8.3 Quake Hits Northern Russia

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

Increase in earthquake activity.

After days of earthquake swarms near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskly, Russia, a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck off Russia’s eastern coast in the Sea of Okhotsk on Friday May 24, 2013.

Large quakes have been bouncing back and forth from the northern polar regions to the southern polar regions, with a 5.2 striking west of Macquarie Island, south of Australia, a 5.1 on the southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and 5.8 south of Fiji. Over 403 earthquakes have occurred around the world this week.


A picture of Chirinkotan volcano in the Kuril Islands, Eastern Russia

Chirinkotan volcano in the Kuril Islands, Eastern Russia

Volcanic eruptions are increasing. Chirinkotan volcano south of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskly has increased in activity; the Cleveland volcano in Alaska and Mexico’s Popcatepeti volcano southeast of Mexico City have had increasing eruptions sending smoke and ash into the atmosphere as high as 1.5 miles (2.5 km).

There is no doubt that Earth activity has increased over the past few days, and expect more to come.

The Earth is definitely on the move.