Today, January 19, 2012 — a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck about 120 miles south of New Zealand.
The entire south/west pacific plate has been moving exponentially faster over the past few months — things are picking up — not letting off.
Look at the screenshot below — showing the last 48 hours of earthquakes around the Pacific ring of fire.
- This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
|Depth||18.1 km (11.2 miles)|
|Region||OFF WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND, N.Z.|
|Distances||204 km (126 miles) W of Invercargill, New Zealand
293 km (182 miles) SW of Queenstown, New Zealand
380 km (236 miles) WSW of Dunedin, New Zealand
940 km (584 miles) SW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand