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World Earthquake Report for Thursday, 3 September 2020

Fri, 4 Sep 2020, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on  4 Sep 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 4 Sep 2020

Summary: 7 quakes 5.0+, 37 quakes 4.0+, 122 quakes 3.0+, 206 quakes 2.0+ (372 total)
Global seismic activity level on 3 September 2020: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 7 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 37 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 122 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 206 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 5.1 x 1013 joules (14.3 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 12287 tons of TNT or 0.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (3 Sep 2020):


#1: 5.7 quake: 10 km west of St Arnaud, northern South Island, New Zealand, 3 Sep 2020 10h13
#2: 5.1 quake: Southeast of Easter Island, 3 Sep 2020 03h51
#3: 5.1 quake: Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 3 Sep 2020 16h02
#4: 5.1 quake: Tonga Islands, 3 Sep 2020 17h12
#5: 5.1 quake: South Shetland Islands (Antarctica), 3 Sep 2020 23h29
#6: 5.0 quake: 89 km SSE of Sola, Vanuatu, 3 Sep 2020 02h34
#7: 5.0 quake: Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan, 3 Sep 2020 21h45
#8: 4.9 quake: New Zealand, 3 Sep 2020 00h08
#9: 4.9 quake: 135 Km al norte de La Palma, Panamá (Colombia), 3 Sep 2020 03h23
#10: 4.9 quake: South Sandwich Islands Region, 3 Sep 2020 22h52

Earthquakes reported felt:


#1: 5.7 quake: 10 km west of St Arnaud, northern South Island, New Zealand, 3 Sep 2020 10h13 - 118 reports

A moderately strong earthquake hit New Zealand's northern South Island 15 minutes ago at 10:13 pm local time.
The quake at 62 km depth had its epicenter 10 km west of the small mountain town St. Arnaud, southwest of Nelson. Light to moderate shaking was felt by thousands of people in a vast area across the northern half of the South Island and much of the southern North Island. In areas near the epicenter, moderate to strong shaking occurred with the potential to cause at least light damage, while the relatively large depth of the quake should have attenuated the shaking on ground to levels that would not cause major damage.
Within 15 minutes, more than 25,000 people reported the shaking to the New Zealand's Geonet national earthquake agency. The quake could probably have been felt by a good part of New Zealand's population.
By now, all major newspapers of New Zealand have the quake in their headlines. Fortunately, there are no reports of injuries or significant damages.

#2: 4.3 quake: (Greece), 3 Sep 2020 15h07 - 100 reports

At 6:07 pm local time, a magnitude 4.3 quake hit the north coast of Attika at approx. 35 km distance from the city center of Athens.
It was felt by hundreds of people as a light shaking that lasted a few seconds, including the author of this update who felt a short lateral swinging while sitting on a wooden chair on the 5th floor of a concrete building near the center of town.
According to the National Observatory, the quake had a depth of 7 km at 5 km NE of the small town of Marathon.

#3: 3.8 quake: 1 km WSW of Pollard, Alabama (USA), 3 Sep 2020 15h07 - 15 reports
#4: 3.1 quake: Greece, 3 Sep 2020 16h05 - 6 reports
#5: 2.4 quake: New Zealand, 3 Sep 2020 10h03 - 5 reports
#6: 4.3 quake: 27 Km al suroeste de Jacó, Costa Rica, 3 Sep 2020 20h28 - 4 reports
#7: 4.1 quake: 19 Km Al ESTE De LA PAZ, BCS (Mexico), 3 Sep 2020 02h45 - 3 reports
#8: 3.3 quake: New Zealand, 3 Sep 2020 10h43 - 3 reports
#9: 3.3 quake: 30 km SE of Mina, Nevada (USA), 3 Sep 2020 01h55 - 2 reports
#10: 4.4 quake: Dodecanese Islands, Greece, 3 Sep 2020 22h41 - 2 reports
#11: 2.9 quake: Puerto Rico Region, 3 Sep 2020 16h31 - 2 reports
#12: 3.3 quake: Virgin Islands Region (U.S. Virgin Islands), 3 Sep 2020 10h06 - 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 miércoles, 2 sep 2020

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

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World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on  3 Sep 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 2.2), Askja (2 quakes between mag 0.6-1.4), Brennisteinsfjöll (3 quakes between mag 0.7-1.0), Clear Lake (22 quakes between mag 0.2-2.1), Coso (13 quakes between mag 0.1-1.6), Etna (5 quakes between mag 1.0-1.3) ... read all
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Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during September 2020
Jump to daily reports for Sep 2020: 1 | 2 | 3
Summary: 1 quake 7.0+, 2 quakes 6.0+, 21 quakes 5.0+, 89 quakes 4.0+, 377 quakes 3.0+, 607 quakes 2.0+ (1097 total) ... read all
Thu, 3 Sep 2020, 15:28
Location and user reports of this afternoon's quake in Athens, Greece
At 6:07 pm local time, a magnitude 4.3 quake hit the north coast of Attika at approx. 35 km distance from the city center of Athens. ... read all
Thu, 3 Sep 2020, 10:43
New Zealand was hit by a mag 5.7 quake 3 Sep 2020 evening
A moderately strong earthquake hit New Zealand's northern South Island 15 minutes ago at 10:13 pm local time. ... read all
Thu, 3 Sep 2020, 06:54
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