brought more heavy rain to parts of California in the United States this week. Severe storms, hail and lightning were reported for much of central and southern California on Wednesday. On Wednesday morning, severe storms brought flooding rain and hail to Sonora in the central part of the state. The rain was so heavy at times that floodwaters rushed down the city streets, making them look more like rivers. Even the driest place in the US was not exempt from the line of storms. California’s Death Valley picked up 16mm of rain – more than double the park’s average March rainfall.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.7 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits near the coast of northern Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Komandorskiye Ostrova, Russia.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.0 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits northern Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits the Red Sea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.