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Sunday, 2 February 2020

Unusually high volcanic activity in the first month of 2020: Above average quake activity too although nothing spectacular 15 major quakes compared to 12 in Jan 2019

USGS Major quakes, mag 6 or higher January 2020

January 2020, the first month of a new decade was quite a busy month, regarding the seismic and volcanic activity. 15 major quakes were recorded which is above average but no big deal, only 3 more than January 2019. The biggest being the magnitude 7.7 just north of Jamaica on the 28th. A total of 163 quakes were recorded between magnitude 5 to 5:9 range last month compared to 159 in January 2019, so this year is slightly up so far but it is early days of course.

The Big Wobble reported 7 volcano eruptions last month, however, The Smithsonian website is showing 18 volcanoes erupting or showing activity at this very moment. and this guy below is showing even more.


However, according to the Smithsonian Institutethere were NO confirmed eruptions in Jan 2019 and only 5 in February.


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