We've got a moderate quake on the sea of Cortez as well of the horror in Japan. It's minor unless it's a precursor to further activity. This is an active rift zone.
We're in a period of many strong earthquakes, and perhaps why.
We have a series of quakes near Los Mochis, Mexico, too. Just now!
The sun is at maximum with a massive solar storm a couple of days ago.
more to come!