Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.5 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.4 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Panama.

Wildlife

Freshwater species on a fast decline

Freshwater species have declined 88 percent since 1970 — twice the decline of animals on the land or ocean, according to recent research, yet large gaps remain in monitoring and conservation efforts. The two main threats, they found, are overexploitation and the loss of free-flowing rivers. “The results are alarming and confirm the fears of scientists involved in studying and protecting freshwater biodiversity,” said Sonja Jähnig, of the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries.

Thousands of birds killed during hailstorm

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More than 11,000 waterfowl and wetland birds were killed after “baseball-sized” chunks of hail fell on a Montana wildlife management area last weekend, state officials said Friday. Ducks and shorebirds with broken wings, smashed skulls and other signs of internal bleeding were found on the shores around Big Lake Wildlife Management Area in Molt, Montana.

Biologists who surveyed the area estimated that between 11,000 and 13,000 birds were found dead or badly injured after the hailstorm. Most of the injured birds are not expected to survive. About 20 to 30 percent of the entire bird population at the lake died in the storm.

Panama – A Broken Link in an Intercontinental Wildlife Route

The expansion of human populations has left animals such as white-lipped peccaries, jaguars, giant anteaters, white-tailed deer and tapirs isolated throughout Panama, a study recently published in Conservation Biology found. The nation represents the narrowest portion of a system of protected areas and connecting corridors that extend through the length of Central America and part of Mexico, known as the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor (MBC).

The results of the study strongly suggest that the bridge [through Panama] is broken. Until a few decades ago, many of these large mammal species still occurred continuously throughout the isthmus.

Now the animals live in forest “islands,” surrounded by cattle ranches, fields of crops, roads and other human developments that jeopardize their ability to move from one place—and, correspondingly, from one group—to another. The habitat fragmentation prevents animal movement and gene flow between populations, which can be detrimental to their long-term survival.

Panama has always played a crucial role in the movement and gene flow of numerous neotropical forest species. When the Isthmus of Panama, connecting North and South America, emerged about 2.8 million years ago, the event led to the Great American Biotic Interchange, allowing species to migrate between the two continents.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

5.1 earthquake hits north of Severnaya Zemlya, Russia.

5.0 earthquake hits the Panama-Costa Rica border.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.4 earthquake hits the Komandorskiye Ostrova region, Russia.

6.3 earthquake hits the Panama – Costa Rica border.

5.5 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 earthquake hits the Panama-Costa Rica border.

5.3 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits east of Severnaya Zemlya, Russia.

5.1 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the Izu Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.1 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.0 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore Coquimbo, Chile.

5.2 earthquake hits northern Peru.

5.2 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits the D’Entrecasteaux Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits the Same Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.1 earthquake hits near the north coast of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit the Nicobar Islands off India.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore El Salvador.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.3 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.1 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.0 earthquake hits El Salvador.

5.0 earthquake hits the central east Pacific rise.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.6 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

6.3 earthquake hits south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.5 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic Ridge.

5.4 earthquake hits northern Xinjiang, China.

Two 5.4 earthquakes hit south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits new Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Two 5.2 earthquakes hit south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

Five 5.1 earthquakes hit south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits Mindanao in the Philippines.

Five 5.0 earthquakes hit south-east of the Loyalty Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

7.5 earthquake hits Fiji.

6.0 earthquake hits Ecuador.

5.8 earthquake hits Atacama, Chile.

5.6 earthquake hits the Panama – Columbia border.

5.5 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.3 earthquake hits south-eastern Iran.

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

8.2 earthquake hits Fiji.

A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it did not cause any damage, authorities in Fiji said. The US Tsunami Warning Center also said the quake was too deep to cause a tsunami. The quake’s depth at 560 km would have dampened the shaking at the surface.

6.8 earthquake his Fiji.

6.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

6.2 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

6.1 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.8 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.8 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.6 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.6 earthquake hits the Panama-Colombia border.

5.5 earthquake hits Fiji.

Three 5.4 earthquakes hit Fiji.

5.4 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands, New Zealand.

5.3 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits France.

5.2 earthquake hits the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.1 earthquake hits the southern East Pacific rise.

5.1 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua new Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Volcano Islands off Japan.

5.0 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits Serbia.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Costa Rica.

5.0 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Panama.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits south of Sumbawa, Indonesia.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit the Lombok region, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Panama.

5.0 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.