Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.9 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
5.8 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
5.7 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.
Two 5.6 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.
Five 5.5 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.
5.5 earthquake hits the South Pacific Ocean.
5.5 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.
5.4 earthquake hits age Kuril Islands.
5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
Four 5.2 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.
Five 5.1 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.
Six 5.1 earthquakes hit east of North Island, New Zealand.
5.0 earthquake hits the southern east Pacific rise.
Eight 5.0 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.
Two 5.0 earthquakes hit east of North Island, New Zealand.
Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:
In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 22s (Marian), located approximately 1018 nm west-southwest of the Learmonth, Australia, is tracking south-southeastward at 07 knots.
Tropical cyclone 23p (Niran), located approximately 45 nm southeast of Noumea, New Caledonia, is tracking east-southeastward at 31 knots.
Tropical cyclone 24s (Habana), located approximately 634 nm east-southeast of Diego Garcia, is tracking east-southeastward at 04 knots.
New Home for Rare Seals Discovered
The world’s rarest seals have been caught on camera in secret breeding caves in northern Cyprus. The new breeding sites provide hope for a struggling species, but the caves are now in need of protection.
Mediterranean monk seals (Monachus monachus) are the most endangered of all the pinniped species — a group that includes seals, sea lions, sea otters and walruses — with just 700 individuals left in the wild. A large number of those seals live in and around Cyprus.
Due to human pressures, such as bycatch and tourism, the monk seals have been forced to raise their pups inside cave systems, rather than their usual open beaches, on the island. A new study using camera traps, carried out by researchers from the University of Exeter in the U.K. has revealed several previously unknown breeding caves in northern Cyprus, the first to be found along the north coast of the island.
Wildfire Smoke More Harmful To Humans Than Pollution From Cars
Tens of millions of Americans experienced at least a day last year shrouded in wildfire smoke. Entire cities were blanketed, in some cases for weeks, as unprecedented wildfires tore across the Western U.S., causing increases in hospitalizations for respiratory emergencies and concerns about people’s longer-term health. A new study finds those concerns are well founded.
Researchers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego say that the tiny particles released in wildfire smoke are up to 10 times more harmful to humans than particles released from other sources, such as car exhaust.
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