Although there were no initial reports of damage or death, it is quite clear that the strength of the quake was significant simply by virtue of its magnitude.
A tsunami warning was issued for the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea but that warning was lifted shortly thereafter. It appears that there is no longer any tsunami-related threat.
Experts, of course, cannot rule out another large earthquake following this one due to their unpredictable nature.
As Jonathan Bathgate, a seismologist at Geoscience Australia stated to Reuters, “Certainly it has been very active, more active than usual. (The spate of earthquakes) is relieving some pressure on this faultline, but we can’t rule out another large earthquake.”
In the week leading up to the quake, a series of strong tremors have been felt near Bourganville, including a 7.3 on April 11.
Considering the undoubted increase in earthquakes of serious magnitude all across the world in the last few years, particularly the last few months, many people are becoming concerned that these increased tremors in areas such as Yellowstone could be the foretelling of a coming a cataclysmic seismological event.
Others, however, contend that these events are simply natural occurrences.
Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 300 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.