A masive magnitude 7.7, 212 km's deep strikes - 31km SSW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands late last night.
The massive quake is the third biggest of this year after the mag 7.8 in Sumatra, Indonesia, in March and the deadly mag 7.8 in Ecuador in April.
Last nights major quake is the 8th of a quiet July and the 79th of 2016.
Above this years major quakes around the globe
A magnitude 6.0 - Off the coast of Aisen, Chile is the sixth major quake of July
A mag 6.4 - 128km SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea is the 5th major quake of the month
A mag 6.2 - 66km WNW of Diego de Almagro Chile is only the fourth major quake of July
San Andreas Fault rocking and rolling as hundreds of tremors strike since Sunday night!
A mag 6.0 - 76km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu is only the third major quake of July
A mag 6.3 - rocks New Zealand with two large aftershock's of mag 5.7 and a large foreshock of mag 5.7
A magnitude 6.3 - 32km NW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador is the first major quake of July
Major quakes not on the increase in 2016...An ave 72 half way through the year