A large magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck off the Western shores of Greece in South Europe, causing a major shakeup along the coastlines of Southwest Greece, and Southeast Italy.
This is the largest earthquake to strike Europe in several years. The last M6.5+ earthquake was well over 5 years ago. No doubt this was felt throughout the region.
Smaller islands such as Crete, and even areas as far away as Sicily are reporting feeling this shallow seismic event.
The greater global earthquake activity has been growing, progressing across the Pacific plate, and spreading across adjacent plates. The transfer of pressure across the plates over the past several days has caused multiple large earthquakes (above M6.0).
This South Europe earthquake is no surprise in light of the other Pacific unrest spreading globally. Keep watch for further movement in adjacent areas.
The Caribbean Cayman Islands were struck by a rare M5.8 earthquake along the Cayman Trench, South of Cuba.
We don’t normally see much large earthquake activity in the Caymans, thus this event is something to raise ones eyebrows at, pointing towards greater stresses showing across the Pacific over the past 2 weeks.
Be on watch for further movement to occur in the region over the next few days.