Strong 5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off east coast of Brazil

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
By Paul Martin

TheExtinctionProtocol.com
January 22, 2013

BRAZIL – A rather shallow 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the ocean floor just off the coast of Brazil, south of the popular tourist destination of Natal. The eastern coast of Brazil is relatively free from faults and is not located on the border of any major tectonic plates. So this earthquake is quite unusual. If we look at the seismic hazard map of Brazil (below), it’s clear to see that most of Brazil’s seismic hazards lie in the western part of the country.

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