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World Earthquake Report for Saturday, 24 October 2020

Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 25 Oct 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 25 Oct 2020

Summary: 3 quakes 5.0+, 37 quakes 4.0+, 104 quakes 3.0+, 214 quakes 2.0+ (358 total)
Global seismic activity level on 24 October 2020: LOW

Magnitude 5+: 3 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 37 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 104 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 214 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 2.3 x 1013 joules (6.47 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5571 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (24 Oct 2020):

#1: 5.2 quake: South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 24 Oct 2020 10:40
#2: 5.1 quake: Southeast Of Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, 24 Oct 2020 15:55
#3: 5.0 quake: 76 Km SSW of Alvand, Iran, 24 Oct 2020 11:34
#4: 4.9 quake: 5 Km Al Sur De Limones, Distrito Barú, Panamá, Panama, 24 Oct 2020 07:29
#5: 4.9 quake: 261 km ESE of Biak, Indonesia, 24 Oct 2020 08:22
#6: 4.8 quake: Gulf of Alaska, USA, 24 Oct 2020 17:58
#7: 4.8 quake: 103 Km SE of Sand Point, Alaska, USA, 24 Oct 2020 22:23
#8: 4.7 quake: 238 Km E of Levuka, Fiji, 24 Oct 2020 04:59
#9: 4.7 quake: 105 Km Al OESTE De AHOME, SIN, Mexico, 24 Oct 2020 10:11
#10: 4.7 quake: 74 Km E of Palca, Peru, Bolivia, 24 Oct 2020 15:52

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 5.0 quake: 76 Km SSW of Alvand, Iran, 24 Oct 2020 11:34 - 34 reports

An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred 31 minutes ago 185 km west of Karaj, Iran, the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ) reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Saturday 24 October at 3.34 pm local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by GeoAu agency, which listed it as a magnitude 5.2 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include United States Geological Survey (USGS) at magnitude 5.0, Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) at magnitude 5.4, and European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.0.
Generally quakes of this magnitude are recorded by more than one agency and the results can vary, with subsequent reports that come in after the first one often showing more accuracy.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. In areas close to the epicenter, it has the potential to cause damage to buildings etc.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Abhar (pop. 69,900) at a distance of 59 km with light shaking, Khorramdarreh (pop. 50,500) at a distance of 65 km with light shaking, Pasragad Branch (pop. 787,900) at a distance of 107 km with weak shaking, and Karaj (pop. 1,448,100) at a distance of 185 km with weak shaking.
This story will be updated soon by VolcanoDiscovery. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
In Iran bebte heute die Erde mit einer Stärke von 5.0. Laut Angaben des Geoforschungszentrums in Potsdam (GFZ) ereignete sich das Beben am Samstag, dem 24. Oktober, früh nachmittags um 03:34 Lokalzeit 59 km südwestlich von der Stadt Abhar in einer Tiefe von 10 km.
Eine zweite Agentur, GeoAu, gab das Erdbeben abweichend mit einer Stärke von 5.2 an. Andere Quellen zum gleichen Beben sind u.a. United States Geological Survey (USGS) (Stärke 5.0), Iranian Seismological Center (IRSC) (Stärke 5.4)und European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) (Stärke 5.0).
Generell gilt, dass Beben dieser Magnitude normalerweise von mehrere seismischen Beobachtungsstellen erfasst werden. Die Angaben z.B. zu Stärke und Tiefe können dabei von Agentur zu Agentur (meist geringfügig) unterschiedlich sein, v.a. in der Zeit unmittelbar nach dem Beben. In der Folgezeit werden Daten immer weiter und genauer ausgewertet. Neuberechnungen führen so mit der Zeit zu immer verlässlicheren Ergebnissen.
Anhand der vorläufigen seismischen Daten müsste das Beben von vielen Menschen in der Nähe des Epizentrums gespürt worden sein. Nennenswerter Schaden sollte bei dieser Magnitude nicht aufgetreten sein, außer möglicherweise heruntergefallenen Gegenständen, kleinen Rissen u.s.w.
Folgende Orte in der Nähe des Epizentrums wurden wahrscheinlich vom Beben betroffen: Abhar (69,900 Einw. in 59 km Entfernung, mäßige Erschütterungen zu erwarten), Khorramdarreh (50,500 Einw. in 65 km Entfernung, mäßige Erschütterungen), Pasragad Branch (787,900 Einw. in 107 km Entfernung, leichtes Bodenschütteln) und Karaj (1,448,100 Einw. in 185 km Entfernung, leichtes Bodenschütteln).
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#2: 2.7 quake: Greater Los Angeles Area, Calif., USA, 24 Oct 2020 12:27 - 18 reports
#3: 4.6 quake: India-bangladesh Border Region, 24 Oct 2020 03:21 - 9 reports
#4: 4.5 quake: 22 km W of Foxton, New Zealand, 24 Oct 2020 01:04 - 6 reports
#5: 2.3 quake: 4km NW of Calexico, CA, USA, 24 Oct 2020 03:39 - 5 reports
#6: 3.0 quake: 3 Km NNE of Hope, Kansas, USA, 24 Oct 2020 02:49 - 4 reports
#7: 2.0 quake: Dumfries,d And G, United Kingdom, 24 Oct 2020 12:58 - 4 reports
#8: 4.9 quake: 5 Km Al Sur De Limones, Distrito Barú, Panamá, Panama, 24 Oct 2020 07:29 - 4 reports
#9: 4.0 quake: 9 Km Al Sureste De Tres De Junio, Costa Rica, 24 Oct 2020 15:42 - 3 reports
#10: 2.9 quake: 1km SSW of Anderson Springs, CA, USA, 24 Oct 2020 10:17 - 3 reports
#11: 4.2 quake: 56 Km Al NORESTE De MATIAS ROMERO, OAX, Mexico, 24 Oct 2020 13:53 - 2 reports
#12: 2.7 quake: 10km ESE of Willits, CA, USA, 24 Oct 2020 06:53 - 2 reports
#13: 3.1 quake: Golfo Di Salerno (Salerno), Italy, 24 Oct 2020 13:02 - 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
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Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 12:11
3.0 quake: 44 Km NE of Sishilichengzi, China, 24 Oct 2020 11:17
Just 55 minutes ago early evening on Saturday 24 October at 7.17 pm local time, a 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Sishilichengzi, China, with a recorded depth of 13 km below the surface, considered shallow in seismological terms. ... read all
Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 12:04
5.0 quake: 76 Km SSW of Alvand, Iran, 24 Oct 2020 11:34
An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred 31 minutes ago 185 km west of Karaj, Iran, the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ) reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Saturday 24 October at 3.34 pm local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data. ... read all
Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 11:26
4.2 quake: 41 Km SE of Opotiki, New Zealand, 24 Oct 2020 11:06
New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in New Zealand near the village of Te Karaka only 9 minutes ago. The earthquake happened after midnight on Sunday 25 October at 12.06 am local time at an intermediate depth of 52 km. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report. ... read all
Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 10:33
3.5 quake: 25 Km SW of Wellington, New Zealand, 24 Oct 2020 09:49
A magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported 44 minutes ago by New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10.5 km beneath the epicenter late at night on Saturday 24 October at 10.49 pm local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change within the next hours as the agency continues to process seismic data. ... read all

 

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