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 …

6.5 Quake Hits Central Taiwan

A USGS map of Taiwan June 2, 2013 earthquake.

A 6.5 (downgraded to 6.2) magnitude earthquake hit central Taiwan, June 2, 2013 – USGS. (click to enlarge)

No destructive tsunami was generated when a 6.5 magnitude earthquake (later downgraded to a 6.2) hit central Taiwan, June 2, 2013.  Earthquakes this size, however, can generate local tsunamis along the coasts located within 62 miles (100 km) of a quake’s epicenter.

Luckily, Hong Kong is located 502 miles (808 km) SSW of Taiwan. The Taiwan Strait separates Hong Kong and Taiwan, located between the South China Sea and the East China Sea.

More Quakes Along The Ring of Fire

A picture of the Earth and the Ring of Fire with rising magma along the tectonic plates and cracks near Papua New Guinea.

The Ring of Fire is very active right now.

Several large earthquakes are occurring along the Pacific Rim, including the 6.5 (6.2) quake in Taiwan.

  1. 5.1, 5. 0 & 4.9  Papua New Guinea
  2. 4.9  Carmen, Philippines
  3. 4.3 & 4.5  Guatemala
  4. 5.1  South Fiji Islands
  5. 4.8  Petropovlovsk, Russia
  6. 5.0  Nicaragua
  7. 2- 3.4  The Geysers, California
  8. 5.5  Solomon Islands
  9. 4.6  Chile
  10. 4.3  Kushiro, Japan
  11. 4.0  Colombia
  12. 5.1   Policarpo, Philippines

And it’s merely noon in the States …



At Least 14 Killed In Second Major Landslide in Ecuador This Year

A picture of the deadly landslide in Ecuador on April 24, 2013.

Deadly landslide in Ecuador on April 24, 2013 – AP

A landslide in the town of Tabete in Ecuador’s Esmeraldas Province claimed the lives of at least 14 people on April 24, 2013 and buried several homes. Heavy rains appear to have triggered the landslide that struck the village of Tabete in northern Ecuador. Reports said that the landslide occurred after the soil in the community was saturated by hours of continual heavy rains.

Three months earlier and to the day on January 24, 2013, a landslide set off by mining and rains killed 10 and injured 18 others in the gold mining community of Pueblo Nuevo, located about 340 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

A picture of a deadly landslide in Ecuador on january 24, 2013.

Deadly landslide in Ecuador on January 24, 2013 – AP