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World Earthquake Report for Friday, 21 August 2020

Saturday Aug 22, 2020 00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 22 Aug 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 22 Aug 2020

Summary: 1 quake 6.0+, 3 quakes 5.0+, 32 quakes 4.0+, 99 quakes 3.0+, 222 quakes 2.0+ (357 total)

Magnitude 6+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 5+: 3 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 32 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 99 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 222 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 7 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 1.4 x 1015 joules (398 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.4 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (21 Aug 2020):


#1: 6.9 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 21 Aug 2020 04h09
#2: 5.3 quake: Solomon Islands, 21 Aug 2020 23h12
#3: 5.0 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 21 Aug 2020 04h42
#4: 5.0 quake: Sulawesi, Indonesia, 21 Aug 2020 11h35
#5: 4.9 quake: W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia, 21 Aug 2020 12h35
#6: 4.8 quake: 253 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, 21 Aug 2020 00h30
#7: 4.8 quake: Easter Island region, 21 Aug 2020 01h39
#8: 4.8 quake: New Zealand, 21 Aug 2020 17h54
#9: 4.7 quake: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 21 Aug 2020 04h18
#10: 4.7 quake: Luzon, Philippines, 21 Aug 2020 13h41

Earthquakes reported felt:


#1: 3.2 quake: 2 km SSE of Detroit Beach, Michigan (USA), 21 Aug 2020 22h55 - 92 reports
#2: 6.9 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 21 Aug 2020 04h09 - 18 reports
#3: 3.9 quake: Bulgaria, 21 Aug 2020 10h00 - 14 reports
#4: 4.3 quake: Jharkhand Region, India, 21 Aug 2020 06h37 - 9 reports
#5: 4.7 quake: Luzon, Philippines, 21 Aug 2020 13h41 - 5 reports
#6: 3.6 quake: 15km SSW of Searles Valley, CA (USA), 21 Aug 2020 08h20 - 5 reports
#7: 2.0 quake: 5 km NNE of Lesslie, South Carolina (USA), 21 Aug 2020 11h57 - 4 reports
#8: 2.8 quake: 6 km WSW of Apache, Oklahoma (USA), 21 Aug 2020 03h39 - 3 reports
#9: 4.7 quake: 27 km al SUROESTE de CRUCECITA, OAX (Mexico), 21 Aug 2020 19h36 - 3 reports
#10: 3.1 quake: Greece, 21 Aug 2020 22h49 - 2 reports
#11: 4.0 quake: Costa Rica, 21 Aug 2020 18h12 - 2 reports
#12: 4.5 quake: Luzon, Philippines, 21 Aug 2020 13h42 - 2 reports
#13: 2.9 quake: 7km SW of Napa, CA (USA), 21 Aug 2020 00h05 - 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 jueves, 20 ago 2020

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

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