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When you look through all the information, you will see, that something has changed.
Think back 20 years ago, compare the environmental news at this time:
BSB exists to offer affordable Conservation education
To see the big picture: Why Nature conservation?
Air pollution is changing Earth's climate!
Man is able to change earthquake patterns!
To understand why Nature Conservation is essential for human survival,
we need to collect the facts, we need to stay updated with environmental news, we need to think how all things are connected, need each other to let the whole system function!
Doing so we can see the 'big picture', realizing that everyone should be a Nature Conservationist!
Earth's surface consists of many continental and oceanic plates moving all the time causing earthquakes
1 magnitude more means a ~30 times higher energy!!
There are so many earthquakes now, that we cannot keep up with all the new information. Sorry - we would need an extra volunteer to update
2015-02-16 - Earthquake 6.7 magnitude, East Coast of Honshu, Japan
2015-02-16 - Earthquake 6.2 magnitude, South Sandwich Islands Region
2015-02-13 - Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, Taiwan Region
2015-02-13 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge
2015-02-11 - Earthquake 6.7 magnitude, Jujuy Province, Argentina
2015-02-02 - Earthquake 6.3 magnitude, Mendoza Province, Argentina
2015-01-30 - Earthquake 6.0 magnitude, Southeast of Loyalty Islands
2015-01-28 - Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, Fiji Islands Region
2015-01-23 - Earthquake 6.8 magnitude, Port-Vila, Vanuatu
2015-01-07 - Earthquake 6.6 magnitude, Punta de Burica, Panama
2015-01-07 - Earthquake 6.0 magnitude, Southeast of Easter Island
2014-12-30 - Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, Ndoi Island, Fiji
2014-12-29 - Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, Mindanao, Philippines
2014-12-21 - Earthquake 6.3 magnitude, Northern Molucca Sea
2014-12-10 - Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, Taiwan Region
2014-12-07 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, Solomon Islands
2014-12-06 - Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, Banda Sea
2014-12-02 - Earthquake 6.3 magnitude, Mindanao, Philippines
2014-11-26 - Earthquake 6.7 magnitude, Northern Molucca Sea
2014-11-17 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, New Zealand North Island
2014-11-16 - Earthquake 6.7 magnitude, 182km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand
2014-11-15 - Earthquake 7.1 magnitude, 156km NW of Kota Ternate, Indonesia
2014-11-07 - Earthquake 6.6 magnitude, 72km NNE of Finschhafen, Papua New Guinea
2014-11-01 - Earthquake 7.1 magnitude, 146km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
2014-10-14 - Earthquake 7.3 magnitude, 74km S of Intipuca, El Salvador
2014-10-09 - Earthquake 7.1 magnitude, Southern East Pacific Rise
2014-10-07 - Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, 22km WSW of Weiyuan, China
2014-09-25 - Earthquake 6.2 magnitude, 96km WNW of Willow, Alaska
2014-09-17 - Earthquake 6.7 magnitude, 43km NW of Piti Village, Guam
2014-08-24 - Earthquake 6.8 magnitude, 43km ENE of Tambo, Peru
2014-08-24 - Earthquake 6.0 magnitude, 6km NW of American Canyon, California
2014-08-23 - Earthquake 6.4 magnitude, 23km WNW of Hacienda La Calera, Chile
2014-08-03 - Earthquake 6.2 magnitude, 11km W of Wenping, China
2014-08-03 - Earthquake 6.9 magnitude, Federated States of Micronesia region
2014-07-29 - Earthquake 6.3 magnitude, 24km SE of Playa Vicente, Mexico
2014-07-27 - Earthquake 6.6 magnitude, Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge
2014-07-25 - Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, 72km W of Gustavus, Alaska
2014-07-21 - Earthquake 6.9 magnitude, 99km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji
2014-07-11 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, 139km E of Iwaki, Japan
2014-07-07 - Earthquake 6.9 magnitude, 4km W of Puerto Madero, Mexico
2014-07-04 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, 196km S of Taron, Papua New Guinea
2014-06-29 - Earthquake 6.7 magnitude, 201km SSE of Mata-Utu, Wallis, Futuna
2014-06-29 - Earthquake 6.9 magnitude, 154km NNW of Visokoi Island
2014-06-23 - Earthquake 7.9 magnitude, 19km SE of Little Sitkin Island, Alaska
2014-06-23 - Earthquake 6.9 magnitude, 80km SSE of Raoul Island, New Zealand
2014-06-14 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, South Indian Ocean
2014-05-24 - Earthquake 6.9 magnitude, 22km SSW of Kamariotissa, Greece
2014-05-13 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, 110km SE of Punta de Burica, Panama
2014-05-12 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, Southern East Pacific Rise
2014-05-08 - Earthquake 6.4 magnitude, 6km WSW of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico
2014-05-05 - Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, 13km NNW of Phan, Thailand
2014-05-04 - Earthquake 6.6 magnitude, South of the Fiji Islands
2014-05-01 - Earthquake 6.6 magnitude, 204km WNW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia
2014-04-24 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, 120km S of Port Hardy, Canada
2014-04-19 - Earthquake 7.5 magnitude, 70km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
2014-04-18 - Earthquake 7.2 magnitude, Guerrero, Mexico
2014-04-15 - Earthquake 6.8 magnitude, Bouvet Island region
2014-04-11 - Earthquake 7.6 magnitude, 93km SSE of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
2014-04-11 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, 15km N of Belen, Nicaragua
2014-04-11 - Earthquake 7.1 magnitude, 56km WSW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea
2014-04-03 - Earthquake 7.7 magnitude, 46km WSW of Iquique, Chile
2014-04-01 - Earthquake 8.1 magnitude, 94km NW of Iquique, Chile
2014-03-16 - Earthquake 6.7 magnitude, 64km WNW of Iquique, Chile
2014-03-13 - Earthquake 6.3 magnitude, 15km NNE of Kunisaki-shi, Japan
2014-03-10 - Earthquake 6.8 magnitude, 78km WNW of Ferndale, California
2014-03-02 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, 111km NNW of Nago, Japan
2014-02-18 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, NW of Barbados Caribbean
2014-02-03 - Earthquake 6.0 magnitude, Greece
2014-02-02 - Indonesia Sinabung volcano erupted killing 16 people
2014-02-02 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, New Zealand
2014-02-01 - Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, South Sandwich Islands
2014-01-26 - Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, Greece
2014-01-13 - Earthquake 6.4 magnitude, Puerto Rico
2014-01-01 - Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, Vanuatu
2013-12-28 - New underwater volcano near El Hierro
causes 550 earthquake in the Canary Islands
2013-12-27 Earthquake 5.1 magnitude, near El Hierro Canary islands
2013-11-25 Earthquake 7.0 magnitude, South Atlantic Ocean
2013-11-23 Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, Fiji region
2013-11-17 Earthquake 7.7 magnitude, Scotia Sea
2013-10-25 Earthquake 7.1 magnitude, Japan east of Honshu
2013-10-24 Earthquake 6.7 magnitude, South Sandwich island
2013-10-25 Earthquake 7.1 magnitude, Japan east of Honshu
2013-10-19 Earthquake 6.7 magnitude, Mexico
2013-10-15 Earthquake 7.1 magnitude, Philippines
2013-10-01 Earthquake 6.7 magnitude, Okhotsk Sea
2013-09-30 Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, New Zealand
2013-09-28 Earthquake 6.8 magnitude, Pakistan
2013-09-25 Earthquake 7.1 magnitude, Peru
2013-09-28 Earthquake 6.8 magnitude, Pakistan
2013-09-25 Earthquake 7.1 magnitude, Peru Akari
2013-09-24 Earthquake 7.7 magnitude, Pakistan Awaran
2013-09-01 Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, Indonesia
2013-08-31 Earthquake 5.4 magnitude, ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN Islands
2013-08-31 Earthquake 5.7 magnitude, SICHUAN-YUNNAN BORDER REG, CHINA
2013-08-30 Earthquake 7.0 magnitude, ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN Islands
2013-08-30 Earthquake 5.8 magnitude, NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
2013-08-29 Earthquake 5.7 magnitude, FIJI REGION
2013-08-28 Earthquake 6.3 magnitude, KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
2013-08-25 Earthquake 5.8 magnitude, SOUTHWEST INDIAN RIDGE
2013-08-23 Earthquake 5.7 magnitude, ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
2013-08-21 Earthquake 6.2 magnitude, GUERRERO, MEXICO
2013-08-17 Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, SOUTHWEST INDIAN RIDGE
2013-08-16 Earthquake 6.5 magnitude, COOK STRAIT, NEW ZEALAND
2013-08-13 Earthquake 6.6 magnitude, SOUTH OF PANAMA
2013-08-12 Earthquake 6.2 magnitude, NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN PERU
2013-08-12 Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
2013-08-12 Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, KEPULAUAN BABAR, INDONESIA
2013-08-06 Earthquake 5.9 magnitude, VANUATU
2013-08-01 Earthquake 6.0 magnitude, TONGA
2013-07-26 Earthquake 6.3 magnitude, SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
2013-07-26 Earthquake 6.1 magnitude, VANUATU
2013-07-24 Earthquake 6.0 magnitude, SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
2013-07-22 - Earthquake 6.3 magnitude Marion Island, Prince Edward Islands
2013-07-21 - Earthquake 6.0 Magnitude, E of Chabu, China
2013-07-21 - Earthquake 6.5 Magnitude, Cook Strait, New Zealand
2013-07-17 - Earthquake 6.0 Magnitude, Southern Peru
2013-07-15 - Earthquake 7.3 Magnitude, South Sandwich Islands
2013-07-07 - Earthquake 6.6 Magnitude, New Britain, P.N.G.
2013-07-07 - Earthquake 7.3 Magnitude, New Ireland, P.N.G.
2013-07-04 - Earthquake 6.0 Magnitude, Solomon Islands
2013-06-15 - Earthquake 6.5 Magnitude, off Pacific coast of Nicaragua
2013-05-24 - Earthquake 5.7 Magnitude, northern CALIFORNIA
2013-04-19 - Earthquake 7.2 Magnitude, Kuril Islands
2013-04-16 - Earthquake 6.6 Magnitude, near North coast of New Guinea
2013-04-16 - Earthquake 7.8 Magnitude, Iran Pakistan border
2013-04-14 - Earthquake 6.6 Magnitude, Bougainville, New Guinea
2013-04-06 - Earthquake 7.0 Magnitude, Papua, Indonesia
2013-03-10 - Earthquake 6.5 Magnitude, Papua, New Guinea
2013-03-01 - Earthquake 6.5 Magnitude, Kuril Islands
2013-02-28 - Earthquake 6.9 Magnitude, Kuril islands
2013-02-14 - Earthquake 6.6 Magnitude, Sakha, Russia
2013-02-09 - Earthquake 6.6 Magnitude, Santa Cruz islands
2013-02-09 - Earthquake 6.9 Magnitude, Colombia
2013-02-07 - Earthquake 7.0 Magnitude, Santa Cruz islands
2013-02-06 - Earthquake 8.0 Magnitude, SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
2013-02-02 - Earthquake 6.9 Magnitude, Hokkaido, Japan
2013-02-02 - Earthquake 6.9 Magnitude, 15km SW of Obihiro, Japan
2013-02-01 - Earthquake 6.4 Magnitude, 67km SW of Lata, Solomon Islands
2013-02-01 - Earthquake 6.3 Magnitude, 47km WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands
2013-01-30 - Earthquake 6.8 Magnitude, Atacama, Chile
2013-01-30 - Earthquake 6.8 magnitude, 435km N of Vallenar, Chile
2013-01-05 - Earthquake 7.5 magnitude, 95km W of Craig, Alaska
2012-12-21 - Earthquake 6.7 magnitude, 56km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu
2012-12-14 - Earthquake 6.3 magnitude, 263km SSW of Avalon, California
2012-12-10 - Earthquake 7.1 magnitude, 227km NW of Saumlaki, Indonesia
2012-12-07 - Earthquake 7.3-magnitude, in Japan and 4 ft tsunami
2012-11-29 - Hawaii Kilauea eruption continued at two locations
2012-11-08 - Earthquake on the coast of Guatemala kills over 50 people
2012-10-28 - Strong earthquake magnitude 7.7 on the Pacific coast of Canada - small tsunami
2012-10-09 - Many Indonesians have to flee area of ash and lava spewing volcano
2012-09-15 - Thousands have to flee from volcano outbreak in Guatemala
2012-09-07 - Strong earthquake in China - over 90 humans die
2012-09-05 - Strong earthquake magnitude 7.6 in Costa Rica - many dead
2012-08-20 - Magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Ethiopia Galafi-Yoboki, Djibouti. Over 3 dead
2012-08-19 - Magnitude 6.3 quake struck near Palu city on Sulawesi Island. Over 6 people died.
2012-08-14 - Magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Poronaysk, Russia
2012-08-11 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Ahar, Iran
2012-07-28 - Magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Taron, PNG
2012-07-26 - Magnitude 6.7 earthquake in Mauritius - Reunion
2012-07-25 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake Honiara, Solomon Islands
2012-07-25 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake Sinabang, Indonesia
2012-05-28 - Magnitude 6.7 earthquake Santiago del Estero, Argentina
2012-04-11 - Magnitude 8.6 earthquake shook the seafloor west of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, largest strike-slip earthquake ever.
The quake moved along 4 fault lines, what is very rare. Two parts of the Earth's crust were sliding past each other horizontally.
With a dense network of seismometers in Japan and Europe the slip-sliding faults deep beneath the Indian Ocean could be tracked.
The quake first proceeded along three connected faults. It started on a northwest-southeast fault, then turned almost 90 degrees to a northeast-southwest fault. This was followed by another 90-degree turn to another northwest-southeast fault.
Finally, the fourth rupture stage involved jumping northward onto a separate, but parallel, northwest-southeast fault. Two hours later, an 8.2-magnitude aftershock started on the south end of the third northwest-southeast fault, and also jumped onto a perpendicular fault.
Water deep in the Earth altered rock in the Earth's mantle layer along the faults creating friction, deep down 15 miles = 25 km.
The Sumatra earthquake faults are in a diffuse deformation zone where the giant India-Australia oceanic plate is cleaving in two. A huge oceanic plate gets broken apart, not often seen by scientists.
2012-04-04 - Magnitude 6.4 earthquake Panama
2012-03-25 - Earthquake 7.1 magnitude Maule, Chile
2012-02-13 - Earthquake 5.8 magnitude Costa Rica, Central America
2012-02-13 - Earthquake 5.2 magnitude Tonga region
Feb. 13, 2012: 5.0 magnitude earthquake in Mozambique
Feb. 11, 2012: 5.5 magnitude earthquake in Molucca Sea
Feb. 11, 2012: 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Chile
Feb. 10, 2012: 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia
Feb. 10, 2012: 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Fuji region
Feb. 09, 2012: 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Sout Sandwich Island region
Jan. 10, 2012: 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook northern Sumatra.
Jan. 01, 2012: Strong 7 magnitude earthquake hits Japan.
Dec. 28, 2011: New volcanic island appeared in the Red Sea.
Dec. 23, 2011: Several strong earthquakes struck again the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
Nov. 10, 2011: 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Eastern Turkey, many dead.
Oct. 30, 2011: Strong earthquake in northern Taiwan.
Oct. 28, 2011: 6.9 earthquake in Peru's southern coastline.
Oct. 25, 2011: Over 540 people killed by earthquake, rescuers search in rubble. Etna Italy spews lava, Volcano in Bolivia pushes landscape up.
Oct. 23, 2011: 7.2 magnitude very strong earthquake in eastern Turkey, many buildings collapse.
Oct. 21, 2011: Two small earthquakes hit the San Francisco bay area.
Oct. 20, 2011: 4.6 magnitude earthquake close to San Antonio, Texas.
Oct. 13, 2011: 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Bali.
Sept. 18, 2011: 6.9 earthquake hits Northern India, kills many.
Sept. 15, 2011: earthquake shakes northern Japan.
Sept. 2, 2011: 6.8-magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean.
Aug. 24, 2011: 6.8 earthquake in Peru, South America. Nazca plate subducted.
Aug. 23, 2011: 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Virginia, United States. Mid Atlantic ridge widens + pushes against the US. Geology explains what causes earthquakes.
Aug. 10, 2011: 6.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Northern Japan again.
July 31, 2011: 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattles Northern Japan again.
July 2, 2011: Indonesia's Sulawesi island volcano erupted, spewing ash, smoke 3 miles = 5,000 m high.
June 13, 2011: Ash from Chilean volcano reaches Australia, cancels many flights.
June 11, 2911: Again earthquake in New Zealand.
June 05, 2011: Volcano outbreak in southern Chile, 3800 people evacuated. Mexico volcano spews ashes.
May †12, 2011: Earthquake hits southern Spain, 9 dead, huge damage. April 11, 2011: Another strong aftershock in Japan - 3 ft tsunami
April 07, 2011: A new record 7.4 magnitude aftershock earthquake rattles North Japan
April 02, 2011: 6.0 magnitude earthquake off northern coast Crete
2011-03-11 - RECORD
9.0 earthquake in Japan
that created †a trench in
the sea floor 240 mi long and †120 miles †wide!
An oceanic plate was pushed
30 feet beneath a continental plate.
Japan's government fears that over 12 thousand people are dead!
BSB members help with donations.
Tsunami killed thousands, catastrophic damage to
many Pacific ocean
harbors got damaged too.
Continental plates still moving - many aftershocks and new quakes occur.|
The tectonic plate movement has moved Japan closer to the US, and it has shifted Earth's axis.
Japan's eastern coastline sunk about 2 feet allowing the tsunami to crash in further.
See many maps of Earth
Water expands when it gets warmer = ice is melting when it gets warmer.|
Changing pressure on Earth's plates changes earthquake patterns and intensity:
Earthquakes + eruptions often kill people!
1 magnitude more means a ~30 times higher energy!!
Earth quake in Christchurch, New Zealand at least 177 people die
6.8 magnitude earth quake in Chile. Chile was lifted up several feet during its earth quake that had killed over 800 humans. Imagine, the power of the earthquake in Chile can be measured in a change in the length of the day!
According to NASA scientists, the quake shifted the axis of the earth by about 3 inches = 7.5 cm.
7.5-magnitude quake hits off Indonesian island +
a volcano in western Indonesia erupted 31,000 people fled first eruption in 400 years
Strong earth quake hit Indonesia - giant Sea Volcano in Indonesia
Imagine a volcano under water, over 11,500 feet tall!
It is of Earth's largest underwater volcanoes.
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