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World Earthquake Report for Monday, 21 September 2020

Tue, 22 Sep 2020, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 22 Sep 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 22 Sep 2020

Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 26 quakes 4.0+, 93 quakes 3.0+, 183 quakes 2.0+ (306 total)
Global seismic activity level on 21 September 2020: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 26 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 93 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 183 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 6.2 x 1013 joules (17.3 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 14871 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (21 Sep 2020):


#1: 5.8 quake: Central East Pacific Rise, 21 Sep 2020 13h37
#2: 5.4 quake: Central East Pacific Rise, 21 Sep 2020 12h27
#3: 5.4 quake: Lake Baykal Region, Russia, 21 Sep 2020 18h04
#4: 5.3 quake: Central East Pacific Rise, 21 Sep 2020 12h06
#5: 4.8 quake: 117 Km ENE of Palopo, Indonesia, 21 Sep 2020 10h26
#6: 4.8 quake: Celebes Sea, Philippines, 21 Sep 2020 13h52
#7: 4.7 quake: 350 Km Al SUR De CABO SAN LUCAS, BCS, Mexico, 21 Sep 2020 04h22
#8: 4.7 quake: South Of Panama, Colombia, 21 Sep 2020 14h59
#9: 4.6 quake: Banda Sea, Indonesia, 21 Sep 2020 06h34
#10: 4.6 quake: 350 Km Al SUR De CABO SAN LUCAS, BCS, Mexico, 21 Sep 2020 09h00

Earthquakes reported felt:


#1: 5.4 quake: Lake Baykal Region, Russia, 21 Sep 2020 18h04 - 87 reports

A moderately strong earthquake occurred in Russia this evening near the SW end of Lake Baykal. It is being estimated as a magnitude 5.3-5.5, depending on which calculations are being applied by different agencies.
The epicenter was 80 km of the regional capital of Irkutsk (pop 587,000) and the depth of the quake was likely between 10-40 km.
The quake was widely felt in the area as moderate to light shaking, but due to the very low population density, there are not many reports (yet). Strong shaking could have been expected in the area very close, within a few tens of km, to the epicenter. No major towns are located very close by the epicenter and no significant damage should be expected to have occurred. In Irkutsk, moderate shaking intensities were reported. Most people felt rattling movements that lasted a few seconds.

While most of Russia has very few earthquakes, as most of its landmass is located in the stable interior of the Eurasian plate, the Lake Baykal area is an exception: it is affected by a tectonic rifting (spreading) process, where two segments of the crust are being separated by two parallel fault systems. This so-called Baykal Rift is one of Russia's tectonically most active features and has over time created the world's deepest sweet water lake.

#2: 3.3 quake: 11km WNW of Lake Elsinore, CA, USA, 21 Sep 2020 13h20 - 59 reports
#3: 4.4 quake: 45 Km W of Guwahati, India, 21 Sep 2020 19h58 - 18 reports
#4: 5.8 quake: Central East Pacific Rise, 21 Sep 2020 13h37 - 4 reports
#5: 3.2 quake: Arunachal Pradesh, India, 21 Sep 2020 14h15 - 3 reports
#6: 3.4 quake: 10 Km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico, 21 Sep 2020 22h03 - 3 reports
#7: 4.6 quake: 13 Km NW of Kultuk, Russia, 21 Sep 2020 18h19 - 3 reports
#8: 2.8 quake: 19 Km WNW of Stanley, Idaho, USA, 21 Sep 2020 01h47 - 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 domingo, 20 sep 2020

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

Previous news
Mon, 21 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 21 Sep 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Biliran (1 quake mag 3.2), Brennisteinsfjöll (1 quake mag 1.1), Clear Lake (21 quakes between mag 0.2-2.1), Coso (15 quakes between mag 0.4-1.3), Etna (2 quakes between mag 2.1-2.3), Fayal (1 quake mag 2.0) ... read all
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 18:43
Location of this evening's quake in Russia
A moderately strong earthquake occurred in Russia this evening near the SW end of Lake Baykal. It is being estimated as a magnitude 5.3-5.5, depending on which calculations are being applied by different agencies. ... read all
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 18:00
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 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21
Summary: 1 quake 7.0+, 14 quakes 6.0+, 100 quakes 5.0+, 695 quakes 4.0+, 2157 quakes 3.0+, 4111 quakes 2.0+ (7078 total) ... read all
Mon, 21 Sep 2020, 00:24
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 21 Sep 2020
Summary: 5 quakes 5.0+, 34 quakes 4.0+, 96 quakes 3.0+, 182 quakes 2.0+ (317 total)
Global seismic activity level on 20 September 2020: MODERATE
... read all
Sun, 20 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 20 Sep 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Askja (2 quakes between mag 0.7-1.1), Bardarbunga (1 quake mag 1.2), Biliran (1 quake mag 3.4), Bratan (1 quake mag 2.1), Brennisteinsfjöll (1 quake mag 1.6), Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields) (1 quake mag 1.2) ... read all

 

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