Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

Extraordinary seismic activity continues unabated at the Santa Cruz Islands!

7.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

7.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

6.7 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

4.9 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

4.9 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

4.9 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

4.8 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.9 Earthquake hits the Bougainville Islands region.

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

5.0 Earthquake hits New Britain, papua New Guinea.

Storms and Floods

Santa Cruz Tsunami Damage

As the remote Island group continues to be hit by aftershocks from the magnitude 8 earthquake on 6 February, rescue teams struggled to reach remote villages in the Solomon Islands. The tsunami flooded the nearest airstrip and left it littered with debris, preventing relief workers from reaching the region by air.

The dozens of strong aftershocks are keeping frightened residents from returning to the coast and going back to their homes because there’s nothing left, so they are residing in temporary shelters on higher ground.

Tsunami damage in Temotu province of the Solomon Islands.

Tsunami damage in Temotu 008

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

6.7 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.8 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

4.9 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

4.9 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

4.8 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

4.8 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

4.8 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

4.8 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

4.8 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

4.8 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits New Guinea, papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2; 6.1; 6.0; 5.3; three x 5.2; two x 5.1; two x 5.0; four x 4.9 and five x 4.8 Aftershocks hit the Santa Cruz Islands.

The death toll from the tsunami that hit the Solomon Islands following the powerful 8.0 Earthquake yesterday now stands at 15. Approximately 400 houses collapsed in five villages in the Solomon Islands. 80 properties were damaged on the west side of the Santa Cruz Islands where a 1.5 metre tsunami was reported. Due to the remoteness of the affected areas, reports of damage are still coming in.

5.6 Earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.2 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 Earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 Earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Admiralty Island region.

5.0 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-atlantic ridge.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Nias region, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

A powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake set off a tsunami that killed at least five people in a remote part of the Solomon Islands on Wednesday and triggered evacuations across the South Pacific as island nations issued tsunami alerts. Dozens of people are still missing.

The quake struck 340 km (211 miles) east of Kira Kira in the Solomons, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said as it issued warnings for the Solomons and other South Pacific nations including Australia and New Zealand.

A tsunami measuring 0.9 metres (three feet) hit near the town of Lata on the remote Santa Cruz island, swamping some villages and the town’s main airport as people fled to safety on higher ground. The tsunami was later reported to have destroyed three villages.

More than forty aftershocks between magnitude 4.8 to magnitude 6.6 rocked the region in the hours after the quake.

Photowide

5.5 Earthquake hits the Balleny Islands region.

5.1 Earthquake hits northwest of Ryukyu Islands, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits Potosi, Bolivia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Samoa Islands region.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

8.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands near the Solomon Islands.

The quake was a shallow 5.8 km (3.6 miles) deep and the epicentre was 347 km east of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands.

A tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

8.0 Earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands near the Solomon Islands.

The quake was a shallow 5.8 km (3.6 miles) deep and the epicentre was 347 km east of Kira Kira in the Solomon Islands.

A tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits Tajikistan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.9 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan. Ten people suffered minor injuries due to falling objects, broken glass and other incidents, but authorities said no serious damage was reported and the quake did not generate a tsunami. The shaking lasted about a minute. Bottles smashed to the ground in supermarkets, some areas had power blackouts and a number of highways were closed. Trains were stopped on rural tracks as a precaution. No damage to several nuclear facilities in the region was reported.

5.5 Aftershock hits southeast of Honshu, Japan.

6.0, 5.2 and four 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.4 and 5.0 Earthquakes hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.9 Earthquake hits Hokkaido, Japan.

Ten people suffered minor injuries due to falling objects, broken glass and other incidents, but authorities said no serious damage was reported and the quake did not generate a tsunami. The shaking lasted about a minute. Bottles smashed to the ground in supermarkets, some areas had power blackouts and a number of highways were closed. Trains were stopped on rural tracks as a precaution. No damage to several nuclear facilities in the region was reported.

5.5 Aftershock hits southeast of Honshu, Japan.

6.0, 5.2 and four 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.4 and 5.0 Earthquakes hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7, 5.7, 5.6, 5.0, 4.9, 4.9, 4.9 Earthquakes hit the Santa Cruz Islands, near the Solomon Islands in the Pacific.

5.2 Earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.1 Earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Izu Islands, off Japan.

4.8 Earthquake hits Crete.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 and 5.1 Earthquakes hit the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.7 Earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Disease

Third World Reaction to Disease!

When the banana disease Bunchy Top broke out in Malawi last year, the person in charge, former Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Dr. Andrew Daudi allowed the disease to spread throughout the country’s banana plantations because he feared the country’s leadership at the time would not like the news.

Disease

Swine Flu Pandemic – Report

Swine flu infected at least 20% of all people worldwide, including half of schoolchildren, during the first year of the pandemic in 2009, according to data from 19 countries. It is thought the virus killed 200,000 people around the world.

Although large numbers of people were infected, not all would have developed full-blown flu. The H1N1 virus first appeared in Mexico in 2009 and rapidly spread around the world. Approximately 24% of people had been infected overall, but half of school-age children showed signs of infection. Fewer than two in every 10,000 people infected died during the pandemic.