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Thursday, 13 July 2017

A LAST ITS 50 UP! A magnitude 6.4, 46 km deep in Papua New Guinea brings up the 50th major quake of the year

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A magnitude 6.4, 46 km deep in Papua New Guinea this morning brings up the 50th major quake of the year and the 3rd of July.
I know I keep banging on about this but as we approach the half way point of July I was beginning to think major quakes had stopped altogether after this years unprecedented fall off.
Astonishing as it is, the same period in 2011 (the year of the Fukushima disaster) 135 major quakes had been registered by July the 12th.
The average monthly total of major quakes in the first 6 months of the year since 2010 is 15, this years average is only 8, nearly 50% less, as I said, unprecedented, let us hope it is not the calm before the storm.
Stay safe folks