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World Earthquake Report for Thursday, 30 July 2020

Friday Jul 31, 2020 00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 31 Jul 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 31 Jul 2020

Summary: 5 quakes 5.0+, 29 quakes 4.0+, 92 quakes 3.0+, 173 quakes 2.0+ (299 total)

Magnitude 5+: 5 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 29 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 92 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 173 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 1 x 1014 joules (28.1 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 24189 tons of TNT or 1.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (30 Jul 2020):


#1: M 5.9 quake: Tonga Islands on Thu, 30 Jul 19h16
#2: M 5.8 quake: Izu Islands, Japan region on Thu, 30 Jul 00h35
#3: M 5.2 quake: 248 km E of Amahai, Indonesia on Thu, 30 Jul 02h51
#4: M 5.2 quake: New Zealand on Thu, 30 Jul 06h04
#5: M 5.0 quake: 132 km SSE of Perryville, Alaska (USA) on Thu, 30 Jul 16h08
#6: M 4.9 quake: 87 km SW of Mendi, Papua New Guinea on Thu, 30 Jul 08h48
#7: M 4.9 quake: 146 Km al suroeste de El Gancho México (Mexico) on Thu, 30 Jul 13h09
#8: M 4.9 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Thu, 30 Jul 20h04
#9: M 4.8 quake: 051 km N 30° W of Liloy (Zamboanga Del Norte) (Philippines) on Thu, 30 Jul 05h17
#10: M 4.8 quake: New Zealand on Thu, 30 Jul 16h15

Earthquake stats:

Number of quakes and energy released vs time
Number of quakes and energy vs time
Number of quakes and energy released vs magnitude
Number of quakes and energy vs magnitude
Magnitude of quakes and energy released vs time
Magnitude of quakes and energy vs time

Largest 20 quakes past 24 hours

Largest 20 quakes on miércoles, 29 jul 2020

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

Previous news
Thursday, Jul 30, 2020
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 30 Jul 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 1.7), Bardarbunga (4 quakes between mag 0.1-1.1), Cabalian (1 quake mag 3.3), Cerro Singüil (1 quake mag 1.9), Clear Lake (25 quakes between mag 0.3-1.5), Coso (9 quakes between mag 0.2-1.2) ... read all
Thursday, Jul 30, 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during July 2020
Jump to daily reports for Jul 2020: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30
Summary: 2 quakes 7.0+, 9 quakes 6.0+, 106 quakes 5.0+, 1021 quakes 4.0+, 3083 quakes 3.0+, 6008 quakes 2.0+ (10229 total) ... read all
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 29 Jul 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Askja (6 quakes between mag 0.1-1.4), Bardarbunga (5 quakes between mag 0.3-1.4), Clear Lake (20 quakes between mag 0.6-1.5), Coso (11 quakes between mag 0.3-1.6), Etna (1 quake mag 1.5), Herdubreid (10 quakes between mag 0.4-1.3) ... read all
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 29 Jul 2020
Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 33 quakes 4.0+, 75 quakes 3.0+, 169 quakes 2.0+ (281 total) ... read all
Wednesday, Jul 29, 2020
A case study showing that even tiny quakes of magnitudes well below 3 can sometimes be felt by lots of people ... read all

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