April 26, 2014 – Twenty-six days = 26 Strong Earthquakes: Today’s 6.5 magnitude quake near Tonga (see map) marks the 26th earthquake of April 2014 – and it’s not over yet. Note: The USGS down graded this quake to 6.2 from 6.5.
The Tonga quake hit at 6:02:16 GMT on April 26 at -20.717S and -174.674W, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles).
The Stress Line bounces from the Solomon Sea to Tonga; which includes the Solomon Islands, the Santa Cruz Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga.
As I identified in an earlier post today, there are many opportunities during the rest of 2014 for a significant (9.3+), Volcanic Eruption (VEI=5), or continued fires, rapidity fluctuating weather, avalanches, ferry sinking’s, etc.
The Master of Disaster