A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the Lata, Solomon Islands just 2 minutes ago, with two 5.1 earthquakes that also hit at around the same time. Another magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit the area about 10 minutes ago.
The region was also hit with a 5.6 earthquake on Saturday, with no damages, injuries, or loss of life reported for any of the tremors that took place today, so far.
Just yesterday a strong earthquake swarm hit the area with a 6.4, and a 6.3 earthquake. Another 5.1 earthquake was triggered just one second ago while writing this article.
On the 31st of January there was a 6.2 earthquake that hit the area, and on the 30th of January there was a 6.0 that also shook the region. Live Update: Another 5.1 earthquake also hit the area at the time of writing this. It looks as if the ring of fire has come alive over the last week, with an earthquake swarm that continues with no slow down in sight.
For those who aren’t aware of what the Pacific Ring Of Fire is, here is an excerpt from Wikipedia.org:
The Pacific Ring of Fire, or just Ring of Fire for short, is an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 40,000 km (25,000 mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements. The Ring of Fire has 452 volcanoes and is home to over 75% of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes. It is sometimes called the circum-Pacific belt or the circum-Pacific seismic belt.