6.1 Quake At Vanuatu Kicks Off Quakes Along US West Coast

A USGS small globe showing the May 1, 2013 earthquake swarm around Vanuatu.

The west coast of the US is reacting to a 6.1 quake at Vanuatu, July 26, 2013 – USGS

A 6.1 magnitude quake at Vanuatu kicked off large quakes along the Western US coast, July 26, 2013.

Vancouver, Canada

The USGS small globe showing the July 26, 2013 5.1 earthquake.

Just hours after the 6.1 quake at Vanuatu, a 5.1 quake struck the Vancouver Island Region, Canada – USGS

Three hours after the Vanuatu quake, the Vancouver Island Region had a 5.1 magnitude quake 185 km (115 mi) west of Port Hardy.


I always watch the quakes at Vanuatu because the pattern that I have recorded shows strong quakes occur worldwide after Vanuatu opens up.

Here we go again …

The USGS small globe showing the earthquake at the South Sandwich Islands

A 6.2 magnitude quake happened on the South Sandwich Islands merely hours after a 6.1 quake rocked Vanuatu – USGS

South Sandwich Islands

Earthquake activity moved east into the South Atlantic near the South Pole when a 6.2 magnitude quake shook the South Sandwich Islands.

Over 188 earthquakes have occurred today, but in between these 6-pointers, the following larger quakes occurred:

  1. 6.2 South Sandwich Islands
  2. 5.1  South of the Fiji Islands
  3. 4.6 Koutouba, China
  4. 4.5 Adak, Alaska
  5. 4.9 Sikabaluan, Indonesia
  6. 4.6 Hirara, Japan
  7. 5.1  Port Hardy, Canada (Vancouver Island Region)
  8. 4.7 Tobelo, Indonesia
  9. 5.1  Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
  10. 4.9 Katubao, Philippines
  11. 6.1 Luganville, Vanuatu

Lots of moving’ and shakin’ going on …