"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:
4.4 Southern California
5.3 Ryukyu Islands
5.4 Santa Cruz Islands
4.7 Bonin Islands
UPDATE: 5.0 Africa (Lake Victoria Region)
5.2 Eastern New Guinea
We're seeing a big surge in earthquakes. What will come next?