A shallow and very powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.3 hit near Laiwui, Indonesia at 09:10 UTC on July 14. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).
The epicenter was located 102 km (63.4 miles) NNE of Laiwui, Indonesia.
There are some 83,000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).
Approximately 2.7 million are estimated to have felt the shaking.
So far, six strong aftershocks have been registered ranging from M4.9 to M5.8.
The BMKG have said they are not expecting a tsunami.
While the USGS indicates there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage given the epicenters remote location.
Though stay tuned for updates.
This quake makes it the 27th M6.0+ to strike in the last 30 days — the normal monthly average is just 12.
In addition, it comes just hours after the big M6.6 that hit Australia which was one of the country’s largest rockings in recorded history (click here for more on that).
Dutchsinse — NEW 2nd Very Large M7.3 Earthquake Strikes Indonesia:
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