A powerful and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 (downgraded from M7.5) hit the Kermadec Islands Region at 22:54 UTC on June 15. The agency is reporting a depth of 34.4 km (21.4 miles).
The epicenter was located approximately 103km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.
Six strong aftershocks were registered over the next few hours, ranging from M4.6 to M6.3.
Hazardous tsunami waves were initially feared for coastal areas within 300 km (186 miles) of the quake’s epicenter, according to PTWC. The warning was retracted an hour later however. “Remain observant and exercise normal caution near sea. Otherwise, no action is required. Minor sea level fluctuations may occur in some coastal areas near the earthquake over the next few hours,” reads the latest PTWC statement.
The quake struck an hour after a M6.1 hit near Tonga, located approximately 1000 km to the north.
No damage or casualties are likely given the remote location of both earthquakes.
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