Earthquakes strike California, Alaska, Indonesia, Japan.
EARTHQUAKES are not an uncommon occurrence in areas of seismic activity – 34 have been reported today alone. Here is the latest news.
The biggest quake to strike today was a magnitude 5.0, in Kainantu, Papua New Guinea, neighbouring the island archipelago Indonesia which is still reeling from a devastating earthquake in August.
Today’s quake struck deep below the Earth’s surface, some 80 miles deep, meaning the impact to the surface was minimal.
Indonesia itself saw a quake near Abepura, registering at 4.6, which was too deep to wreak havoc.
Japan, which has seen a spate of deadly natural events this year, has had two quakes today, the biggest registering at 4.4, east of Tomakomai…