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World Earthquake Report for Friday, 18 September 2020

Sat, 19 Sep 2020, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 19 Sep 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 19 Sep 2020

Summary: 1 quake 6.0+, 4 quakes 5.0+, 23 quakes 4.0+, 88 quakes 3.0+, 224 quakes 2.0+ (340 total)
Global seismic activity level on 18 September 2020: HIGH

Magnitude 6+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 23 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 88 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 224 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 7 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 5.2 x 1014 joules (144 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (18 Sep 2020):


#1: 6.6 quake: central Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 18 Sep 2020 21h43
#2: 5.3 quake: 46 Km SSE of Irákleion, Greece, 18 Sep 2020 16h28
#3: 5.1 quake: Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New Guinea, 18 Sep 2020 20h59
#4: 5.0 quake: 32 km SW of Murghob, Tajikistan, 18 Sep 2020 17h47
#5: 5.0 quake: Northern Molucca Sea, Indonesia, 18 Sep 2020 18h43
#6: 4.6 quake: Borneo, Malaysia, 18 Sep 2020 00h05
#7: 4.6 quake: 73 Km SSE of Klyuchi, Russia, 18 Sep 2020 04h09
#8: 4.6 quake: 90 Km ESE of Huocheng, China, 18 Sep 2020 20h55
#9: 4.5 quake: 79 Km Al Oeste De Chimbote, Santa - Ancash, 18 Sep 2020 01h06
#10: 4.5 quake: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 18 Sep 2020 10h15

Earthquakes reported felt:


#1: 5.3 quake: 46 Km SSE of Irákleion, Greece, 18 Sep 2020 16h28 - 270 reports

A moderately strong earthquake hit near the south coast of Crete this evening, at 19:28 local time. The earthquake epicenter was located 50 km south of the regional capital Heraklion and the quake had a depth of around 50 km.
While the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) indicates a magnitude of 5.3, other agencies reported magnitudes of up to 5.9, although NOA's regional national network probably provides the most reliable data.
Thanks to the moderate depth, no significant damage was caused by the quake, but it was felt widely over all of Crete, especially in the Heraklion region, but also on nearby islands.
The earthquake had a relatively long duration of up to 30 seconds, which most people felt as a light shaking.

#2: 6.6 quake: central Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 18 Sep 2020 21h43 - 13 reports
#3: 3.2 quake: 91 Km ESE of Kalamata, Greece, 18 Sep 2020 19h17 - 7 reports
#4: 3.5 quake: 48 Km SSE of Irákleion, Greece, 18 Sep 2020 16h33 - 5 reports
#5: 2.5 quake: Tinderry, NSW, Australia, 18 Sep 2020 04h17 - 4 reports
#6: 2.9 quake: 31 Km NW of Tirana, Albania, 18 Sep 2020 20h30 - 4 reports
#7: 4.2 quake: 36 Km NNE of Santa Cruz De Barahona, Dominican Republic, 18 Sep 2020 01h14 - 3 reports
#8: 2.0 quake: 41 Km NNW of Aachen, Netherlands, 18 Sep 2020 22h20 - 2 reports
#9: 5.1 quake: Eastern New Guinea Reg., P.N.G., Papua New Guinea, 18 Sep 2020 20h59 - 2 reports
#10: 3.1 quake: 8 Km SW of Point MacKenzie, Alaska, USA, 18 Sep 2020 20h45 - 2 reports
#11: 2.0 quake: 30 Km NW of Kórinthos, Greece, 18 Sep 2020 17h55 - 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, 17 sep 2020

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

Previous news
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 23:50
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 18 Sep 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 1.4), Bardarbunga (5 quakes between mag 0.4-2.7), Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields) (1 quake mag 1.3), Clear Lake (20 quakes between mag 0.2-1.9), Coso (9 quakes between mag 0.4-1.1), Cuernos de Negros (1 quake mag 3.3) ... read all
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 18:05
Location and user reports of this evening's quake in Crete
A moderately strong earthquake hit near the south coast of Crete this evening, at 19:28 local time. The earthquake epicenter was located 50 km south of the regional capital Heraklion and the quake had a depth of around 50 km. ... read all
Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 00:24
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 18 Sep 2020
Summary: 7 quakes 5.0+, 33 quakes 4.0+, 91 quakes 3.0+, 172 quakes 2.0+ (303 total)
Global seismic activity level on 17 September 2020: MODERATE
... read all
Thu, 17 Sep 2020, 23:50
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 17 Sep 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (5 quakes between mag 1.0-1.7), Cabalian (1 quake mag 2.5), Clear Lake (21 quakes between mag 0.4-1.9), Coso (5 quakes between mag 0.4-1.3), Cuernos de Negros (1 quake mag 2.2), Etna (12 quakes between mag 1.2-2.2) ... read all

 

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