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World Earthquake Report for Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Thursday Aug 27, 2020 00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 27 Aug 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 27 Aug 2020

Summary: 1 quake 5.0+, 29 quakes 4.0+, 95 quakes 3.0+, 204 quakes 2.0+ (329 total)

Magnitude 5+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 4+: 29 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 95 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 204 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 1.4 x 1013 joules (3.97 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3413 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (26 Aug 2020):


#1: 5.0 quake: Mindanao, Philippines, 26 Aug 2020 02h54
#2: 4.9 quake: Fiji Islands Region, 26 Aug 2020 08h39
#3: 4.9 quake: 4.6 km WSW of Fagradalsfjall (Iceland), 26 Aug 2020 16h15
#4: 4.8 quake: Jan Mayen Island Region (Svalbard & Jan Mayen), 26 Aug 2020 09h18
#5: 4.8 quake: Fiji Region, 26 Aug 2020 04h10
#6: 4.6 quake: Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 26 Aug 2020 01h36
#7: 4.6 quake: Windward Islands (Martinique), 26 Aug 2020 05h03
#8: 4.6 quake: Bonin Islands, Japan Region, 26 Aug 2020 07h24
#9: 4.6 quake: Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region, 26 Aug 2020 08h00
#10: 4.6 quake: 19 Km Al SURESTE De S PEDRO POCHUTLA, OAX (Mexico), 26 Aug 2020 20h32

Earthquakes reported felt:


#1: 4.5 quake: 5 Km SSE of Alexandria, Jamaica, 26 Aug 2020 12h28 - 149 reports

A magnitude 4.5 quake occurred in the center of Jamaica this morning at 7:28 am local time. Its epicenter was approx. 5 km SSE of Alexandria and its depth at estimated 10 km.
The quake was widely felt as light to moderate shaking over a large part of the island. A user from Mandeville 50 km (35 mi) to the SW reported a "large rumbling sound and (that the) bed and house shook".
There are no reports of damages, nor should this quake have been strong enough to cause significant damage.
Jamaica has only few quakes normally, much in contrast to the nearby islands to the east of it comprising Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The reason is that Jamaica is farther away from the active tectonic boundary between the Caribbean and North American plates that runs close to the latter island.
The last significant quake felt on Jamaica before was a similar tremor at the NE coast on 14 June this year.

#2: 4.9 quake: 4.6 km WSW of Fagradalsfjall (Iceland), 26 Aug 2020 16h15 - 33 reports
#3: 4.6 quake: Windward Islands (Martinique), 26 Aug 2020 05h03 - 21 reports
#4: 3.8 quake: India-bangladesh Border Region, 26 Aug 2020 02h24 - 10 reports
#5: 3.7 quake: 2.7 km E of Fagradalsfjall (Iceland), 26 Aug 2020 13h43 - 6 reports
#6: 2.6 quake: 10km WNW of Ventura, CA (USA), 26 Aug 2020 12h49 - 4 reports
#7: 3.3 quake: New Zealand, 26 Aug 2020 00h20 - 3 reports
#8: 4.5 quake: 36 Km al norte de Olancho, Honduras, 26 Aug 2020 02h36 - 3 reports
#9: 3.4 quake: 36 Km al norte de Colón, Panamá (Panama), 26 Aug 2020 12h29 - 2 reports
#10: 3.4 quake: 2 Km Al Este De San Lorenzo De Tarrazu. (Costa Rica), 26 Aug 2020 15h23 - 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, 25 ago 2020

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

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Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020
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Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 26 Aug 2020
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