For the second time today, Earth has been hit with ANOTHER Magnitude 7.0 earthquake, this time in Africa, around the world from the first quake which smashed Anchorage, Alaska just hours ago.
Earlier today, a severe Magnitude 7.0 struck just outside of Anchorage, Alaska, causing very severe infrastructure damage. To have another quake of that same Magnitude strike almost precisely at the antipode is extremely worrying.
This means that none of the energy from the first quake dissipated and when that energy got to the opposite place on earth from the first quake (i.e. the Antipode), it hit with the same strength as the first quake. This second quake did not hit EXACTLY at the antipode of the first, this second quake hit farther NORTH than the antipode.
There is not much in the way of infrastructure in the area of Africa struck by the second quake.
There may be some . . . mud huts . . . caves . . . dirt roads . . . but the likelihood of severe damage is almost nil. And even if there is damage, death, or destruction, there's not much in the way of TV, radio, or much other civilization there to even report it, which is very strange since we're constantly being told that "We're all . . . . ahem . . . equal." If that's true, then where is the civilization on the continent of Africa to report this? . . . . never mind, I digress. (Besides, the answer is already obvious to most thinking people.)
This second M7.0 quake is reported on the Global Incident Map HERE
What IS worth noting is that all the energy from this second quake is now bouncing back toward the other side of earth. Since this second 7.0 quake did not strike the exact antipode of the first, that energy is heading back toward a DIFFERENT spot on earth.
For the record, the antipode of the second 7.0 quake in Africa, is off the eastern coast of Australia, near Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. SOME scientists believe earthquake energy can be "predicted" and they use the Antipode of a large earthquake as a guide to try to figure out where the next large quake might strike. THIS IS NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE.
If, however, the theory they use is applicable, then the world should expect another large earthquake within hours in the region shown by the Red Dot with Arrow on the map below: