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World Earthquake Report for Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Wednesday Sep 02, 2020 00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on  2 Sep 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 2 Sep 2020

Summary: 1 quake 7.0+, 2 quakes 6.0+, 8 quakes 5.0+, 28 quakes 4.0+, 135 quakes 3.0+, 225 quakes 2.0+ (399 total)
Global seismic activity level on 1 September 2020: VERY HIGH

Magnitude 7+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 6+: 2 earthquakes
Magnitude 5+: 8 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 28 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 135 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 225 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 8 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 2.3 x 1015 joules (647 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5.6 x 105 tons of TNT or 34.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (1 Sep 2020):


#1: 7.0 quake: 55 km al N de Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 04h09
#2: 6.3 quake: 67 Km Al NO De Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 21h09
#3: 6.1 quake: 44 km al N de Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 04h30
#4: 5.6 quake: 47 Km Al N De Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 07h01
#5: 5.5 quake: Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, 1 Sep 2020 00h51
#6: 5.4 quake: 47 Km Al N De Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 05h29
#7: 5.4 quake: 60 Km Al N De Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 10h31
#8: 5.2 quake: South Shetland Islands (Antarctica), 1 Sep 2020 10h56
#9: 5.1 quake: 56 Km Al N De Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 04h36
#10: 5.1 quake: 91 Km NNW of Vallenar, Chile, 1 Sep 2020 04h44

Earthquakes reported felt:


#1: 7.0 quake: 55 km al N de Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 04h09 - 91 reports

A very large and potentially dangerous magnitude 7 quake hit off Chile's Pacific coast approx. 55 km north of the Huasco town (pop. 9000) in the Atacama Region earlier this morning, at 00:09 local time.
According to the Chilean Seismological Institute, the magnitude of the quake was 7.0 although USGS and other agencies now report a magnitude of only 6.8 (which is 2 times weaker than a 7.0). The hypocenter depth of the quake was around 30 km.
Fortunately, no tsunami was generated by the quake.
Also, since no major populated centers are in the area close to the epicenter where strong ground shaking occurred, no major damage should have occurred, and so far, only minor damages have actually been reported.
The earthquake was felt in vast parts of central-northern Chile and nearby parts of western Argentina, in distances exceeding 500 km.
So far, at least 14 aftershocks have occurred, many of them felt by the population. They include 5 quakes of magnitudes between 5 and 6.1. Many more can be expected in the coming days to weeks.

#2: 6.3 quake: 67 Km Al NO De Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 21h09 - 18 reports
#3: 6.1 quake: 44 km al N de Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 04h30 - 10 reports
#4: 2.8 quake: Rawson, VIC (Australia), 1 Sep 2020 13h22 - 7 reports
#5: 5.1 quake: 56 Km Al N De Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 04h36 - 6 reports
#6: 4.4 quake: Caucasus Region, Russia (Georgia), 1 Sep 2020 00h59 - 5 reports
#7: 2.9 quake: 4 km NE of Cascade, Idaho (USA), 1 Sep 2020 20h32 - 4 reports
#8: 3.2 quake: MEDITERR (Algeria), 1 Sep 2020 19h22 - 4 reports
#9: 4.0 quake: 55 Km Al N De Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 20h11 - 2 reports
#10: 3.0 quake: 36 Km Al SO De Tongoy (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 00h30 - 2 reports
#11: 2.2 quake: 27 Km NW of Stanley, Idaho (USA), 1 Sep 2020 00h57 - 2 reports
#12: 5.4 quake: 47 Km Al N De Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 05h29 - 2 reports
#13: 5.6 quake: 47 Km Al N De Huasco (Chile), 1 Sep 2020 07h01 - 2 reports
#14: 3.4 quake: Republic Of North Macedonia, 1 Sep 2020 11h31 - 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 lunes, 31 ago 2020

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

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Shakemap of this morning's quake in Chile (image: USGS)
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