A large M7.2 earthquake has struck the NW Pacific in Kamchatka Russia – North of Japan, West of Alaska.
The past week has seen multiple large earthquake events strike the North Pacific, including a different M7.2 event which struck Alaska, as well as a rare M6.2 earthquake which struck South of Spain near Gibralter / Morocco / North Africa.
Additionally, two back to back M4.9 + M5.0 earthquakes struck off the coast of NW California just a few hours prior to the Kamchatka NW Pacific M7.2 event.
This has built over the past several days, starting with a new round of deep earthquakes striking below the West Pacific plate (Fiji).. the deep events caused a swarm of M5.0+ earthquakes all across the SW Pacific region (Indonesia + Philippines).
The swarm of M5.0+ earthquakes to the South caused compensation movement to the North Pacific, which resulted in the two larg… (More)