Thirteen earthquakes, four of them registering six or more on the Richter scale, took place around the Pacific Ring of Fire on February 28, 2001. It is not unusual for this many quakes to occur worldwide in a single day, but this is a high number to be concentrated in a single quake area and, along with increasing area volcanic activity, suggests that the Ring of Fire may be entering an active phase. In addition, for four quakes in a single day to be rated as strong to very strong is unusual.

During this same period, earth’s magnetic field was in a state of disturbance, as recorded by the fluxgate magnetometer operating at the HAARP Atmospheric Observatory in Gakona, Alaska.
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