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World Earthquake Report for Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Thursday Sep 10, 2020 00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 10 Sep 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 10 Sep 2020

Summary: 5 quakes 5.0+, 41 quakes 4.0+, 93 quakes 3.0+, 203 quakes 2.0+ (342 total)
Global seismic activity level on 9 September 2020: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 5 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 41 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 93 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 203 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 6 x 1013 joules (16.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 14441 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (9 Sep 2020):


#1: 5.7 quake: Talaud Islands, Indonesia, 9 Sep 2020 07h18
#2: 5.5 quake: Talaud Islands, Indonesia, 9 Sep 2020 03h41
#3: 5.4 quake: Solomon Islands (Papua New Guinea), 9 Sep 2020 10h57
#4: 5.1 quake: Samoa Islands Region (Tonga), 9 Sep 2020 22h55
#5: 5.0 quake: 421 Km Al Noreste De Ustupo, Panamá (Colombia), 9 Sep 2020 07h36
#6: 4.9 quake: 17 Km al oeste de Puerto Armuelles, Panamá (Costa Rica), 9 Sep 2020 04h31
#7: 4.8 quake: Kuril Islands (Russia), 9 Sep 2020 14h24
#8: 4.8 quake: Borneo (Indonesia), 9 Sep 2020 16h24
#9: 4.8 quake: South Shetland Islands (Antarctica), 9 Sep 2020 20h37
#10: 4.7 quake: Philippine Islands Region (Indonesia), 9 Sep 2020 10h25

Earthquakes reported felt:


#1: 3.1 quake: 2 Km SSE of East Freehold, New Jersey (USA), 9 Sep 2020 06h00 - 658 reports

At 2 am this morning local time, a small tremor shook the ground 2 Km SSE of East Freehold, New Jersey. The quake measured 3.1 magnitude and was shallow at 5 km (3 miles) depth. Therefore, it could be widely felt as weak to light shaking in distances of up to 30-40 miles, especially under calm conditions (no traffic nearby etc).
Even downtown New York City including Manhattan at approx. 40 miles distance, could feel the quake. In fact, thousands of people immediately reported to USGS about this for the area very rare event.
In fact, earthquakes in New York and New Jersey are very rare, but small ones of magnitudes around 3 do occur every few years or so. Due to the small magnitude, they pose no danger.
See also: Earthquakes in New Jersey
So far, within less than 2 hours after the tremor occurred, more than 700 people have reported to us about the quake which for them occurred in the middle of the night. We thank all of them!
Within 15-20 miles of the epicenter, shaking was seems to have been quite noticeable, which is actually surprising for such a small magnitude event. On the other hand, because it was in an area where there are usually no earthquakes, people might be more surprised by it, while such a tremor in California would hardly be worth mentioning.
One user reported hearing a loud rumbling that lasted for at least 10 seconds and sounded like a low-flying jet plane. Shaking of the quake was felt like a soft vibration, which is typical for small earthquakes of this magnitude and type.

#2: 3.5 quake: Greece, 9 Sep 2020 08h58 - 6 reports
#3: 3.9 quake: New Zealand, 9 Sep 2020 00h21 - 3 reports
#4: 2.7 quake: 116 Km WSW From Strofades (Greece), 9 Sep 2020 05h26 - 2 reports
#5: 4.2 quake: 28 Km of Qalehqazi, Hormozgan (Iran), 9 Sep 2020 10h42 - 2 reports
#6: 2.2 quake: 7 km N of Nardin, Oklahoma (USA), 9 Sep 2020 16h03 - 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

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Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on  9 Sep 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 1.7), Bardarbunga (4 quakes between mag 0.6-1.2), Clear Lake (18 quakes between mag 0.3-1.4), Coso (6 quakes between mag 0.2-1.0), Etna (2 quakes between mag 1.4-1.4), Grímsvötn (2 quakes between mag 1.8-2.3) ... read all
Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during September 2020
Jump to daily reports for Sep 2020: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
Summary: 1 quake 7.0+, 9 quakes 6.0+, 54 quakes 5.0+, 305 quakes 4.0+, 991 quakes 3.0+, 1674 quakes 2.0+ (3034 total) ... read all
Wednesday, Sep 09, 2020
Location of this morning's quake near New York
At 2 am this morning local time, a small tremor shook the ground 2 Km SSE of East Freehold, New Jersey. The quake measured 3.1 magnitude and was shallow at 5 km (3 miles) depth. Therefore, it could be widely felt as weak to light shaking in distances of up to 30-40 miles, especially under calm conditions (no traffic nearby etc). ... read all
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A felt magnitude 3.1 quake hit New Jersey 30 miles southwest of downtown New York City on 9 Sep 2020. Earthquakes are otherwise very rare events in New Jersey and nearby areas. ... read all
Wednesday, Sep 09, 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
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