A magnitude 6.3 - struck 201km NE of Raoul Island, in New Zealand this afternoon along with a mag 5.7 foreshock and two large aftershock's also registering magnitude 5.7.
After a very quiet start to July todays major quake was the second of this month and the second in three days and comes after a large coronal hole on our Sun faces the Earth.
Todays quake is the 74th of 2016.
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