The Pacific Ring Of Fire shook back to life last night when a magnitude 6.6 earthquake rocked San Pedro, in the Philippines. The powerful quake was shallow, 10km deep, however, The Philippines’ seismology agency said there was no risk of a tsunami from the earthquake but warned of the risk of aftershocks. There are no immediate reports of casualties.
Last nights quake was the 6th major quake (magnitude 6 or higher) of August 2020 and the 75th major quake of this year to date. At the same date in 2019, 95 major quakes had been recorded and in 2018, 63 major quakes had been reported.