Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Kepulauan Barat Daya, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits the Qinghai-Sichuan border, China.

5.1 earthquake hits Colombia.

Wildlife

China Makes Wildlife Ban Permanent

The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen has issued the most sweeping ban yet on the breeding and consumption of wild animals.

The Shenzhen regulations permanently ban the trade in and consumption of wild animals, a step beyond the temporary ban issued by the central government at the start of the current outbreak. Along with snakes, lizards and other wild animals, it also bans the consumption of dog and cat meat.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

5.6 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 Earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits western Mongolia.

5.8 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

5.6 earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Africa.

5.2 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Gulf of Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

Wildfires

Wildfires – China

Two bushfires that broke out Wednesday in Beijing’s northern suburbs of Yanqing and Pinggu have been put out, with cleanup work currently underway, local authorities said.

The first fire broke out at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday on a mountain in Yanqing. More than 600 firefighters rushed to the scene to fight the blaze, and as of 8:30 p.m., the fire was put out and the site was brought under control.

In the city’s northeastern suburb of Pinggu, some 300 firefighting personnel and 37 fire engines were sent by the municipal fire corps after another forest fire broke out at around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday. The fire had been brought under control as of 10:40 p.m.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits near the west coast of Honshu, Japan.

5.3 earthquake hits Tarapaca, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.2 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits the Panama-Costa Rica border.

5.0 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.0 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

Environment

China Pollution Declines

Pollution levels over China have declined significantly, US space Agency NASA says, partly due to the economic slowdown following the coronavirus outbreak. Satellite images shared by NASA show falling levels of nitrogen dioxide. The gas is emitted by motor vehicles, power plants and industrial facilities.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits north of Halamhera, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.3 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits southwestern Sakha, Russia.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.1 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits near the east coast of Kamchatka.

5.4 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits western Xizang, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

Wildlife

Wild Food Ban – China

A network of environmental groups from 74 countries has urged China to make permanent its new ban on the sale of wildlife for food in public markets to help prevent future animal-bourne pathogens from infecting people.

It is believed the Wuhan coronavirus made the leap from wildlife to humans in that city’s market, where the flesh from dogs, turtles, bats, snakes, giant salamanders, crocodiles, hedgehogs and marmots was sold.

Experts believe the outbreak originated from human exposure to an infected snake or bat from the market.

The Friends of the Earth and Friend of the Sea also point to the overall environmental damage that the public markets are causing through their exploitation of wildlife.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits eastern Sichuan, China.

5.0 earthquake its Fiji.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6,8 earthquake hits eastern Turkey.

At least 19 people have been killed and more than 600 have been injured in eastern Turkey after an earthquake rattled Elazig on Friday evening at 08:55 pm.

5.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.3 earthquake hits the Xizang-Qinghai border, China.

5.1 earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.

5,0 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

6.0 earthquake hits Sulawesi, Indonesia.

5.8 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.3 earthquake hits Guam.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Xinjiang, China.

5.0 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.