An extremely powerful magnitude 7.3 Earthquake - near the coast of Venezuela and a magnitude 6.5 - 79km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu is the 16th and 17th major quake of an incredible August so far,
and once again the quakes come as our Earth is inside a stream of solar wind flowing from a massive coronal hole.
An incredible surge of major quakes has hit the planet in the last two weeks after an incredible low count this year up to the beginning of August when a flurry of major quakes have been registered around the world coming entirely out of the blue.
The surge of major quakes does, however, coincide with two enormous coronal holes which have been spewing solar wind at the Earth's magnetosphere during the same period of the quake flurry.
Just two weeks ago 2018 was on course to register the lowest count of major quakes this century.A flurry of major quakes has been registered in a two week period when a massive coronal disturbance on our Sun has ejected a stream of solar wind from two giant holes on our Sun's atmosphere.
The major earthquake of a magnitude 7.3 struck Venezuela’s eastern coast, home to largely poor fishing communities, on Tuesday afternoon, shaking buildings as far away as Colombian capital Bogota and knocking power out in parts of Trinidad.
Meanwhile, the magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck just north of Ambrym Island in the Pacific Ocean archipelago of Vanuatu on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The shallow quake’s epicentre was located just a few miles off the northern tip of sparsely populated Ambrym.
Today's two major quakes bring the total in August to 17, easily the most in one month this year with the annual total to 68.