Many Earthquakes Today
I check this web page all the time:
It lists every earthquake greater than 5.0 for the last week, and it is updated in real-time.
On most days there’s less than five quakes listed, and often just one or two. Today there are 39!
To be fair, when there’s a really big quake, a lot of aftershocks will make the list – so to account for them the list really looks like this:
8.6 OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
8.2 OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA (+ 22 aftershocks)
6.0 NORTH INDIAN OCEAN (+ 9 aftershocks)
5.3 BANDA SEA
5.5 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
5.1 SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
5.2 SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
5.4 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
5.9 OFF THE COAST OF OREGON
6.5 MICHOACAN, MEXICO
I’ve definitely not seen such an array of large quakes in one day before. Hopefully it’s just a freak occurrence.
UPDATE: Very next day, GULF OF CALIFORNIA has had a 6.9 and a 6.2, while JAPAN has a 5.3, and the day is barely half over….