Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.6 earthquake hits offshore Guatemala.

5.5 earthquake hits south of Fiji.

5.4 earthquake hits the Banda Sea.

5.3 earthquake hits the Chagas Archipelago.

5.3 earthquake hits the Kermedec Islands.

5.1 earthquake hits the Molucca Sea.


Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

5.0 earthquake hits Tonga.

5.0 earthquake hits the Chagos Archipelago.

Earthquake Island

A mud island that emerged off the coast of Pakistan during a 2013 temblor has disappeared beneath the waves.

The island was produced by one of the several mud volcanos in the region that are caused by the Arabian tectonic plate sinking beneath the Eurasian plate.

The process pushes mud and gas toward the surface, especially during strong earthquakes.

NASA satellite images showed that incessant ocean waves had eroded most of the island by the end of 2016. Recent images reveal “Earthquake Island” is now completely submerged beneath the northern Arabian Sea.