Tremors have been felt around the Ring of Fire today, resulting in magnitude 6.0 and higher earthquakes. Some of the countries affected includes the Solomon Islands, Indonesia and Japan among others. The seismic activity has not caused any lost lives, but residents felt the earth shake as a result of the tremors.
List of earthquakes today
Solomon Islands – Magnitude 6.2 earthquake
A powerful magnitude 6.2 quake hit approximately 100 miles east of Kira Kira, Solomon Islands Friday.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported the premie had a depth of 20 miles (33km) and struck at 3.26am GMT.
The earthquake’s epicentre was 132 km (82.3 miles) west of Kira Kira, which has a population of 11,222.
It is located on the north coast of Makira, the largest island of the province.
The Solomon Islands are located in the volatile Ring of Fire region, 1,700 miles northeast of the Australian coast.
The National Weather Service has not issued a tsunami warning, advisory, watch or threat as a result of the earthquake.
The Solomon Islands are in the dangerous Ring of Fire – a long chain of volcanoes and earthquakes around the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
Indonesia – Magnitude 4.7 earthquake
The tremor struck at 9.28am GMT and had a depth of 46.2 miles (74.4km).
The epicentre was located 96 miles (155km) northeast of Bitung, Indonesia.
Bitung is a city in northern Sulawesi, which was recently struck by massive earthquakes, resulting in the deaths of at least 2,100 people.
Japan – Magnitude 4.8 earthquake
The quake in Japan hit about 114 miles (182km) east-southeast of Chichi-shima.
With a depth of 22.5 miles (36.2km) the search radius was as much as 155 miles (250km).
The earthquake struck at 12.09am GMT.
The largest earthquakes today were two magnitude 6.3 tremors.
However, located hundreds of miles from mainland they did not cause any hazards.