Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
5.9 Earthquake hits the Mariana Islands.
5.3 Earthquake hits south of the Kermedec Islands.
5.1 Earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands.
5.0 Earthquake hits central Peru.
5.0 Earthquake hits Samar in the Philippines.
Two 5.0 Earthquakes hit New Ire4land, Papua New Guinea.
Earthquake forms the Great Wall of New Zealand
In last month’s M7.8 Kaikoura, New Zealand earthquake, at least 9 separate faults ruptured in the largest quake in New Zealand since the 1855 M8.2-8.3 Wairarapa earthquake. In a matter of seconds the New Zealand landscape changed forever. Shore platforms along the coast were uplifted, landslides blocked rivers and roads, and large intermittent surface ruptures extended for over 120 km. At this site, the amount of vertical uplift exceeded 3 m, while lateral offset was approximately 1.8 m.