M7.0, M6.0 and M6.1 Earthquakes Hit the Ring of Fire in Papua New Guinea, Chile and India Within 12 Hours

3 strong earthquakes (M7.0, M6.0, M6.1) hit the ring of fire on July 17, 2020. Map: Universal Images Group Editorial

The Ring of Fire is heating up!
3 strong quakes hit within 12 hours this major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.




M7.0 earthquake in Papua New Guinea
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck just off Papua New Guinea in the southwestern Pacific on Friday.

M 7.0 earthquake 114 km NNW of Popondetta, Papua New Guinea. Map via USGS

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 02:50 a.m. UTC, 114 kilometers north of Popondetta, the capital of Oro Province, at a depth of 79.8 km.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center briefly issued a warning for hazardous tsunami waves for Papua New Guinean coastlines located within 300 km of the epicenter.


M6.0 earthquake hits off Iquique, Chile
A strong M6.0 earthquake hit 2 km SSE of Iquique, Chile on July 17, 2020 at 5:40 UTC and at a depth of 73,8 km.


It was reported by many on social media and on the USGS website.



M6.1 Earthquake hits the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
An M6.1 earthquake hit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Friday at 2:03 p.m. UTC with an epicenter 250 kms east of Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India.
M6.1 earthquake hits the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India on July 17, 2020. Map via USGS

The shallow earthquake struck at a depth of 10 kms.

Did you feel some of these powerful earthquakes? Always be prepared for the Big One… Because it could happen sooner than you think!

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