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World Earthquake Report for Thursday, 29 October 2020

Fri, 30 Oct 2020, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 30 Oct 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 30 Oct 2020

Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 39 quakes 4.0+, 83 quakes 3.0+, 192 quakes 2.0+ (318 total)
Global seismic activity level on 29 October 2020: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 39 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 83 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 192 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 2.5 x 1013 joules (7.04 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6057 tons of TNT or 0.4 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (29 Oct 2020):

#1: 5.1 quake South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 29 Oct 2020 07:02 UTC
#2: 5.0 quake South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 29 Oct 2020 07:40 UTC
#3: 5.0 quake Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region, 29 Oct 2020 09:32 UTC
#4: 5.0 quake 55 km SW of San Francisco Menéndez, El Salvador, 29 Oct 2020 19:01 UTC
#5: 4.9 quake Southern Molucca Sea, Indonesia, 29 Oct 2020 03:46 UTC
#6: 4.9 quake South Sandwich Islands Region, 29 Oct 2020 04:44 UTC
#7: 4.9 quake 124 Km N of Neiafu, Tonga, 29 Oct 2020 18:45 UTC
#8: 4.8 quake 14 Km W of Batangas, Philippines, 29 Oct 2020 05:25 UTC
#9: 4.8 quake Bonin Islands, Japan region, 29 Oct 2020 16:33 UTC
#10: 4.8 quake South of Timor, Indonesia, 29 Oct 2020 21:02 UTC

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 4.8 quake 14 Km W of Batangas, Philippines, 29 Oct 2020 05:25 UTC - 102 reports
#2: 4.4 quake 016 Km N 55° W of Mabini (Batangas), Philippines, 29 Oct 2020 07:23 UTC - 14 reports

Just 1 hour and 38 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Sinisian, Philippines. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 3.23 pm local time, at a recorded depth of 2 km below the surface.
The event was filed by PHIVOLCS, the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.6.
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 Sinisian (pop. 3,700) at a distance of 10 km with light shaking, Matingain (pop. 4,100) at a distance of 11 km with light shaking, Manila (pop. 1,600,000) at a distance of 88 km with weak shaking, and Quezon City (pop. 2,761,700) at a distance of 94 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 den Philippinen bebte heute die Erde mit einer Stärke von 4.4. Laut Angaben der Agentur PHIVOLCS ereignete sich das Beben am Donnerstag, dem 29. Oktober 2020, früh nachmittags um 15:23 Lokalzeit 9.9 km südwestlich von der Stadt Sinisian in einer Tiefe von 2 km.
Auch Der United States Geological Survey (USGS) meldete das Erdbeben und gab abweichend eine Stärke von 4.6 an. Eine dritte Agentur, das European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), gab die Stärke des Bebens als 4.6 an.
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.
Einige Orte in der Nähe des Epizentrums, in denen das Beben anhand von vorläufigen Schätzungen möglicherweise spürbar war, sind Sinisian (3,700 Einw. in 10 km Entfernung, mäßige Erschütterungen zu erwarten), Matingain (4,100 Einw. in 11 km Entfernung, mäßige Erschütterungen), Manila (1,600,000 Einw. in 88 km Entfernung, leichtes Bodenschütteln) und Quezon City (2,761,700 Einw. in 94 km Entfernung, leichtes Bodenschütteln).
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#3: 3.2 quake 9 Km ESE of Christchurch, New Zealand, 29 Oct 2020 05:34 UTC - 9 reports
#4: 5.0 quake 55 km SW of San Francisco Menéndez, El Salvador, 29 Oct 2020 19:01 UTC - 9 reports

Guatemala was shaken near the town of Acajutla by an earthquake of magnitude 5.0 56 minutes ago, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 22 km beneath the epicenter around noon on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 1.01 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 the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake as well. A third agency, the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.7.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Acajutla (pop. 22,800) at a distance of 60 km with light shaking, Iztapa (pop. 4,000) at a distance of 62 km with light shaking, Santa Ana (pop. 176,700) at a distance of 104 km with weak shaking, and Villa Nueva (pop. 406,800) at a distance of 119 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.
Ein Beben der Stärke 5.0 erschütterte Guatemala in der Nähe von Acajutla, wie INETER berichtete. Laut Angaben des Instituts, das als die wichtigste nationale Agentur für seismische Tätigkeit in dieser Region gilt, ereignete sich das Beben am Donnerstag, dem 29. Oktober 2020, gegen Mittag um 13:01 Lokalzeit in einer geringen Tiefe von 22 km unter dem Epizentrum.
Auch Das European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) meldete das Erdbeben und gab ebenfalls eine Stärke von 5.0 an. Eine dritte Agentur, das Goforschungszentrum in Potsdam (GFZ), gab die Stärke des Bebens als 4.7 an.
Anhand der vorläufigen seismischen Daten müsste das Erdbeben von fast allen in der Nähe des Epizentrums gespürt worden sein. Es ist nicht auszuschließen, dass es zu geringen bis mittleren Schäden an Häusern und anderen Gebäuden gekommen ist.
Folgende Orte in der Nähe des Epizentrums wurden wahrscheinlich vom Beben betroffen: Acajutla (22,800 Einw. in 60 km Entfernung, mäßige Erschütterungen zu erwarten), Iztapa (4,000 Einw. in 62 km Entfernung, mäßige Erschütterungen), Santa Ana (176,700 Einw. in 104 km Entfernung, leichtes Bodenschütteln) und Villa Nueva (406,800 Einw. in 119 km Entfernung, leichtes Bodenschütteln).
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#5: 2.9 quake 4,2 km SE of Negreşti, Romania, 29 Oct 2020 20:00 UTC - 4 reports
#6: 3.6 quake 9 Km Al NOROESTE De CIENEGA DE FLORES, NL, Mexico, 29 Oct 2020 00:48 UTC - 3 reports
#7: 3.1 quake 6 Km N of Volos, Greece, 29 Oct 2020 03:03 UTC - 3 reports
#8: 5.0 quake Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border Region, 29 Oct 2020 09:32 UTC - 3 reports

Just 24 minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Khorugh, Tajikistan. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 2.32 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. Other agencies reporting the same quake include United States Geological Survey (USGS) at magnitude 4.9, and European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 4.9.
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 should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Khorugh (pop. 30,000) at a distance of 20 km with light shaking, Khandūd (pop. 5,500) at a distance of 81 km with weak shaking, Fayzabad (pop. 44,400) at a distance of 115 km with weak shaking, and Kŭlob (pop. 78,800) at a distance of 180 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 Tadschikistan bebte heute die Erde mit einer Stärke von 5.0. Laut Angaben des Geoforschungszentrums in Potsdam (GFZ) ereignete sich das Beben am Donnerstag, dem 29. Oktober 2020, früh nachmittags um 14:32 Lokalzeit 19.9 km nordöstlich von der Stadt Khorugh in einer Tiefe von 10 km. Die Stärke, genaue Lage des Epizentrums und Erdbebentiefe können sich in den nächsten Stunden noch korrigiert werden, während Seismologen die Daten manuell auswerten und Berechnungen verfeinern.
Auch Die Geowissenschaftliche Forschungsanstalt Australien (GeoAu) meldete das Erdbeben und gab abweichend eine Stärke von 5.1 an. Andere Quellen zum gleichen Beben sind u.a. United States Geological Survey (USGS) (Stärke 4.9)und European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) (Stärke 4.9).
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 Erdbeben von fast allen in der Nähe des Epizentrums gespürt worden sein. Es ist nicht auszuschließen, dass es zu geringen bis mittleren Schäden an Häusern und anderen Gebäuden gekommen ist.
Folgende Orte in der Nähe des Epizentrums wurden wahrscheinlich vom Beben betroffen: Khorugh (30,000 Einw. in 20 km Entfernung, mäßige Erschütterungen zu erwarten), Khandūd (5,500 Einw. in 81 km Entfernung, leichtes Bodenschütteln), Fayzabad (44,400 Einw. in 115 km Entfernung, leichtes Bodenschütteln) und Kŭlob (78,800 Einw. in 180 km Entfernung, leichtes Bodenschütteln).
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#9: 4.4 quake 3,6 km S of Negreşti, Romania, 29 Oct 2020 22:39 UTC - 3 reports

An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 23 minutes ago 42 km southwest of Iaşi, Romania, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter after midnight on Friday 30 October 2020 at 12.39 am local time. 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.
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 Valea Mare (pop. 900) at a distance of 1 km with light shaking, Negreşti (pop. 10,000) at a distance of 4 km with light shaking, Iaşi (pop. 318,000) at a distance of 42 km with weak shaking, and Bacău (pop. 171,400) at a distance of 49 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.
Ein Beben der Stärke 4.4 ereignete sich nur vor 23 Minuten in der Nähe von Valea Mare in Rumänien, wie der United States Geological Survey (USGS) berichtete. Laut Angaben des Instituts, das als eine der wichtigsten internationalen Agenturen für seismische Tätigkeit weltweit gilt, ereignete sich das Beben am Freitag, dem 30. Oktober 2020, nach Mitternacht um 00:39 Lokalzeit in einer geringen Tiefe von 10 km unter dem Epizentrum. Die Stärke, genaue Lage des Epizentrums und Erdbebentiefe können in den nächsten Stunden noch korrigiert werden, während Seismologen die Daten manuell auswerten und ihre Berechnungen verfeinern.
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.
Einige Orte in der Nähe des Epizentrums, in denen das Beben anhand von vorläufigen Schätzungen möglicherweise spürbar war, sind Valea Mare (900 Einw. in 1 km Entfernung, mäßige Erschütterungen zu erwarten), Negreşti (10,000 Einw. in 4 km Entfernung, mäßige Erschütterungen), Iaşi (318,000 Einw. in 42 km Entfernung, leichtes Bodenschütteln) und Bacău (171,400 Einw. in 49 km Entfernung, leichtes Bodenschütteln).
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#10: 3.2 quake 3 Km SW of Fuig, Puerto Rico, 29 Oct 2020 15:06 UTC - 2 reports
#11: 3.8 quake Western Texas, USA, 29 Oct 2020 01:40 UTC - 2 reports
#12: 3.3 quake 17,6 km SE of Balayan, Philippines, 29 Oct 2020 16:51 UTC - 2 reports

Earthquake stats:

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Previous news
Thu, 29 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 29 Oct 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Askja (7 quakes between mag 0.1-1.4), Clear Lake (1 quake mag 1.4), Coso (11 quakes between mag 0.2-2.1), Etna (1 quake mag 1.4), Grímsvötn (5 quakes between mag 0.7-1.4), Irazu (1 quake mag 2.1) ... read all
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 23:03
4.4 quake 3 Km SSE of Negreşti, Romania, 29 Oct 2020 22:39 UTC
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 23 minutes ago 42 km southwest of Iaşi, Romania, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter after midnight on Friday 30 October 2020 at 12.39 am local time. 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
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 22:24
4.7 quake 57 Km SW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea, 29 Oct 2020 22:02 UTC
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake was reported only 21 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 38 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Friday 30 October 2020 at 8.02 am local time. 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
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 22:00
4.2 quake 59 Km Al Suroeste De La Libertad, El Salvador, 29 Oct 2020 21:40
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported only 10 minutes ago by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 25 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Thursday 29 October 2020 at 3.40 pm local time. 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
Thu, 29 Oct 2020, 19:57
4.9 quake: 116 km N of Neiafu, Tonga, 29 Oct 2020 18:45
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred 1 hour and 12 minutes ago 116 km north of Neiafu, Tonga, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported. The quake hit at a relatively great depth of 146 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Friday 30 October 2020 at 7.45 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data. ... read all

 

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