Not 1, not 2, but three earthquakes with magnitudes larger than M6.0 and a M7.0 earthquake hit along the Ring of Fire in less than 5 hours on October 10, 2018. Amazing how much pressure has been released in such a short time period.

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3 M6.0 earthquakes and a M7.0 earthquake hit the ring of fire october 10 2018. via USGS

The first quake hit off the coast of Java, Indonesia with a magnitude of M6.0 at a depth of 9km (5.6 miles) at 6:45pm. According to USGS, the strong shaking was reported by more than 160 people across the island. No tsunami has been neither detected nor reported. The quake killed at least 3.

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A M6.0 earthquake hit Indonesia on October 10 2018 at 6:45 pm. via USGS

2 hours later, a powerful M7.0 earthquake shook the ground of Papua New Guinea, 117km E of Kimbe at a depth of 40km (25 miles). Thanksfully, almost nobody lives where the earthquake struck.

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A M7.0 earthquake shook Papua New Guinea on October 10 2018 at 8:48pm. via USGS

This major event was followed by an strong aftershock measured at M6.2 at 10pm. The epicenter of this very deep earthquake was situated at a depth of 120km (75 miles).

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A M6.2 aftershock shook Papua New Guinea on October 10 2018 at 10pm. via USGS

Finally, the earth shook again strongly in Russia as a M6.5 earthquake hit the Kuril Islands in Russia at 11:15pm at a depth of 17,5 km (11 miles). There is no danger of a tsunami and were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, since this region is almost inhabitated.

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A M6.5 earthquake hit the Kuril Islands in Russia on October 10 2018 at 11:16. via USGS

The ring of fire is heating up again. Some major volcanic eruptions may follow in the next days. Be ready and get prepared!

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