Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 Earthquake hits near the coast of western Turkey.

A powerful earthquake Monday afternoon killed a woman and damaged buildings on the Greek island of Lesbos. The earthquake, magnitude 6.4, was centered south of Lesbos in the Mediterranean Sea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Shaking was also detected in nearby Turkey and on the Greek mainland. “Most of the houses in the village of Vrissa … have been badly damaged by the earthquake,” Lesbos Mayor Spyros Galinos wrote. He told local media that it looked like the village had been “flattened by bombs.”

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5.2 Earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Koryakia, Russia.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits central Peru.

5.3 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Krygyzstan.

5.1 Earthquake hits Tajikistan.

5.1 Earthquake hits near the coast of southern Peru.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Caucasus, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits eastern Sichuan, China.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 Earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

5.3 Earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits Sakhalin, Russia.

5.1 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 Earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

5.0 Earthquake hits offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.3 Earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.1 Earthquake hits north of Severnaya Zemlya, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits Mindoro in the Philippines.

5.0 Earthquake hits Fiji.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 Earthquake hits the Panama-Costa-Rica border.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Mid-Indian ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits South Africa.

5.1 Earthquake hits Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Dominican Republic.

5.0 Earthquake hits Chitinskaya Oblast, Russia.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Myanmar-India border.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrava region, Russia.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.6 Earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.5 Earthquake hits Cuba.

5.5 Earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.0 Earthquake hits off the coast of Central America.

The earthquake was felt across the region, including Managua, the capital of Nicaragua; San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador; and San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said El Salvador and Nicaragua could experience related tsunami waves of 1-3 feet. No reports of injuries or damage were reported.

5.5 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.5 Earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the west coast of South Island, New Zealand.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

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

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

5.2 Earthquake hits near the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 Earthquake hits Buryatiya, Russia.

Nature – Images

Interesting Images

A river in Russia has turned bright red. The Siberian Times reported on Sept. 7 that the Daldykan River near the city of Norilsk had turned the colour of blood, with locals pointing fingers at the nearby Nadezhda Metallurgical Plant, owned by the company Norilsk Nickel. In fact, a broken pipeline at the plant may be the culprit, according to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources. The company, however, has denied any accidental discharge of pollutants.

Norilsk is no stranger to struggles with pollution. In 2007, the city appeared on the top 10 list of worst-polluted places on Earth, in a report released by the environmental group the Blacksmith Institute. The city also consistently ranks as the most-polluted city in Russia, according to government statistics.

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Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrava region, Russia.

5.8 Earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.8 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.3 Earthquake hits Potosi, Bolivia.

5.1 Earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.