Sunday, June 13, 2010


Just as predicted and right on schedule:

"Powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes the Indian Ocean"

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center immediately issued a tsunami watch for India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. “Earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a destructive local tsunami and sometimes a destructive regional tsunami along coasts located usually no more than a thousand kilometers from the earthquake epicenter,” the center said.

"Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattles northern Japan"

A strong earthquake struck off the coast of northern Japan on Sunday afternoon, seismologists and witnesses said. No tsunami warnings were issued.
The 6.2-magnitude earthquake at 12.32 p.m. local time (0332 UTC) was centered about 116 kilometers (72 miles) east-northeast of Iwaki on Japan's Honshu island. It struck about 40 kilometers (24 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Also reported over the last 48 hours:

4.7 India
5.0 Alaska
4.4 Southern California
5.3 Ryukyu Islands
4.6 Mexico
5.4 Santa Cruz Islands
5.0 Bolivia
4.7 Bonin Islands
5.0 Fiji
4.6 Fiji
5.0 Indonesia

UPDATE: 5.0 Africa (Lake Victoria Region)
5.2 Eastern New Guinea

Earthquake Map

We're seeing a big surge in earthquakes. What will come next?

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