Fears are growing a huge earthquake could be set to hit the Pacific after 11 struck off the coast of Australia in one day. The Pacific Ring of Fire has been peppered with earthquakes over the past 24 hours with the region surrounding Australia particularly active. A swarm of seven earthquakes measuring between 4.5 and 5.1 on the Richter Scale struck a small area in the Coral Sea near New Caledonia.
Two measuring 4.7 and 4.9 hit Indonesia, to the north of Australia, with another measuring 4.4 struck Fiji. Across other parts of the Pacific Rim, three earthquakes hit near Guam, one struck Japan and two were recorded in Alaska. One earthquake was also struck on the west coast of America, one in Mexico and a final in Argentina – all over the past day. It increases fears ‘the Big One’ could be about to strike the Pacific Ring of Fire – although, as with all geological events, it is impossible to predict exactly when or where this will occur. CONTINUE