On Wednesday, 11 April 2012, earthquakes increased globally. Powerful magnitude 8.6 earthquake triggers tsunami, magnitude 7.4 earthquake shakes Mexico City, and magnitude 5.9 quake hits Oregon’s coast.
According to ABC news, a massive 8.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian coast early today, triggering an Indian Ocean tsunami that distressed the populaces throughout the region. The quake was concentrated 20 miles beneath the ocean surface about 270 miles from Aceh's provincial capital. The earthquake was felt in Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Singapore, where office buildings shook for approximately one minute. An 8.2-magnitude aftershock was reported off the northern Sumatra coast with an epicenter 382 miles from Banda Aceh, Sumatra, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
According to Fox News, another powerful earthquake shook Mexico’s massive capital and its resort-populated southern coast and many homes were damaged and sent many panicked stricken persons running from swinging office buildings.
According to Reuters, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off Oregon’s coast and was followed by a smaller quake off central California’s coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quakes were unlikely to trigger a tsunami.
In addition to all the earthquakes occurring Wednesday, along the West Coast there was a 4.8-magnitude earthquake in Utah, according to the Daily Texan. Tremendous pressure is now building along the ring of fire and North America's west coast region. Three major earthquakes during a single day could be indications for larger earthquakes in North America’s west coast region and worldwide. In the past, seismologists and geologists warned that as the Earth continues to expand in physical size, earthquakes will increase globally.