The Ring of Fire is heating up!
3 strong quakes hit within 12 hours this major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.
M7.0 earthquake in Papua New Guinea
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck just off Papua New Guinea in the southwestern Pacific on Friday.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 02:50 a.m. UTC, 114 kilometers north of Popondetta, the capital of Oro Province, at a depth of 79.8 km.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center briefly issued a warning for hazardous tsunami waves for Papua New Guinean coastlines located within 300 km of the epicenter.
M6.0 earthquake hits off Iquique, Chile
A strong M6.0 earthquake hit 2 km SSE of Iquique, Chile on July 17, 2020 at 5:40 UTC and at a depth of 73,8 km.
It was reported by many on social media and on the USGS website.
Asi fue Sismo de Iquique fue 5.9 Mw— Prensa del Pueblo Chile (respaldo) (@bluesarmonica) July 17, 2020
y VII Mercali (percepción)
Se confirma epicentro bajo la ciudad, larga duración fue en la madrugada a la 01:41hrs pic.twitter.com/xEujUpmEmq
M6.1 Earthquake hits the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
An M6.1 earthquake hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday at 2:03 p.m. UTC with an epicenter 250 kms east of Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India.
The shallow earthquake struck at a depth of 10 kms.
Did you feel some of these powerful earthquakes? Always be prepared for the Big One… Because it could happen sooner than you think!