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World Earthquake Report for Friday, 23 October 2020

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

Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 31 quakes 4.0+, 82 quakes 3.0+, 226 quakes 2.0+ (343 total)
Global seismic activity level on 23 October 2020: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 31 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 82 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 226 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 5.7 x 1013 joules (15.9 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 13692 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (23 Oct 2020):

#1: 5.8 quake: West Chile Rise, 23 Oct 2020 01:46
#2: 5.3 quake: south of the Fiji Islands, 23 Oct 2020 07:04
#3: 5.2 quake: Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge, 23 Oct 2020 00:33
#4: 5.2 quake: 32 Km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu, 23 Oct 2020 19:00
#5: 4.9 quake: South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 23 Oct 2020 16:06
#6: 4.9 quake: 27 km NW of Londres, Argentina, 23 Oct 2020 16:29
#7: 4.9 quake: New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, 23 Oct 2020 23:09
#8: 4.8 quake: 11 km E of Nueva Concepción, Guatemala, 23 Oct 2020 18:21
#9: 4.6 quake: south of the Fiji Islands, 23 Oct 2020 00:59
#10: 4.6 quake: 82 Km WNW of El Alto, Peru, 23 Oct 2020 02:21

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 2.6 quake: Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA, Australia, 23 Oct 2020 03:58 - 6 reports
#2: 4.8 quake: 11 km E of Nueva Concepción, Guatemala, 23 Oct 2020 18:21 - 4 reports
#3: 3.0 quake: 9 Km WSW of Volcano, Hawaii, USA, 23 Oct 2020 11:43 - 2 reports
#4: 3.5 quake: Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 23 Oct 2020 14:08 - 2 reports

Just 1 hour and 37 minutes ago in the afternoon on Friday 23 October at 4.08 pm local time, a 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Vitina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, with a recorded depth of 5 km below the surface, considered very shallow in seismological terms.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.7.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows etc.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Vitina (pop. 4,400) at a distance of 2 km with very weak shaking. In Ljubuški (pop. 10,000, 8 km away), Split (pop. 176,300, 88 km away), and Sarajevo (pop. 696,700, 98 km away), the quake could probably not be felt.

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Previous news
Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 23:50
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 23 Oct 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 1.2-1.6), Brennisteinsfjöll (24 quakes between mag 0.4-2.6), Clear Lake (17 quakes between mag 0.4-1.4), Coso (8 quakes between mag 0.7-1.5), Etna (3 quakes between mag 1.4-2.0), Hrómundartindur (32 quakes between mag 0.6-2.6) ... read all
Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 15:45
3.5 quake: Bosnia And Herzegovina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 23 Oct 2020 14:08
Just 1 hour and 37 minutes ago in the afternoon on Friday 23 October at 4.08 pm local time, a 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Vitina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, with a recorded depth of 5 km below the surface, considered very shallow in seismological terms. ... read all
Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 15:23
4.3 quake: 88 Km SSE of Poso, Indonesia, 23 Oct 2020 14:18
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred late at night on Friday 23 October at 10.18 pm local time near the town of Poso, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG). According to preliminary data, the quake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change within the next hours as the agency continues to process seismic data. ... read all
Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 13:07
3.2 quake: Sivrice (elazig), Turkey, 23 Oct 2020 12:02
The Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC) reported a magnitude 3.2 quake in Turkey near the town of Sivrice 1 hour and 5 minutes ago. The earthquake happened in the early afternoon on 23 October at 3.02 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 4.6 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change within the next hours as the agency continues to process seismic data. ... read all
Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 09:14
4.3 quake: 49 Km SSW of Santa Cruz Zenzontepec, Mexico, 23 Oct 2020 08:53
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Mexico near the town of La Luz only 20 minutes ago. The earthquake happened in the early morning on 23 October at 3.53 am local time at a very shallow depth of 4 km. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report. ... read all

 

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