In the last two days there have now been two earthquakes in the 7.0 range.
This is an unusual occurrence, certainly since I have been following quakes for several decades.
The headlines tell the story:
Powerful (7.0) earthquake rocks Vanuatu
Major Quake (7.1) rocks Alaska
Powerful quake (6.4) rocks northern Argentina
Earthquake Swarm Rattles Germany-Czech Republic Border
Did you feel it? We're Still Getting Aftershocks From Thursday's Quake
We really do seem to be in the midst of an increase in big quakes occurring around the world.