Credit USGS; Almost 800 quakes mag 4 or higher with an astonishing 26 above mag 6 or higher have struck the eastern margin of the Australia plate since the first day of 2021 resulting in the biggest major quake total, mag 6 or higher in the first 65 days of the year.
In all 42 major quakes, mag 6 or higher have rocked the planet in just 65 days and we could be well on the way to recording the highest number ever recorded in a year which was 207 in 2011, the year of the Fukushima disaster. What makes the incredible number even more exciting is that the majority of the major quakes have been located along the eastern margin of the Australia plate. 27 of them in fact.
Thursday, 4 March 2021 A mag 7.4 and a 7.3 hit northern New Zealand! Two more massive quakes rock the South Pacific: It's a part of the world I told you to watch for two weeks ago after a plethora of major quakes shook the area in February
It's a part of the world I told you to watch for two weeks ago after a plethora of major quakes and 200 aftershocks shook the area through February.
Well, today the area has jumped back into life, this time just east of the Australian Plate which had been so seismic recently with another major quake, a mag 6.1 struck north of Vanuatu around the island of Sola.
Wednesday, 3 March 2021 The first major quake of March belongs to Greece! A mag 6.3 has struck Týrnavos, Greece followed by three sizable aftershocks. It is the 30th of a very impressive 2021, today's major quake is only the 2nd outside The Pacific Ring Of Fire so far this year.
Thursday, 18 February 2021 It's the most impressive seismic start to a new year this century! 29 major quakes so far in 2021 as a mag M 6.1, east of Fiji is the latest to rock the Australian Plate where almost 200 large aftershocks have occurred in the last seven days
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 Here's another: A magnitude 6.2 rocks Vanuatu: It's the 14th major quake, mag 6 or higher in an incredible seismic February with all the major quakes occurring along the Pacific Ring Of Fire and is echoing the impressive volcanic activity
According to the USGS, the eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most seismically active areas of the world due to high rates of convergence between the Australia and Pacific plates and in the last week, this area has been extremely active with no more than 11 major quakes, mag 6 or higher and more than 100 fore and aftershocks from Vanuatu to the southeast of Caledonia.
Monday, 15 February 2021 Keep an eye on the Pacific Ring Of Fire this week: Explosive activity in Guatemala at the Fuego volcano and the Pacaya Volcano as 42 volcanoes worldwide showing activity with 37 along The Pacific Ring Of Fire after two powerful mag 7+ quakes in the Pacific last week
Guatemalan rescue services reported that the Fuego volcano, located 50km away from the capital city of Guatemala, has started to erupt, Prensa Libre newspaper report says. Lava flows reach up to 1.5 km long, and a column of ash rises above the volcano, spreading up to 5 km away, the report says. There were no reports of evacuation yet. Last time, Fuego erupted on June 3, 2018, which led to deaths of over 200 people.
Just down the road from the Fuego volcano, authorities at the Pacaya Volcano have issued an Ash Advisory as explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 12000 ft (3700 m) altitude or flight level 120.
Saturday, 13 February 2021 A very powerful magnitude 7.0 quake has struck the Eastcoast of Japan just 90 km East of Fukushima. It comes just weeks before the anniversary of the March 2011 Great Honshu quake which killed 22,000 people and destroyed the Fukushima Nuclear Plant.
A very powerful magnitude 7.0 quake has struck the Eastcoast of Japan just 90 km East of Fukushima. No tsunami has been issued. It comes just weeks before the anniversary of the March 2011 Great Honshu quake which killed 22,000 people and destroyed the Fukushima Nuclear Plant. No apparent damage has been reported so far.
This week has been a remarkable week for seismic activity with a mag 7.7 striking Southeast of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific with a further 87 after and foreshocks with 6 of them being in the mag 6 reign and most of the rest mag 5+.
Wednesday, 10 February 2021 This could escalate! Three very powerful foreshocks have rocked the Loyalty Islands in the Southern Pacific just minutes before a massive, very shallow, magnitude 7.7 struck the same area: A tsunami watch has been issued.
Wednesday, 3 February 2021 The first major quake of February belongs to the Easter Island area of Chile: A powerful, very shallow, (6km deep) magnitude, 6.9 reduced to a mag 6.6 is the first major quake, (mag 6 or higher) of February and the 13th of 2021
USGS has issued a Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses.
There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage. The USGS has since reduced the quake to magnitude 6.6.
Sunday, 24 January 2021 A magnitude 7.0 quake, rocks the South Shetland Islands causing panic in Chile with a mistaken tsunami warning: 12th major quake of 2021 highest no since 2009: 45 volcanoes active, 40 along The Pacific Ring Of Fire!
Thursday, 21 January 2021 The volcanic and seismic activities highly impressive start to 2021 continues with the biggest quake of the year so far, a powerful magnitude 7.0 rocked the Philippine Islands region: The quake is the 11th major quake to hit our planet in the first 3 weeks of 2021 and the 10th to be recorded around The Pacific Ring Of Fire.
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 The 10th major quake of 2021 a Mag 6.4 rocks San Juan, Argentina, the 9th major quake to hit the Pacific Ring Of Fire this year: Death toll from Indonesia’s Sulawesi quake last week at 84 people and 30,000 displaced: 29 Volcano eruptions ongoing
Sunday, 17 January 2021 Spare a thought for Indonesia! Mount Semeru, on the most densely populated island of Java, spews hot clouds 4.5 kilometres high with another 9 volcanoes erupting or showing activity and 56 dead and hundreds injured from recent quake and a further 33 dead from flood disasters
Friday, 15 January 2021 Pacific Ring Of Fire Rattles Indonesia: 36 dead 100's injured as a mag 6.2 rocks Sulawesi island after a mag 5.9 foreshock: The 9th major quake to strike the planet in the first two weeks of 2021, with 8 of them hitting around The Pacific Ring: a total of 26 volcanoes erupting at this moment 21 of them in the Ring of Fire
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 The mysterious year of 1957 which recorded the largest number of major quakes and sunspots in one year and started our planets incredible warming and increase in natural disasters draws an incredible resemblance to 2011 which broke the 1957 major quake record by just 3
In 1957 our star produced by far the largest number of sunspots ever recorded in one year, no other year has ever come close, however, something else happened in 1957, our planet suddenly and unexpectedly produces the record total of major quakes, mag 6 or higher when a total of 204 were recorded.
Incredibly, something else coincided with the mass testing of nuclear bombs in the 50s, not realised at that time and not mentioned even now, surprisingly enough. During the Second World War, major earthquakes, (magnitude 6 or higher) began to dwindle to just 29 in the whole year of 1947, the lowest yearly total since the 27 recorded way back in 1921.
Sunday, 10 January 2021 The Pacific Ring Of Fire continued it's 2021 impressive explosion with two more major quakes this morning bringing the total to seven in just the first ten days of 2021 along with an equally impressive number of volcano eruptions.
Friday, 8 January 2021 The 4th and 5th major quakes of 2021 rocked the Kermadec Islands and Vanuatu in the South Pacific: All five major quakes this year have happened around the Pacific Ring Of Fire as well as more than 20 volcanoes erupting or showing activity there too
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.
The third major quake of 2021 is a powerful (M6.1) which rocked Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia last night: 2020 was the 2nd lowest year this century for major quakes recording just 121 major quakes, (mag 6 or higher).
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A powerful (M6.1) rocked Minahasa, Sulawesi, Indonesia last night making it the 3rd major quake, (mag 6 or higher) to strike in the last 4 days after a powerful, magnitude 6.2 quake shook the Kermadec Islands region just north of New Zealand yesterday and magnitude 6.1 struck the Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands in Alaska 4 days ago. Last night's mag 6.1 was the 3rd major quake, (mag 6 or higher) of January 2021.
After saying goodbye to the crappiest year in living memory, 2020 was anything but exciting concerning major quakes.
Pacific Ring Of Fire Enters 2021 Kicking And Screaming: A magnitude 6.2 quake shakes the Kermadec Islands region after the Sinabung volcano erupts along with Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, the Sheveluch volcano in Russia, Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano, and two in Japan
The first major quake of 2021 belongs to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska with the islands rocked by a powerful, shallow Mag 6.1: The quake comes just 4 days after the most intensive storm ever recorded smashed into the Aleutian Islands
2020 was the 2nd lowest year this century recording just 121 major quakes, (mag 6 or higher). Only 2017 recorded a lower number with 111. A total of 3,210 major quakes have shaken our planet since January the 1st 2000. The average annual total stands at 157