Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.7 earthquake hits East Timor.

5.6 earthquake hits offshore O’Higgins, Chile.

5.4 earthquake hits Taiwan.

5.4 earthquake hits Myanmar.

5.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits offshore O’Higgins, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.0 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Ecuador.

5.0 earthquake hits southern Peru.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits southern Iran.

5.1 earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits Iceland.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Fiji.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Isalnds.

Two 5.1 earthquakes hit southeast of the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

5.1 earthquake hits New Ireland, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.0 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.0 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

Two 5.0 earthquake hits hit off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.5 earthquake hits Gabon.

5.2 earthquake hits central Peru.

5.1 earthquake hits off the coast of Aisen, Chile.

5.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.0 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits eastern New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.

5.0 earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.2 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.7 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

Two 5.6 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

5.6 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

Two 5.4 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

5.4 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

Three 5.3 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits Gabon.

5.3 earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.3 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.3 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

Five 5.2 earthquakse hit the Kermedec Islands.

5.2 earthquake hits Iceland.

Two 5.2 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

5.1 earthquake hits the Bonin Islands off Japan.

5.1 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.1 earthquake hits east of North Island, New Zealand.

Three 5.1 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

Five 5.0 earthquakes hit the Kermedec Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

5.0 earthquake hits the Maug Islands in the North Mariana Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Fiji.

5.2 earthquake hits Halmahera, Indonesia.

5.2 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.0 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.0 earthquake hits the Azores.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

5.0 earthquake hits the southeast Indian ridge.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.3 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.3 earthquake hits the southwest Indian ridge.

5.2 earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic ridge.

5.1 earthquake hits Guam.

5.0 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.8 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.7 earthquake hits the Alamagan region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.5 earthquake hits offshore Antofagasta, Chile.

5.3 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.2 earthquake hits south of Alaska.

5.1 earthquake hits south of Alaska.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Shetland Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Sichuan-Gansu border, China.

5.0 earthquake hits Alaska.

Two 5.0 earthquakes hit Tonga.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.9 earthquake hits the India-Myanmar border.

5.3 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.1 earthquake hits Luzon in the Philippines.

5.0 earthquake hits the mid-Indian ridge.

5.0 earthquake hits south of Java, Indonesia.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.4 earthquake hits near the coast of Nicaragua.

5.3earthquake hits Iceland.

5.2 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Micronesia.

5.1 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.1 earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Aalamagan region in the North Mariana Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits the India-Myanmar border.

5.0 earthquake hits the Santa Cruz Islands.

5.0 earthquake hits Vanuatu.

Environment

Iceland Reforestation

A warming climate is helping efforts in Iceland to restore the forests that once thrived before the seafaring Vikings colonized the island and razed its forests more than 1,000 years ago.

Nearly 97 percent of the native birch were felled to make way for farming as well as to build homes for the European settlers.

Iceland’s cool climate and volcanic eruptions have hampered efforts in the past to restore the forests.

But climate change is now allowing the birch to be planted along with non-native lodgepole pines and Sitka spruces, which grow more quickly.

Those species were also chosen for their ability to capture carbon and help Iceland mitigate global greenhouse gas emissions.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

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In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone (tc) 02a (Mekunu), located approximately 41 nm west of Salalah, Oman, is tracking northwestward at 07 knots. This is the final warning for this system.

In the North Atlantic Ocean: Sun-Tropical Storm Alberto is located About 95 mi…150 km ese of Cozumel Mexico and about 145 mi…235 km ssw of the western tip of Cuba with maximum sustained winds…40 mph…65 km/h. Present movement…nne or 15 degrees at 7 mph…11 km/h.

NewsBytes:

Czech Republic – Clean-up operations are underway in central, western and southern Bohemia which were hit by flash floods on Thursday night. Flood alerts have been called off, but a number of roads were still closed in the Karlovy Vary region on Friday and many homes remained without electricity. Firemen have been working around-the-clock to clear roads and pump water from cellars in the wake of Thursday’s storms. The severe storms hit the country following a lengthy period of drought.

Kenya – Two people and 70 livestock have been swept away by flash floods in Kabunyany river. 300 families have been displaced by floods as rains continue to pound Baringo County.

Iceland – The Iceland Met Office has issued a warning for heavy rainfall and possible flooding for South and South West Iceland, Friday. Heavy rainfall is forecast for the South and South-West parts of the county from Friday evening 25 May, continuing through the weekend.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.4 earthquake hits the Gulf of Alaska.

5.1 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

5.1 earthquake hits Kepulauan Tanimbar, Indonesia.

Earthquake Swarm hits Iceland

Almost thirty earthquakes occurred in North Iceland and the ocean north of Iceland Monday night. The largest earthquake of the swarm occcured at 2.30 AM at a magnitude of 3.0. Its origins were around 20 km North East of Siglufjörður. The swarm began at around 00.30 Monday night and most of them were at a magnitude of between 1.0 and 2.0. An earthquake of 2.8 occurred North East of Grímsey. The Iceland Met Office sees no cause for concern but is carefully monitoring events.

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Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.7 earthquake hits Oaxaca, Mexico.

5.5 earthquake hits Iceland.

5.0 earthquake hit Java, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Panama.

5.0 earthquake hit North Island, New Zealand.

5.0 earthquake hits south-west of Sumatra, Indonesia.

5.0 earthquake hits Shikoku, Japan.

Earthquakes

Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.7 Earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.6 Earthquake hits the Kuril Islands.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands.

5.2 Earthquake hits Salta, Argentina.

5.1 Earthquake hits Iceland.

5.0 Earthquake hits the Rat islands in the Aleutian Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits south of the Mariana Islands.

5.0 Earthquake hits near the coast of western turkey.