Earthquakes today have once again encircled the Pacific Ring of Fire, where most of the World’s seismic activity takes place.

Commonly the recipient of the strongest quakes, today’s activity has mainly been in the low to medium range with few major repercussions.

Most of the strongest took place in Asia, where Indonesia and the Solomon Islands were once again under threat from magnitude-5 tremors.

Smaller tremors arrived on Alaska in high numbers, however, and struck shallow.

Alaska has been under the thumb of some major earthquake clusters, particularly today.

Residents of the far-flung US state will have felt a total of 22 earthquakes starting this morning.

The strength of each measures from a tiny magnitude 2.5 to a medium-strength magnitude 4.0.

This magnitude 4.0 event has come with some minor risks to nearby people and structures according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Taking place southwest of Kaktovik, the tremors have come with a 69 percent chance at least one person will die.

The USGS has noted the possibility of up to 10 fatalities is 29 percent.

There could also be economic repercussions, as the chances of damages topping the £750,000 ($1 million) mark are held at 65 percent, and damages exceeding £7.5 million ($10 million) come with a likelihood of 30 percent.

Despite these, the service still says there is overall a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

South and Central America have also received a new surge of earthquake activity, landing mainly on the coast.

In central America, there are earthquakes spanning from Chile in the south to Peru in the north.

The lowest magnitude was a magnitude 4.1 in Argentina, and the highest a magnitude 5.4 off the west coast of Chile.

There was another pocket of activity around the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, where there were seven earthquakes off the coast.

None of these raised any alarm bells for tsunamis.


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