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Sunday, 6 September 2020

Chile is rockin'-and-a-rollin' with 5 major quakes this week, (mag 6 or higher) and some very large aftershocks: 3 major quakes this morning with a magnitude 6.6 Mid-Atlantic Ridge being the strongest: First six days of September has delivered 6 major quakes. The total for the year is 90

Chile rockin' and rollin', credit USGS. No tsunami warning advisory or threats from the quakes today.

We have had an incredibly seismic few hours with three major quakes, (mag 6+) happening across the globe and a rather busy beginning to September as well. A magnitude 6.6 rocked the Mid-Atlantic Ridge with a powerful, shallow quake just 10 km deep.

Earlier, a magnitude 6.2 struck NW of Port Villa, Vanuatu with another powerful and very shallow quake at just 8 km deep. Another powerful and shallow quake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit NW of Ovalle Chile. A mag 6.8 rocked the same area earlier in the week along with a 6.5 and two 6.3's.

An average year

In all the first six days of September has delivered 6 major quakes. The total for the year to date is 90 major quakes, mag 6 or higher. At the same point last year 101 major quakes had been recorded and in 2018, only 80, in 2017 a mere 67. 2016 had recorded 96 and 2015, 91.

Major Quakes 2020

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