Large Pacific Quakes Shake Taiwan To Easter Island

A picture of one of the giant heads on Easter Island.

A 5.8 magnitude quake at Easter Island November 2013.

November 2013 is rocking with large quakes all over the South Pacific.

Taiwan Started Things Off

A picture of the Costa Rican coast.

Earthquake activity increases along the South American Pacific coast.

A 6.3 magnitude quake in Hualian,Taiwan started off a chain reaction of large quakes:

  1. 5.1  Taltal, Chile
  2. 4.7  Hualian,Taiwan
  3. 6.6  Coquimbo, Chile
  4. 5.1  Fiji Islands
  5. 4.8  Banda Sea
  6. 4.9  Carmen, Philippines
  7. 4.5  Sidorejo, Indonesia
  8. 4.8  L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand
  9. 4.7  Neiafu, Tonga
  10. 4.5  Chuquitira, Peru
  11. 5.8  Easter Island
  12. 5.0  Lata, Solomon Islands
  13. 4.7  North Sumatra
  14. 6.5  Neiafu, Tonga (no tsunami was generated)
  15. 5.4  Neiafu, Tonga

I am sure more will follow …

Big Earthquakes Strike Chile and Peru

The USGS map of the earthquakes off South America.

Several large earthquakes occurred September 25, 2013 along the western coast of South America – USGS.

Wednesday morning, September 25, 2013, a 5.2 magnitude quake shook Atacama, Chile, and this started a reaction of large earthquakes along the Eastern Pacific Rim’s Ring of Fire.

Within hours of one another, the following earthquakes occurred:

  1. 5.2 – Atacama, Chile
  2. 5.8 (downgraded to 5.4) – Attu Station, Alaska
  3. 7.0 (downgraded from 7.2) – Acari, Peru

Tsunamis and Volcanoes

Earthquakes of this magnitude can create tsunamis, but tsunami warnings have not been issued for the Hawaiian islands.

Several active volcanoes are in this region, also, so monitor an increase in volcanic activity over the next few days.

The volcanoes in Chile that have erupted since 2010 to the present:

  1. Chaiten
  2. Copahue
  3. Planchon-Peteroa
  4. Cordon Caulle

The volcanoes in Peru that have erupted since 2010 to the present:

  1. Sababcaya
  2. Ubinas


7.0 Magnitude Quake Sets Off A String of Quakes Along Pacific Rim

A picture of the Earth with an earthquake crack going down the USA and S America

Increase in earthquake intensity along the Pacific Rim

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake on the Northern Mariana Islands on May 13, 2013 was followed by a string of large quakes along the Pacific Rim.

May 14, 2013

5.6 Northern Sumatra

5.0 Tonga

5.7 Peru

5.0 Papua New Guinea

5.7 Papua New Guinea

 Volcanic Activity

Keep a watch for increased volcanic activity along the Pacific Ring Of Fire. Alaska’s Cleveland Volcano is becoming more active, and volcanoes in Mexico, Ecuador, Japan, Hawaii, and the Philippines have increased in activity.

A picture of a volcano erupting.

Increase in volcanic activity along the Ring of Fire.