Sunday, 4 September 2016

August weighs in with 14 major quakes including the deadly quake of Italy which killed 300

Chart The Big Wobble

A total of 14 major quakes were registered in August, 2016.
Three big quakes of mag 7 or higher were recorded, the biggest being the magnitude 7.4 east of the Falkland Isles on August the 19th
The most deadly quake was the magnitude 6.2 which killed almost 300 people on August the 24th.
The deadliest quake of the year is the massive magnitude 7.8 which killed 673 in Ecuador on April 16th, which incidentally ties with the magnitude 7.8 in Indonesia on March the 2nd as the two biggest quakes so far of 2016.

The total number of major quakes so far for 2016 is 93, see below.

A mag 6.4 strikes the same area just two days after a massive magnitude 7.4 hit the South Georgia Island region

Near miss! A magnitude 6.0 strikes Japan north east of Fukushima

A massive magnitude 7.4 strikes South Georgia Island region

A massive M7.2 - New Caledonia and a M6.1 Fiji Islands are the 4th and 5th major quakes this month

A magnitude 6.1 - South Indian Ocean is the first major quake of August

A monster quake, magnitude 7.7 strikes - 31km SSW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands

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