USGS, the first five major quakes of 2021 have all been around the Pacific Ring
2021 has the Pacific Ring Of Fire shaking! Two more major quakes, mag 6 or higher have struck the area through the night. A powerful magnitude 6.3 shook the Kermadec Islands, north of New Zealand, the second major quake to strike the islands in the last 48 hours and a magnitude 6.1 rocked Vanuatu in the South Pacific earlier in the night.
The two quakes bring the total of major quakes, mag 6 or higher to 5 in the early days of 2021 which is a very impressive start to the year.
While the quake activity is impressive, well so the volcanic activity with more than 20 volcanoes erupting or showing activity around the Ring Of Fire.Click on image to read, credit Volcano Discovery