Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.5 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.3 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 Earthquake hits northeastern Sakha. Russia.

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Global Warming

Russia says it halted global warming for one year

Russia has reduced the quantity of emitted greenhouse gases by almost 50% since 1990, which has slowed down the global warming for one year, CEO of the Center for Energy Efficiency Igor Bashmakov said on Friday at the Climate Forum of the Russian Cities.

“We have considerably reduced the volume of emissions, almost by one half, and then held on to this level,” Bashmakov said. “If we in Russia preserved the level of the 1990 emissions, we would have emitted by 41 bln tonnes of equivalent more by this time, which is close to what all global sources emit. That is, Russia has actually suspended the global warming for a whole year on its own, and it has a considerable result.”

In October 2004, Russia undertook the obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. Russia also signed the Paris climate accord in 2016.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 Earthquake hits the North Atlantic Ocean.

5.7 Earthquake hits Buru, Indonesia.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands off japan.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.0 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Over 500 earthquakes in Reykjanes swarm

The swarm of earthquakes that originate in Fagradalsfjall mountain on the Reykjanes peninsula are now on the decrease. A few earthquakes occurred yesterday morning but they’re diminishing.

According to the Iceland Met Office, over 500 earthquakes have been measured in the swarm which began Wednesday morning at 7 am. Three earthquakes were clearly felt in Reykjavik, especially the one at 13:55 which measured 4.1.

Geophysicist Páll Einarsson said speaking to today’s Morgunblaðið that the earthquakes are at the point where the tectonic plates meet. He said that although earthquakes in Reykjanes are common, the swarm yesterday was one of the biggest that they’ve measured in a few years.

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.

Earthquakes

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.

Earthquakes

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.

Earthquakes

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.

Earthquakes

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.

Earthquakes

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.

Earthquakes

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.

Earthquakes

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.