We have had an incredibly seismic few hours with three major quakes, (mag 6+) happening across the globe and a rather busy beginning to September as well. A magnitude 6.6 rocked the Mid-Atlantic Ridge with a powerful, shallow quake just 10 km deep.
Earlier, a magnitude 6.2 struck NW of Port Villa, Vanuatu with another powerful and very shallow quake at just 8 km deep. Another powerful and shallow quake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit NW of Ovalle Chile. A mag 6.8 rocked the same area earlier in the week along with a 6.5 and two 6.3's.
An average year
In all the first six days of September has delivered 6 major quakes. The total for the year to date is 90 major quakes, mag 6 or higher. At the same point last year 101 major quakes had been recorded and in 2018, only 80, in 2017 a mere 67. 2016 had recorded 96 and 2015, 91.