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World Earthquake Report for Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Thu, 13 Aug 2020, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 13 Aug 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 13 Aug 2020

Summary: 1 quake 6.0+, 8 quakes 5.0+, 25 quakes 4.0+, 85 quakes 3.0+, 191 quakes 2.0+ (310 total)

Magnitude 6+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 5+: 8 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 25 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 85 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 191 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 7 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 1.2 x 1014 joules (32.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 27846 tons of TNT or 1.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (12 Aug 2020):


#1: M 6.0 quake: Tanzania on Wed, 12 Aug 17h13
#2: M 5.7 quake: New Zealand on Wed, 12 Aug 10h16
#3: M 5.3 quake: Pakistan on Wed, 12 Aug 22h40
#4: M 5.2 quake: 65 Km al sur de Playa El Cuco, El Salvador on Wed, 12 Aug 03h25
#5: M 5.2 quake: Kuril Islands (Russia) on Wed, 12 Aug 17h29
#6: M 5.1 quake: Philippine Islands Region (Philippines) on Wed, 12 Aug 22h32
#7: M 5.0 quake: South Georgia Island region on Wed, 12 Aug 07h39
#8: M 5.0 quake: Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Wed, 12 Aug 10h26
#9: M 5.0 quake: Sea of Japan on Wed, 12 Aug 23h23
#10: M 4.9 quake: South of Java, Indonesia (Christmas Island) on Wed, 12 Aug 02h44

Earthquakes reported felt:


#1: M 6.0 quake: Tanzania on Wed, 12 Aug 17h13 - 761 reports

A strong, dangerous magnitude 6.0 quake hit 82 km SE of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, beneath the Indian Ocean.
Depth estimates are around 10 km. People in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar Island, and other nearby coastal areas felt moderate to strong shaking. Light to moderate damage, depending on the quality of structures to resist shaking, is likely to occur in these areas. Many broken windows, collapsed walls and roof if poorly built etc can be expected.
Even in Arusha at 593 km distance NW of the epicenter and further north in Kenya, some people reported light shaking although the quake would not cause any damage at such distance.
Not many earthquakes of such size have occurred in recent history in this region as it is far from plate boundaries and major faults. Seismic activity in east Africa is mostly related to the Eastern African Rift further to the east.

#2: M 5.2 quake: 65 Km al sur de Playa El Cuco, El Salvador on Wed, 12 Aug 03h25 - 12 reports
#3: M 3.0 quake: Zermatt VS (Switzerland) on Wed, 12 Aug 21h15 - 7 reports
#4: M 2.2 quake: Virginia-North Carolina border region (USA) on Wed, 12 Aug 00h20 - 5 reports
#5: M 5.7 quake: New Zealand on Wed, 12 Aug 10h16 - 5 reports
#6: M 3.9 quake: 1km NNE of The Geysers, CA (USA) on Wed, 12 Aug 11h45 - 3 reports
#7: M 4.3 quake: 013 km N 22° E of Olongapo City (Zambales) (Philippines) on Wed, 12 Aug 02h47 - 2 reports
#8: M 3.7 quake: Near The Coast Of Syria on Wed, 12 Aug 17h03 - 2 reports
#9: M 2.2 quake: 5 km S of Sparta, North Carolina (USA) on Wed, 12 Aug 06h11 - 2 reports

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 martes, 11 ago 2020

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

Previous news
Wed, 12 Aug 2020, 23:50
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 12 Aug 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Black Peak (1 quake mag 1.1), Brennisteinsfjöll (1 quake mag 1.1), Clear Lake (24 quakes between mag 0.1-2.0), Coso (4 quakes between mag 0.9-1.7), Eldey (1 quake mag 1.0), Etna (1 quake mag 1.6) ... read all
Wed, 12 Aug 2020, 18:00
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during August 2020
Jump to daily reports for Aug 2020: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
Summary: 5 quakes 6.0+, 61 quakes 5.0+, 376 quakes 4.0+, 1140 quakes 3.0+, 2167 quakes 2.0+ (3749 total) ... read all
Wed, 12 Aug 2020, 00:24
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 12 Aug 2020
Summary: 2 quakes 5.0+, 31 quakes 4.0+, 106 quakes 3.0+, 187 quakes 2.0+ (326 total) ... read all
Tue, 11 Aug 2020, 23:50
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 11 Aug 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Ararat (1 quake mag 4.4), Clear Lake (10 quakes between mag 0.2-1.1), Cosigüina (1 quake mag 2.4), Coso (3 quakes between mag 1.0-1.4), Eldey (1 quake mag 1.3), Etna (2 quakes between mag 1.1-1.6) ... read all

 

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