A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit under the Molucca Sea, Indonesia at 15:08 UTC on July 7. The agency is reporting a depth of 36.3 km (22.5 miles).
The epicenter was located 133 km (84 miles) WSW of Kota Ternate (population 102,000), Indonesia.
Some 3 million people are estimated to have felt light shaking.
BMKG has issued a tsunami warning — waves of 50 cm (1.6 feet) are predicted for parts of North Sulawesi and North Maluku.
There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage given the location of the quake.
At the time of writing, 3x strong aftershocks have been felt, ranging from M4.8 to M4.9.
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