It’s worth noting that the TWO LARGEST earthquakes in the past 15 years have both occured in the last 3 months and have been within a few hundred kilometres of each other. In fact they dwarf all the other quakes by comparison.
|3||1995||07||30||05:11:23||8.0||Near Coast of Nortdern Chile|
|4||1995||10||09||15:35:53||8.0||Near Coast of Jalisco, Mexico|
|5||1996||02||17||05:59:30||8.2||Irian Jaya Region, Indonesia|
|6||1998||03||25||03:12:25||8.1||Balleny Islands Region|
|7||2000||11||16||04:54:56||8.0||New Ireland Region, P.N.G.|
|8||2001||06||23||20:33:14||8.4||Near Coast of Peru|
|9||2003||09||25||19:50:06||8.3||Hokkaido, Japan Region|
|10||2004||12||23||14:59:04||8.1||Nortd of Macquarie Island|
|11||2004||12||26||00:58:53||9.0||Off West Coast of Nortdern Sumatra|
|12||2005||03||28||16:09:36||8.7||Nortdern Sumatra, Indonesia|
You can watch the world’s earthquakes here:Quake Map.
I check it out daily and for the past week, there had been very little seismic activity on the west coast of Sumatera – which is unusual. Seems the build up was too much.
Next time it gets quiet, better run for the hills.