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Ring of Fire Earthquakes

  • Powerful Earthquake In Peru Creates Massive Cracks

    A M6.1 earthquake shook the north Pacific coast of Peru on Friday (12:10 p.m. local time), sending people fleeing their homes, damaging a centuries old church and injuring at least 43 people.

    The epicenter was situated 12 kilometers (7 miles) west of the city of Sullana in the north at a depth of 36 kilometers (22 miles). Aftershocks are likely over the coming days.

    Shaking was also felt in the Peruvian regions of Tumbes, Cajamarca, La Libertad, and Lambayeque, as well as in the Ecuadorian provinces of Loja, El Oro, Azuay, and Guayas.

    The earthquake caused many citizens of Sullana to leave their homes. A woman was injured after being trapped under a collapsed wall while a car was crushed by bricks.

    Footage from local TV stations showed that part of the cornice on the façade of Piura’s cathedral, built in the 16th century, fell off. The earthquake also damaged two other houses of worship in different communities and three fire stations.

    Another video showed products scattered on the floor of a supermarket in Piura, about 990 kilometers north of the capital, Lima.

    The quake caused significant structural damage throughout the region, as well as landslides and giant cracks in the ground in its coastal areas, especially near Paita.

    President Pedro Castillo left a military parade to travel to Piura, according to a statement from the presidential office.

    Peru, one of the countries with the highest seismic activity in the world, is located in the Pacific seismic belt, also known as the Pacific Ring of Fire.

    A M7.9 quake killed 595 people in Peru on Aug. 15, 2007.

  • Successive earthquakes hit PNG, Philippines, Indonesia within 5 hours

    The Ring of fire is heating up! 3 strong earthquakes hit PNG, Philippines, Indonesia within 5 hours.

    Deadly M6.0 hits Indonesia

    An strong M6.0 earthquake hit at an intermediate depth of 87 km near Blitar, East Java, Indonesia 10 April 2021 at 2:00 pm local time (7:00 am UTC).

    The quake hit just 44km from the coast and was therefore felt by many people in the area of the epicenter.

    At least six people were killed. Several villages in East Java have also been evacuated

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    The powerful quake caused significant damage as seen in the video below:

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    It was not clear if the toll would rise, but the agency did not report anyone missing after the tremors.

    Here some more photos of damage after the strong M6.0 tremblor in Indonesia:

    M 6.1 – 168 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines

    A M6.1 earthquake jolted 168 km SSW of Sarangani, Philippines at 09:30:44 GMT on Saturday at a depth of 311 km.

    Although very deep, it was reported by two people on the USGS webpage.

    Neither damage nor injuries have been reported yet.

    M6.0 – 195 km N of Madang, Papua New Guinea

    An earthquake with a M6.0 jolted 195 km N of Madang, Papua New Guinea, at 1138 GMT on Saturday at a depth of 10km.

    The ring of fire is heating up

    The horseshoe-shaped Ring of Fire is a region about about 40,000 km (25,000 mi) long and up to about 500 km (310 mi) wide, which runs around much of the rim of the Pacific Ocean and where many volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.

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