Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.8 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.9 Earthquake hits southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

5.8 Earthquake hits Tonga.

5.7 Earthquake hits central Peru.

Two 5.2 Earthquakes hit the Sumbawa region, Indonesia.

5.0 Earthquake hits off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand.

Earthquake Swarm hits the French Alps

The French Alps have been rocked by 140 mini-quakes in just 40 days – sparking fears a huge earthquake could strike at any time. There are also fears the tremors could lead to a deadly avalanche hitting dozens of popular ski resorts in the Alps mountain. The strongest tremor registered was 3.8 on the Richter scale. Residents in the region have describe how they have been getting used to being shaken awake at night in recent weeks.

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