A series of stong earthquakes struck the Batanes Islands region, the Philippines on July 27 leaving at least 8 people dead and 60 more injured.
Six major quakes have been registered by the USGS so far, ranging from M4.5 to M5.9, and all but one at a depth of 10km (6.2 m). All the epicenters were located around 14 km (8.7 miles) E of Itbayat, Batanes, but it’s the first quake, the M5.4, that was the primary cause of the damage and deaths.
Itbayat town mayor Raul de Sagon said five people died in the first quake and another three in the second, with at least 60 reported as injured, though that number is expected to rise:
“The wounded are still being brought in,” Mr de Sagon told a local radio station, adding that he and residents were taking shelter in the plaza as it’s safer than the town’s older buildings which are mostly made of limestone.
The second (and largest) quake was originally registered as M6.0+ by the USGS but was later revised down, as the agency tends to do, to M5.9. The Philippine seismology agency registered the second quake as M6.4.
Fortunately, no tsunami warnings were issued.
Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.
The recent global uptick in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, a waning magnetosphere, and the influx of Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.
Check out these link for more info:
Grand Solar Minimum + Pole Shift