Huge Quakes Strike From Mexico To New Guinea Today

The Earth with bricks falling around it.

Large earthquakes are occurring all over the Pacific Rim today.

The Earth is lighting up! Today, large quakes – very large quakes – rattled Mexico to New Guinea:

  1. 6.2  Balleny Island region
  2. 5.2  Balleny Island region
  3. 5.2  Sabtang, Philippines
  4. 5.6  Noatak, Alaska
  5. 5.6  Noatak, Alaska (#2)
  6. 6.6  Kirakira, Solomon Islands
  7. 7.5  Petatlan, Mexico
  8. 5.5  Balleny Island region
  9. 7.0  Papua New Guinea

No tsunami warning was issued, but local flooding and rising waves are to be expected within 100 km of the epicenters of these quakes.


More Quakes Shake South Pole

USGS small globe showing the Bellany Islands off Antarctica

The Balleny Islands off Antarctica – USGS

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake in the Balleny Island region north of Antarctica was followed 10 minutes later by a 5.2 magnitude quakeMinutes after that, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck on the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge.

This might not appear to be any big deal, except to the penguins, but when one pole shifts, the other pole follows. So, heads up, Northern Polar Regions – that’s Russia, Alaska, Canada, and Greenland/Iceland. Possibly Japan and the Philippines.

USGS map of quake at South Pole

5.5 magnitude quake at the South Pole/Pacific-Antarctic Ridge – USGS

More Large Quakes Along Pacific Rim Create Tsunami Watches

High waves crashing on the sea shore.

High waves will reach the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Islands after the swarm of big quakes along the Pacific Rim.

So many large quakes are occurring rapidly along the Pacific Rim, it is hard to keep them straight. I have recorded the most recent quakes over the last 19 hours, beginning April 10, 2014. They are currently happening, so I will continue to keep the list updated.

Note: earthquake magnitudes are on the rise. We are seeing less 4.0 + magnitude quakes, which are now being replaced with more 5.0+, 6.0+, and 7.0+ quakes. And remember that USGS loves to keep the magnitudes as low as possible, so a 5.9 quake, to me, is a 6.0; a 6.8 quake is really a 7.0, and on and on.

Beginning April 10, 2014

These quakes created a tsunami watch for The Pacific region and Hawaii.

  1. 5.0  Iquique, Chile (offshore)
  2. 5.2  Pacific-Antarctic Ridge (South Pacific Ocean)
  3. 5.1  Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua (on-ground)
  4. 6.1  Valle San Francisco, Nicaragua (on-ground)
  5. 6.0  Iquique, Chile (offshore)
  6. 5.6  Tonga (South Pacific Ocean)
  7. 5.1  San Antonio, Chile (offshore)

These quakes created another tsunami watch for The Pacific region and Hawaii, 6 hours later.

  1. 7.3  Papua New Guinea (Solomon Islands)
  2. 5.1  SSW Papua New Guinea (Solomon Islands)
  3. 6.8  Papua New Guinea (Solomon Islands)
  4. 5.2  Papua New Guinea (Solomon Islands)
  5. 5.5  Iquique, Chile (offshore)
  6. 5.5  Papua New Guinea (Solomon Islands)