Mexico’s Good Friday Earthquake: M7.2, 18 April 2014

Earthquakes of at least M6.0 in and around Guerrero province since 1900. Image credit: USGS

Good Friday 2014 saw a major earthquake strike in Mexico’s Guerrero province. The tremor was the largest to occur in the so-called ‘seismic gap’ for over a century.

Major Earthquakes in the Western Pacific and Nicaragua: 11-17 April 2014

Location of the week's earthquakes in the western Pacific. Image credit: USGS

In a week with an unusually high number of earthquakes, the major focus was on the western Pacific – but an earthquake in Nicaragua also raised concerns.

Weather Around The World This Week: Pick Your Poison

Category five tropical cyclone Ita as it approached Australia. Satellite photo courtesy of NOAA

Snow, Rain, Heat, Cold, Drought, Wind, and a disappearing moon. This week’s weather had it all. Is there more in store?

Good Moon Risin’ – Red Moon At Night, Everyone’s Delight

lunar-eclipse

Tonight’s full moon will look red during its total eclipse. Most in North America will be able to see the ‘Blood moon,’ if they look around 3:00 AM, EDT. It will be worth it.

Earthquakes: 106 Quakes Worldwide Between 4-10 April, 2014

Nicaragua received a USGS yellow alert level. Image by USGS.

This week’s earthquakes ranged from green to yellow on the USGS scale – how do they measure the impacts of a quake, and what do the colors mean?