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World Earthquake Report for Friday, 11 September 2020

Saturday Sep 12, 2020 00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 12 Sep 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 12 Sep 2020

Summary: 1 quake 6.0+, 1 quake 5.0+, 31 quakes 4.0+, 111 quakes 3.0+, 212 quakes 2.0+ (356 total)
Global seismic activity level on 11 September 2020: MODERATE

Magnitude 6+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 5+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 4+: 31 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 111 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 212 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 7 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 1.9 x 1014 joules (53.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 46100 tons of TNT or 2.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (11 Sep 2020):


#1: 6.3 quake: 51 Km Al NO De Quillagua (Chile), 11 Sep 2020 07h35
#2: 5.0 quake: Scotia Sea (Antarctica), 11 Sep 2020 23h04
#3: 4.8 quake: Bonin Islands, Japan Region, 11 Sep 2020 21h57
#4: 4.8 quake: 113 Km ESE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, 11 Sep 2020 23h30
#5: 4.7 quake: 254 Km SSE of Attu Station, Alaska (USA), 11 Sep 2020 04h44
#6: 4.7 quake: Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, 11 Sep 2020 10h18
#7: 4.7 quake: Southeast of Honshu, Japan, 11 Sep 2020 21h08
#8: 4.6 quake: Tarapaca, Chile, 11 Sep 2020 00h57
#9: 4.6 quake: Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan, 11 Sep 2020 02h13
#10: 4.6 quake: Mindoro, Philippines, 11 Sep 2020 04h52

Earthquakes reported felt:


#1: 4.2 quake: near Psatha, Greece, 11 Sep 2020 03h00 - 54 reports

A earthquake of magnitude 4.2 hit approx. 50 km WNW of Greece's capital Athens this morning at 06:00 am local time.
The tremor woke many people up when they felt a short vibration, sometimes a mild horizontal shaking when they were closer to the epicenter, which was located in the western part of the Corinthian Gulf a few km from the popular beach town of Psatha.
According to the National Observatory, the quake occurred at a depth of 13 km. It is likely tectonic in origin and related to the active regional Corinthian fault system. Although felt widely, its magnitude posed no threat to the population and infrastructure.

#2: 6.3 quake: 51 Km Al NO De Quillagua (Chile), 11 Sep 2020 07h35 - 37 reports

A very strong earthquake hit northern Chile 10 minutes ago, at 4:35 local time.
The epicenter was approx. 250 km north of Antofagasta and the depth of the quake at approx. 44 km (27 mi).
The initial magnitude was corrected from 6.8 to 6.5, but it is still a dangerous quake for areas within up to approx. 100-200 km radius from the epicenter where strong shaking was felt on the ground.
The quake occurred inland at approx. 40 km distance from the coast at the border between Antofagasta and Tarapacá regions, so there should be no danger of tsunamis.
The closest town is Calate 4 km to the SW of the epicenter. The earthquake likely caused damage there, hopefully the intermediate depth of the quake will have limited its effects.
The University of Chile and USGS as well as most other agencies continue to downgrade the quake to "only" 6.3 (however, this is 5 times weaker than a 6.8!).
The radius where dangerous strong shaking likely occurred is thus probably smaller, around 50-70 km, than originally feared and can be seen on the shake map published by USGS.

#3: 3.4 quake: 6 Km E of Point MacKenzie, Alaska (USA), 11 Sep 2020 21h34 - 13 reports
#4: 4.3 quake: 57 Km SW of Skwentna, Alaska (USA), 11 Sep 2020 13h58 - 12 reports
#5: 4.2 quake: 18km SSE of Lone Pine, CA (USA), 11 Sep 2020 07h55 - 5 reports
#6: 3.6 quake: Near Coast Of Maharashtra, India, 11 Sep 2020 01h36 - 3 reports
#7: 4.6 quake: Mindoro, Philippines, 11 Sep 2020 04h52 - 3 reports
#8: 2.5 quake: Germany, 11 Sep 2020 05h21 - 3 reports
#9: 4.4 quake: 33 Km NNW of Ilām, Nepal, 11 Sep 2020 03h45 - 2 reports
#10: 3.6 quake: 33 Km Al O De Colina, Region Metropolitana, Chile, 11 Sep 2020 06h37 - 2 reports
#11: 3.5 quake: Near East Coast Of Honshu, Japan, 11 Sep 2020 10h19 - 2 reports
#12: 3.0 quake: 3 Km NNW of Houston, Alaska (USA), 11 Sep 2020 14h11 - 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, 10 sep 2020

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

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Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during September 2020
Jump to daily reports for Sep 2020: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
Summary: 1 quake 7.0+, 10 quakes 6.0+, 58 quakes 5.0+, 370 quakes 4.0+, 1192 quakes 3.0+, 2120 quakes 2.0+ (3751 total) ... read all
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Location and user reports for this morning's magnitude 4.2 quake in Greece
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