A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit the Molucca Sea, Indonesia at 17:27 UTC on Jan 6. The agency is reporting a depth of 60 km (37 miles).
According to the USGS, the epicentre was located 120 km (75 miles) NW of Tongutisungi and 150 km (94 miles) WNW of Tobelu, North Maluku, Indonesia.
There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).
Some 11,000 people are estimated to have felt moderate shaking and 892,000 light.
At least 17 aftershocks with magnitudes ranging from 4.4 to 5.1 were registered at the time of writing.
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.
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Grand Solar Minimum