(Big Wobble) – A magnitude 6.1 – 169km NW of Naze, Japan and an earthquake measured at a verified magnitude of 5.8 struck northern Mindanao in the Philippines archipelago early on Saturday local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said (USGS), ensuring the Pacific Ring Of Fire keeps on rockin’ Last nights quake brings the total of major quakes (mag 6+) to 84, incredibly all but 7 of them striking the Pacific Ring Of Fire. The last 38 major quakes this year, going back to the 3rd of May have occurred along the Pacific Ring Of Fire. In the last 24 hours, around 1,600 quakes have rumbled in the Ridgecrest area of Southern


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California, which is consistent with the previous day, however, one of them was a magnitude 4.9, the strongest there for a few days. According to the La Times, in the past 10 days, there have been 649 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby. The aftershock was powerful enough to cause strong shaking — or level 6 on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale — at the unpopulated epicenter. Moderate shaking, or level 5, was felt in Ridgecrest. The quake was strong enough to wake some people in downtown Los Angeles and was felt as far away as Bakersfield, Death Valley, and Orange County. READ MORE

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