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World Earthquake Report for Friday, 4 September 2020

Saturday Sep 05, 2020 00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on  5 Sep 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 5 Sep 2020

Summary: 7 quakes 5.0+, 41 quakes 4.0+, 112 quakes 3.0+, 178 quakes 2.0+ (338 total)
Global seismic activity level on 4 September 2020: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 7 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 41 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 112 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 178 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 5.2 x 1013 joules (14.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 12545 tons of TNT or 0.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (4 Sep 2020):


#1: 5.6 quake: 15 Km al oeste de Puerto Armuelles, Panamá (Panama), 4 Sep 2020 17h45
#2: 5.4 quake: New Zealand, 4 Sep 2020 10h39
#3: 5.2 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 4 Sep 2020 05h00
#4: 5.2 quake: Off East Coast of Kamchatka (Russia), 4 Sep 2020 21h10
#5: 5.0 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 4 Sep 2020 01h13
#6: 5.0 quake: Southwest of Africa, 4 Sep 2020 03h23
#7: 5.0 quake: 4 Km Al Norte De Laurel, Corredores. (Costa Rica), 4 Sep 2020 17h48
#8: 4.9 quake: 283 Km NE of Fais, Micronesia (Guam), 4 Sep 2020 08h20
#9: 4.9 quake: South Sandwich Islands Region, 4 Sep 2020 11h49
#10: 4.8 quake: South Sandwich Islands Region, 4 Sep 2020 11h49

Earthquakes reported felt:


#1: 5.6 quake: 15 Km al oeste de Puerto Armuelles, Panamá (Panama), 4 Sep 2020 17h45 - 27 reports

A series of quakes hit the southern border area between Costa Rica and Panama today, the strongest two quakes of magnitudes of around 5.5 and 5.0 at 11:45 and 11:48 local time.
The epicenters were 15 km west of Puerto Armuelles (Panama) and 4 km north of Laurel in Costa Rica.
Both quakes were widely felt in up to 200 km distance. Strong shaking was felt in areas close (within 20-30 km) to the epicenter, while light to very weak shaking could be felt in a much wider area.
So far, there have been no reports of significant damage or injuries related to the earthquakes.
In addition, 8 aftershocks of magnitudes between 3.3 and 4.6 have been registered in the area, all felt as well.
The obvious concern is whether the cluster of quakes is going to continue and lead up to a larger quake or if most of the seismic tension has been released.
Costa Rica and Panama are in one of the seismically most active parts of the world, as they are just east of the tectonic boundary where the oceanic Cocos Plate is subducting (descending) underneath the Caribbean Plate, at a rate of 75 mm per year. The collision between the two constantly generates stress along the margin, which is being released in many small and sometimes larger earthquakes of magnitudes 6-7. One of the largest quakes in the area in recent decades was a magnitude 7.1 on 3 April 1983, at about 50 km to the northwest in Costa Rica.

#2: 4.0 quake: Near Coast Of Maharashtra, India, 4 Sep 2020 18h11 - 25 reports
#3: 2.3 quake: 2km NE of El Cerrito, CA (USA), 4 Sep 2020 03h40 - 13 reports
#4: 3.6 quake: Near Coast Of Maharashtra, India, 4 Sep 2020 18h35 - 9 reports
#5: 4.6 quake: 14 Km al suroeste de Laurel, Costa Rica, 4 Sep 2020 17h55 - 4 reports
#6: 3.1 quake: 18km SSE of Big Bear Lake, CA (USA), 4 Sep 2020 14h24 - 4 reports
#7: 4.0 quake: 7 Km Al Oeste De Puerto Armuelles, Panama., 4 Sep 2020 16h33 - 4 reports
#8: 5.2 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 4 Sep 2020 05h00 - 4 reports
#9: 3.2 quake: 1 Km Al Este De San Rafael, Heredia. (Costa Rica), 4 Sep 2020 11h48 - 4 reports
#10: 3.8 quake: 9 km al SE de Casablanca (Chile), 4 Sep 2020 13h23 - 3 reports
#11: 3.1 quake: 69 Km Al NE De Socaire (Chile), 4 Sep 2020 20h59 - 3 reports
#12: 4.4 quake: Northern Colombia, 4 Sep 2020 04h58 - 2 reports
#13: 2.7 quake: 15 Km of Khonj, Fars (Iran), 4 Sep 2020 01h33 - 2 reports
#14: 5.4 quake: New Zealand, 4 Sep 2020 10h39 - 2 reports
#15: 3.2 quake: Southern California (USA), 4 Sep 2020 14h24 - 2 reports
#16: 3.3 quake: 22 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska (USA), 4 Sep 2020 13h30 - 2 reports
#17: 3.5 quake: Dominican Republic, 4 Sep 2020 23h54 - 2 reports
#18: 3.5 quake: 4 Km Al Noroeste De Limones, Distrito Barú, Panamá (Panama), 4 Sep 2020 18h19 - 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, 3 sep 2020

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

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Friday, Sep 04, 2020
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on  4 Sep 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
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Friday, Sep 04, 2020
Today's earthquakes in the Costa Rica - Panama border region
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Friday, Sep 04, 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during September 2020
Jump to daily reports for Sep 2020: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Summary: 1 quake 7.0+, 2 quakes 6.0+, 27 quakes 5.0+, 133 quakes 4.0+, 473 quakes 3.0+, 791 quakes 2.0+ (1427 total) ... read all
Friday, Sep 04, 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
... read all
Thursday, Sep 03, 2020
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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