There is something impressive, almost unprecedented, happening along the Ring of Fire.
After Mexico (M7.1), New Zealand (M6.1), Japan (M6.1), another Big One M6.4 earthquake was recorded 85km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu. This is the fourth powerful quake within 24 hours.
A STRONG 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck Erromango island, Vanuatu’s fourth largest, at 8:09 pm (UTC; 7.09am local time) on Sept. 20.
— USGSted (@USGSted) September 20, 2017
The quake hit the centre of the 2000-people island, with an epicenter situated at 200km, which dampened its effect.
No tsunami threats or warning:
NO TSUNAMI THREAT from a 6.5 moment magnitude earthquake off of Vanuatu at 10:10 am HST – Sept 20, 2017. @NWS_PTWC
— NWSHonolulu (@NWSHonolulu) September 20, 2017
The Vanuatu archipelago is in the so-called Ring of Fire and is prone to earthquakes. This BIG ONE earthquake comes some 4 hours after Japan was hit by a powerful M6.1 earthquake just 300km away from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, some 19 hours after a M6.1 quake struck New Zealand and 24 hours after the deadly M7.1 earthquake in Mexico.
There is something unprecedented occurring along the Ring of Fire!