Hal's warnings to be prepare for natural events and man made events should be the order of the day!
A strong Magnitude 6.2 earthquake has just struck Ecuador in South America. The quake took place at a depth of only 19km and was very widely felt.
This comes just hours after a Severe Magnitude 8 earthquake struck near Fiji in the South Pacific. That quake took place very deep in the earth, 608km and has apparently now set in-motion, another round of strong earthquakes elsewhere on the planet.
Just 25 minutes before this strong earthquake in Ecuador, a smaller but shallow M5.6 rocked nearby Panama.
Details of damage and injuries in Ecuador are sketchy right now. This story will be updated as info becomes available.