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World Earthquake Report for Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Wednesday Sep 09, 2020 00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on  9 Sep 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 9 Sep 2020

Summary: 1 quake 6.0+, 3 quakes 5.0+, 42 quakes 4.0+, 108 quakes 3.0+, 192 quakes 2.0+ (346 total)
Global seismic activity level on 8 September 2020: MODERATE

Magnitude 6+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 5+: 3 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 42 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 108 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 192 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 7 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 1.2 x 1014 joules (32.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 27892 tons of TNT or 1.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (8 Sep 2020):


#1: 6.1 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 8 Sep 2020 00h45
#2: 5.4 quake: 32 km WSW of Merizo Village, Guam, 8 Sep 2020 00h54
#3: 5.2 quake: Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 8 Sep 2020 02h58
#4: 5.1 quake: Tonga Islands (Samoa), 8 Sep 2020 08h28
#5: 4.9 quake: Java, Indonesia, 8 Sep 2020 02h06
#6: 4.9 quake: 113 Km al norte de Islas Caimán (Cayman Islands), 8 Sep 2020 13h00
#7: 4.8 quake: Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 8 Sep 2020 04h37
#8: 4.8 quake: 13 Km al suroeste de Playa Madrigal, Costa Rica, 8 Sep 2020 13h29
#9: 4.7 quake: Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 8 Sep 2020 04h37
#10: 4.7 quake: Eastern Turkey, 8 Sep 2020 10h44

Earthquakes reported felt:


#1: 3.3 quake: Leighton Buzzard, Beds (United Kingdom), 8 Sep 2020 08h45 - 3995 reports

An earthquake of magnitude 3.8 shook Central England this morning, about 20 minutes ago. The epicenter of the shallow quake (around 10 km depth) was 3 km SW of Aylesbury, or 30 km east of Oxford, or 60 km NW of London city.
The tremor was clearly felt by thousands of people living in the areas close to the epicenter, including a radius of approx. 30-40 km where light shaking could be noticed. In some cases, shaking was strong enough to make things fall from shelves, etc. One user in Cheddington at 12 km distance reported that the "house shook for around 8 seconds" and that the quake was "felt by all in the household and neighbours. Items fell off shelves".
Earthquakes are rare in Great Britain, but smaller and occasionally moderate ones like this do occur from time to time. No significant damage should have occurred.
The British Geological Survey (BGS) now also reports the quake as a magnitude 3.3 tremor widely felt in Leighton Buzzard town (pop. 37,000), which is only few kilometers from the epicenter.
The now very densely populated map of user reports on our website shows nicely how most of the city experienced light to moderate shaking on the Mercalli scale (blue to green colors).
It is interesting to note that BGS took 25 minutes more than the first reporting agency, France's RENASS, to mention the earthquake in their public data feed.

#2: 4.4 quake: 36 km NW of Stanley, Idaho (USA), 8 Sep 2020 20h24 - 26 reports
#3: 2.6 quake: 4km SE of Larkfield-Wikiup, CA (USA), 8 Sep 2020 08h56 - 18 reports
#4: 4.2 quake: Turkey, 8 Sep 2020 21h57 - 12 reports
#5: 6.1 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 8 Sep 2020 00h45 - 9 reports
#6: 2.9 quake: 22 km NW of Stanley, Idaho (USA), 8 Sep 2020 16h32 - 6 reports
#7: 2.8 quake: Western Turkey, 8 Sep 2020 21h55 - 5 reports
#8: 5.2 quake: Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 8 Sep 2020 02h58 - 5 reports
#9: 3.1 quake: 25 Km NW of Stanley, Idaho (USA), 8 Sep 2020 12h24 - 4 reports
#10: 3.4 quake: Dominican Republic, 8 Sep 2020 01h55 - 4 reports
#11: 2.8 quake: 1 Km Al Suroeste De Santa Ana, San Jose. (Costa Rica), 8 Sep 2020 02h13 - 2 reports
#12: 3.0 quake: 山东青岛市崂山区海域 (China), 8 Sep 2020 10h04 - 2 reports
#13: 3.5 quake: 27 km SSE of Mina, Nevada (USA), 8 Sep 2020 12h35 - 2 reports
#14: 4.9 quake: 113 Km al norte de Islas Caimán (Cayman Islands), 8 Sep 2020 13h00 - 2 reports
#15: 4.2 quake: Eastern Turkey, 8 Sep 2020 15h06 - 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, 7 sep 2020

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

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Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during September 2020
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Epicenter of this morning's quake in England
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