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Billions of people around the world are now on lockdown. That means there's a whole lot less action on the planet's surface. One result of that is that the earth is shaking less. And scientists can tell.
On Sunday, Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupted violently. Over 82,000 people have been forced to leave the area around the volcano. Many are eager to return to care for their farms and the animals they depend on.
On Wednesday, Puerto Rico began struggling to recover from a series of earthquakes that have hit the island recently. Governor Wanda Vázquez called a state of emergency on Tuesday after the island's strongest earthquake in over 100 years.
In today's news roundup, Albania struggles to recover from a deadly earthquake, a ship carrying 14,600 sheep turns over, and while some politicians warm to the idea of calling a climate emergency, others turn to ice.
In today's news roundup, California is struck by strong earthquakes, Alaska deals with record high temperatures, Guadalajara, Mexico is hit by a strange hail storm, and the US Air Force accidentally drops 3 fake bombs on Florida.
On Friday, an earthquake hit Sulawesi, Indonesia. After the earthquake, a huge wave washed over the city of Palu, killing or injuring thousands, and leaving around 60,000 people homeless.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted on Thursday, followed by a big earthquake on Friday. Lava has been shooting out of cracks in the ground in an area where many people live.
Scientists use the numbers from 1 to 10 to say how strong an earthquake is. This number system is called a scale, or a magnitude scale. Higher numbers mean stronger earthquakes.
Thousands of people in Papua New Guinea need help after last Monday's earthquake, which killed over 50 people. Many more people are in danger now because they need food, water, and other supplies.