After weeks of silence, now a direct earthquake forecast hit. A large M7.2 earthquake has struck near Vanuatu / Solomon Sea in the West Pacific.
Over the past three weeks, there have been no large earthquakes around the planet reaching over the M6.0 range.
Yesterday, October 19th, a new earthquake forecast video was issued — specifically calling for new large seismic movement to strike the West Pacific in the area near Vanuatu.
Now, less than one day after the earthquake forecast warning was issued, a large M7.2 earthquake struck the Eastern edge of the Solomon Sea near Vanuatu.
See the earthquake forecast video calling for the movement to strike, and to hear the explanation WHY the movement would strike this week as opposed to the last month of seismic silence.
The international portion of the forecast begins at about 19min 39sec in this video below — at about 23min 20sec I begin to cover the area near Vanuatu Solomon Sea / Fiji.
Information on the event from the USGS:
|Location/uncertainty||14.842°S 167.306°E± 8.3 km|
|Depth/uncertainty||127.0 km± 4.2|
|Number of Stations||–|
|Number of Phases||218|
|Minimum Distance||67.79 km (0.61°)|
|Travel Time Residual||1.08 sec|
|FE Region||Vanuatu (186)|