I have returned home from taxiing my teens around and have just learnt that Peru and PNG have experienced an M6+. I had an uneasy feeling about the potential of this occurring. I hope the people of these regions are safe and this has not caused them problems.
I try to keep the magnitudes of the larger quakes I may mention in my ‘feelings’ as fairly conservative numbers (e.g. M4+). I don’t like to mention larger numbers for the regions I feel may be going to experience a substantial quake, as 1) I may be very wrong and unnecessarily worry some people, and 2) I feel, due to little scientific knowledge, it is not my position to do so.
I may add some more of my ‘feelings’ later or tomorrow morning (Friday, Melbourne time). My focus has turned to the potential impact of these latest larger quakes. Hopefully the depth of these quakes has lessened the chance of any major damage or problems for these communities.