Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.6 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.1 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits the Macquarie Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

5.1 earthquake hits Samoa.

5.0 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits central Alaska.

5.0 earthquake hits the Rat Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Kai, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits Papua, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Antofagasta, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Dodecanese Islands – Turkey Border

5.0 earthquake hits the Chongqing – Guizhou border, China.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.8 earthquake hits western Turkey.

5.6 earthquake hits the Flores region, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits Seram, Indonesia.

5.3 earthquake hits Catamarca, Argentina.

5.3 earthquake hits New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.2 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.2 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Bio-Bio, Chile.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Obi, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits the Bouvet Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the D’Entrecasteaux Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the Azores.

5.1 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits the Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Bismarck Sea.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Indonesia

Brazil has captured global attention over deliberately set fires that are burning the Amazon rainforest, often called the earth’s lungs. Now Indonesia is compounding the concern with blazes to clear forest on the other side of the world.

Hundreds of wildfires burned across Indonesian Borneo and Sumatra on Tuesday, producing thick clouds of smoke that disrupted air travel, forced schools to close and sickened many thousands of people. Poorly equipped firefighters were unable to bring them under control.

Officials said that about 80 percent of the fires were set intentionally to make room for palm plantations, a lucrative cash crop that has led to deforestation on much of Sumatra.

The slash-and-burn conflagrations, which tore through sensitive rainforests where dozens of endangered species live, immediately drew comparisons to the wildfires in the Amazon basin that have destroyed more than 2 million acres.

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Wildfires – Australia

Across NSW, the latest confirmed losses from the current spate of bushfires are:

. 26 homes destroyed, 13 damaged

. 6 facilities destroyed, 2 damaged

. 77 outbuildings destroyed, 50 damaged

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.4 earthquake hits the Fox Islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.2 earthquake hits the southern mid-Atlantis ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.4 earthquake hits the northern mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits central Turkey.

5.1 earthquake hits near the north coast of Papua, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits San Juan, Argentina.

Wildfires

Wildfires – Indonedsia

The number of blazes in Indonesia’s rainforests has jumped sharply, satellite data showed on Thursday, spreading smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact of increasing wildfire outbreaks worldwide on global warming. Illegal blazes to clear land for agricultural plantations have been raging on Sumatra and Borneo islands, with Indonesia deploying water-bombing helicopters and thousands of security forces to tackle them.