Again this week we are seeing huge earthquakes:
"8.1 magnitude earthquake strikes northwest of Vanuatu"
"Earthquakes rock South Pacific", Three major earthquakes struck within an hour
6.1-6.9 earthquake in Philippines
Major earthquakes in last 7 days
Seismic Monitor: Worldwide Earthquakes
This earthquake story doesn't seem to be going away. Occasionally we may see several days of big earthquakes, but with this current "cycle" we are well into the second week and going strong. Maybe there is something to that story last week, where scientists speculated that any huge quake (>8.0) could trigger additional earthquakes in other parts of the world.