Monday, 3 June 2019

Pacific Ring Of Fire ramps up in May with the biggest quake of the year coincided with a large uptick of volcano activity

Map USGS
12 major quakes were recorded in May, however, the biggest quake of the year, a massive, magnitude 8.0 rocked the west coast of Peru with a further magnitude 7.5 and a magnitude 7.1 rocking Papua New Guinea.
Another interesting observation was all the major quakes of May occurred around the Pacific Ring Of Fire which coincides with a large uptick of volcano activity.
The total of major quakes recorded in 2019 so far is 59, compared to 43 at this stage of the year in 2018, 38, in 2017 and 59 in 2016.

Major Quakes

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