A powerful magnitude 7, earthquake, reduced to a mag 6.9 by USGS has rocked the Kuril'sk island in Russia. The major quake. According to USGS, a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage. No tsunami warning, advisory, watch, or threat has been issued for this quake.
Today's quake is the 5th major quake of February and the biggest of this month. The total of 2020 so far has reached 20 with the mag 7.7 just north of Jamaica in January the biggest of the year so far. At this stage of the year in 2019, 15 major quakes had been recorded with a mag 6.8 in Brazil being the biggest.
Interesting to note, the area where today's powerful quake struck is in the same area where a massive low-pressure system driven storm occurred in the last couple of days, coincidence? See map below.
Major Quakes 2020
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