Two powerful earthquakes occurred earlier today in the South America region.  The first just after noon pacific time today was a M6.3 and was located to the east of South America in the Visokoi Island area.

A second M6.2 about three hours later was located west of South America.

Klamath Alerts sends automated notifications to our Facebook page for any earthquake world wide that is over a M6.0 for those of you who track earthquake activity. There can sometimes be an hour or two delay for the automated posts.

The National Tsunami Center issued a statement that these two quakes did not pose a risk of tsunamis.

Note: The lines on the images above represent fault lines.