A 6.0M earthquake has struck the South Pacific, in the Easter Island Region.
Higher resolution screenshot of the event from Earthquake3D:
Over the past few months we’ve seen a dramatic increase in activity near the Easter Island region in the South Pacific.
This activity is not fully unexpected, although rare in comparison to the past several years.
The reason I say it is “not fully unexpected” is due to the “global surge” in earthquakes currently underway. Watch my video on the newly acknowledged “global surge” here:
Past activity has included a few larger events:
Current stats on the most recent 6.0M from the USGS:
M6.0 – Easter Island region 2014-11-01 10:59:55 UTC
USGS information on this most recent 6.0 magnitude earthquake :
- 2014-11-01 10:59:55 UTC
- 2014-11-01 03:59:55 UTC-07:00 at epicenter
- 2014-11-01 05:59:55 UTC-05:00 system time
31.823°S 111.180°W depth=10.0km (6.2mi)
- 544km (338mi) SSW of Hanga Roa, Chile
- 3473km (2158mi) W of Lebu, Chile
- 3482km (2164mi) W of Ancud, Chile
- 3492km (2170mi) W of Chonchi, Chile
- 1995km (1240mi) ESE of Adamstown, Pitcairn