A mag 6.3 - 36km SSW of Putre, Chile is the 5th major quake of October and the 80th of 2017, it is also the 4th major quake in the last 36 hours and along with 9 volcanoes showing activity the ring of fire is surely flexing it's muscles...
Throw in a major Coronal hole on our Sun facing Earth, see picture below, and we could be in for fireworks!
It is well known now,1 Coronal Holes and Solar activity do influence earthquake, volcano activity and hurricanes on our planet and with the ring of fire flexing it's muscles recently the next few days could be very interesting.
Last night quakes brought the months total to 4 and the 79th of 2017.
NASA space weather and quakes
The BBC pointed out in 2008: Nasa scientists have said they could be on the verge of a breakthrough in their efforts to forecast earthquakes.
Researchers say they have found a close link between electrical disturbances on the edge of our atmosphere and impending quakes on the ground below.
Just such a signal was spotted in the days leading up to the recent devastating event in China.
They have teamed up with experts in the UK to investigate a possible space-based early warning system.
Many in the scientific community remain deeply sceptical about whether such signals are indeed indicators of an approaching earthquake.
But Minoru Freund, a physicist and director for advanced aerospace materials and devices at Nasa's Ames Research Center in California, told BBC News: "I do believe that we will be able to establish a clear correlation between certain earthquakes and certain pre-earthquake signals, in an unbiased way."