Volcanic & Seismic Activity 

Powerful M6.2 Earthquake Hits 118km NE of Iquique, Chile

A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Tarapaca, Chile at 22:19 UTC, Nov 1. The agency is reporting a depth of 91km (57 miles).

The epicentre was located 118km (73 miles) NE of Iquique (population 227,449), Chile and 154 km (96 miles) SSE of Tacna (population 185,999), Peru.

There are roughly 300,000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

The quake will likely have a low humanitarian impact based on the affected population and their vulnerability.



Seismic and Volcanic activity has been correlated to changes in our sun.

The global uptick in earthquakes and volcanoes we’ve witnessed lately is likely attributed to the drop-off in solar activity, coronal holes, and the increase in Galactic Cosmic Rays penetrating silica-rich magma.

Check out this link for more info: https://principia-scientific.org/do-cosmic-rays-trigger-earthquakes-volcanic-eruptions/

KP has been very low in recent days/weeks:

The latest space weather overview plot



[Featured Image: USGS]

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