Good Luck Hawkeye! (10 days now since hearing from her, she usually posts every day!)

Still no news from Hawkeye after the catostrophic hurricane, Ian made landfall earlier this week in Hawkeye's vicinity: Hawkeye, if you are able to read this, know you are in our thoughts and prayers not just from me but the readers of TBW too. Take care dear lady!

Sunday, 2 August 2020

The first major quake (magnitude 6 or higher) of August belongs to the Philippines and happened just south of developing tropical storm Sinlaku on the Eastcoast of Vietnam and tropical depression Hagupit, East of Taiwan. Another M6.0 struck, 198 km SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.

Credit, Joint Typhoon Warning Centre.

The first major quake (magnitude 6 or higher) of August belongs to the Philippines. A deep magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Mindanao, Eastern Philippines at 17:09:01 (UTC) last night according to USGS.

There are no reports of damage at this moment although it is an interesting area, the major quake occurred just south of developing tropical storm Sinlaku on the Eastcoast of Vietnam and tropical depression Hagupit, East of Taiwan. Low-pressure systems are thought to influence seismic activity.

A couple of hours later a magnitude 6.0 struck, 198 km SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.

Last nights brace is the first two major quakes of August 2020 and brings the total to 71 this year so far.

Major Quakes 2020

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