The world is rumbling again: M6.3 South-Eastern Pacific Ridge, M6.2 Solomon Islands, swarm of quakes off Oregon


The world is rumbling again! Within the last 24 hours, a  M6.3 earthquake hit the South-Eastern Pacific Ridge, another M6.2 quake hit off the Solomon Islands, and finally a swarm of smaller earthquakes – largest was M4.5 – struck about 200km off Oregon’s coast.

Map showing the earthquakes around the world on November 16 2018. via USGS

First a M6.3 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands 2018-11-15 23:09:01 (UTC):

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M6.3 earthquake pacific ridge november 15, 2018. via USGS

It was followed by a M6.2 earthquake that hit 132km E of Kirakira, Solomon Islands 2018-11-16 03:26:55 (UTC):

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M6.2 earthquake hit near Solomon islands on November 16, 2018. via USGS

Also interesting are the 5 earthquakes that hit 200km off Oregon Coast 2018-11-16 between 5 and 10 am (UTC):

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Map showing the earthquake swarm off Oregon on November 16 2018. via USGS

Be ready for the next earthquake in your area.

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USGS – M 6.2 – 132km E of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
USGS – M 6.3 – Southern East Pacific Rise





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