Ring of Fire Comes Alive...8.2 mag. Hokkaido, Japan earthquake was just the beginning
by Mitch Battros (ECTV)
It appears the 8.2 mag. Hokkaido, Japan earthquake was just the beginning. As of this morning, Saturday September 27th, several large earthquakes have occurred.
At 11:33:25 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), a Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit Southwestern Siberia, Russia about 245 km (155 miles) north of Altay, Xinjiang, China at 5:33 AM MDT, Sep 27, 2003 (6:33 PM local time in Russia). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time; however, this earthquake may have caused damage due to its location and size.
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Shortly after the Siberia quake, a 7.4 earthquake hit Northeastern China at 11:40:50 UTC. Just prior to the Siberia quake, a 6.9 quake hit Tuva-Buryatia, Mongolia at 11:33:18 UTC. At 11:33:49 UTC, a 7.1 earthquake hit Eastern Kazakhstan. At this time there appears to be no reason to expect the Earth's shaking to let up.
Sunspot region 464 has grown to a size wider than fifteen (15) planet Earths
lined up side by side. M-Class and possible X-Class flares are expected. (see
equation). Watch for sudden wind shears, tornadoes, and tropical storms to occur
in various geographical regions. Today's sunspot count is 127, and may grow.