A strong and shallow quake registered by the USGS as M6.2 struck southeast of Easter Island at 01:37 UTC on Dec 19. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).
The epicentre was located 2,782 km (1,728 miles) W of Santiago, Chile and 3,590 km (2,230 miles) SW of Lima, Peru.
There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).
There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage given the quake’s remote location.
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, 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/
Grand Solar Minimum
[Featured Image: USGS]