The last 24 hours have seen another uptick in major quakes (mag 6 or higher) around the globe in an extremely lively month of seismic activity. This morning a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northern Turkey near the town of Duzce, about 210km (130 miles) east of Turkey's largest city Istanbul. No reports of significant damage have been released.
Earlier a mag 6.2 was reported to have rocked the coast of Baja, California in Mexico. No tsunami in the area was reported.
Two more major quakes rocked the Solomon Isles, a mag 6. 0 and a very powerful mag 7.0 struck just minutes apart late last night. No reports of damage have been reported.
This month, so far, a total of 16 major quakes, mag 6 or higher have been recorded.
In West Java, Indonesia, nearly 300 people have died so far and more than 150 are missing after a very shallow, powerful mag 5.6 quake rocked Indonesia with more than 140 aftershocks making rescue operations difficult. Many children are among the dead.Credit USGS
Above are the 124 major quakes, mag 6 or higher which have been recorded so far in the year 2022. As you can see, the majority have been recorded around the Pacific Ring Of Fire!