South Pole Triggers Large Quakes In Pacific

USGS map of quake at South Pole

5.7 magnitude quake at South Pole – USGS

A shift at the South Pole started a chain reaction of large quakes this week, August 12, 2013.

Chain Of Quakes

USGS map of quake off Peru

6.1 magnitude quake off Peru – USGS

6.0  Saumlaki, Indonesia

6.0  L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand

6.1  Paita, Peru

5.7  Pacific-Antarctic Ridge

6.6  Mutis, Colombia (South of Panama)

5.3  Xochistlahuaca, Mexico

5.1  Sardinal, Costa Rica

5.0  Little Sitkin Island, Alaska (Rat Islands)

USGS map of 5.0 magnitude quake off the Rat Islands, Alaska

5.0 magnitude quake off the Rat Islands, Alaska – USGS

5.0  Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia


These quakes are occurring along active volcanic zones, so as the Earth continues to shake, watch for an increase in volcanic eruptions in these areas.


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About Janet

Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN has expressed a deep love and respect for the Earth since she was a very young child. She earned academic degrees in International Geography and Environmental Science. After 20 years of research, Dr. Hull uncovered evidence supporting her theory that the Earth’s geographic poles shift at the axis, causing dramatic climate change. Today, she is one of the world’s leading environmental experts promoting public environmental awareness. Connect with Dr. Hull on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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