It's a part of the world I told you to watch for two weeks ago after a plethora of major quakes and 200 aftershocks shook the area through February. Well, today the area has jumped back into life, this time just east of the Australian Plate which had been so seismic recently with another major quake, a mag 6.1 struck north of Vanuatu around the island of Sola.
Thursday, 18 February 2021 It's the most impressive seismic start to a new year this century! 29 major quakes so far in 2021 as a mag M 6.1, east of Fiji is the latest to rock the Australian Plate where almost 200 large aftershocks have occurred in the last seven days
Later a mag 7.4 rocked the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand after a mag 7.3 shook NE of Gisborne New Zealand and the area is suffering a burst of quite large aftershocks. The three major quakes mag 6 or higher bring the total to 4 in the first 4 days of March and the total for 2021 to 33 so far which is the highest number this century for the time of the year!