The first major quake (magnitude 6 or higher) of August belongs to the Philippines. A deep magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Mindanao, Eastern Philippines at 17:09:01 (UTC) last night according to USGS.
There are no reports of damage at this moment although it is an interesting area, the major quake occurred just south of developing tropical storm Sinlaku on the Eastcoast of Vietnam and tropical depression Hagupit, East of Taiwan. Low-pressure systems are thought to influence seismic activity.
A couple of hours later a magnitude 6.0 struck, 198 km SE of Lorengau, Papua New Guinea.
Last nights brace is the first two major quakes of August 2020 and brings the total to 71 this year so far.
Major Quakes 2020
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