Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits Vancouver Island, Canada.

5.2 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.3 earthquake hits the North Atlantic Ocean.

5.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the southwestern Atlantic Ocean.

5.2 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southeastern Iran.

Global Warming

Bees Affected by Rising Temperatures

The survival of bees is hanging in the balance. Some species are dying off at a record pace, and toxic agricultural chemicals might be to blame. There seem to be many threats to these winged creatures, but climate change may be the final straw for some bee species. If the Earth continues to warm and bees don’t find a way to adapt, some populations could face extinction, according to new research.

A team of scientists found that 30 to 70 percent of mason bees died when they heated up the bees’ environments. This reveals that if temperatures continue to climb, bee populations could begin to die off at faster rates, disrupting ecosystems worldwide, said Paul CaraDonna, an ecologist at Northwestern University.

In the tests conducted in the research, the bees that survived the heat became smaller, lost much of their body fat and suffered from disruptions to their hibernation. These results suggest bees that survived were not healthy and might struggle to find food or a mate.

Local bee populations could possibly substantially decrease or even go extinct in the future because of climate change, according to the research.

Historic Shift Means the Arctic Ocean Could Become Part of the Atlantic

A region in the Arctic Ocean is undergoing a historic identity crisis, as recent climate change has warmed it so much that it might as well be considered part of the Atlantic.

All of the Arctic has been heating up in recent decades, but nowhere is it as dramatic as in the Barents Sea, northeast of Finland. There, temperatures are climbing faster than anywhere else in the Arctic Ocean — not only in the atmosphere but down through the water column, scientists recently reported in a new study.

The northern Barents is also becoming saltier as it warms, mostly because there’s little seasonal melt of sea ice to dilute the water body. These temperature and salinity changes nudge the northern Barents to a state that more closely resembles that of the neighboring Atlantic Ocean, rather than the Arctic, which could have dramatic implications for its marine ecosystems, according to the study.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits the Island of Hawaii, Hawaii.

5.2 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hit southern Iran.

5.5 earthquake hits the South Atlantic Ocean.

5.0 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits Guatemala.

5.2 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits central Peru.

5.1 Earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits central Peru.

5.5 Earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.2 Earthquake hits the northern Atlantic Ocean.

5.1 Earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 Earthquake hits the North Atlantic Ocean.

5.4 Earthquake hits the Region Metropolitana, Chile.

5.1 Earthquake hits the western Indian-Antarctic ridge.

Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.4 Earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 Earthquake hits southeastern Alaska.

6.3 Earthquake hits southeastern Alaska.

5.3 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 Earthquake hits southeastern Alaska.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.2 Earthquake hits offshore Maule, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 Earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits the South Indian Ocean.

5.0 Earthquake hits the northern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

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

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits the southern Mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 Earthquake hits the Andreanof Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.1 Earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.0 Earthquake hits Alaska.

5.0 Earthquake hits northeastern Iran.