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World Earthquake Report for Friday, 30 October 2020

Sat, 31 Oct 2020, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 31 Oct 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 31 Oct 2020

Summary: 1 quake 6.0+, 11 quakes 5.0+, 45 quakes 4.0+, 199 quakes 3.0+, 339 quakes 2.0+ (595 total)
Global seismic activity level on 30 October 2020: HIGH

Magnitude 6+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 5+: 11 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 45 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 199 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 339 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 7 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 8.3 x 1014 joules (232 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2 x 105 tons of TNT or 12.5 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (30 Oct 2020):

#1: 6.7 quake 20 km north of Samos Island, Greece, 30 Oct 1.51 pm (GMT +2)
#2: 5.9 quake Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge 30 Oct 5.38 am (GMT -3)
#3: 5.6 quake 22 km SE of Auki, Solomon Islands, 30 Oct 10.10 pm (GMT +11)
#4: 5.6 quake 13 km SW of Buenos Aires, Peru, 30 Oct 1.24 pm (GMT -5)
#5: 5.4 quake 205 km ENE of Olonkinbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, 30 Oct 10.56 pm (GMT +0)
#6: 5.3 quake 15 km NE of Néon Karlovásion, Greece, 30 Oct 3.00 pm (GMT +2)
#7: 5.3 quake 14 km E of Néon Karlovásion, Greece, 30 Oct 5.14 pm (GMT +2)
#8: 5.2 quake New Zealand 29 Oct 10.14 pm (GMT -12)
#9: 5.1 quake Fiji Islands Region 29 Oct 2.34 pm (GMT -12)
#10: 5.1 quake 102 Km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska, USA, 29 Oct 8.36 pm (GMT -8)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 6.7 quake 20 km north of Samos Island, Greece, 30 Oct 1.51 pm (GMT +2) - 660 reports

More than 140 aftershocks have been recorded in the area so far, including two of magnitudes 5+; many more are expected to occur in the coming days, weeks, even months from now.
Stronger aftershocks can be particularly dangerous for already damaged buildings.
According to preliminary information, at least 12 people died during the quake in Turkey and two on the Greek island of Samos, closest to the quake. More than 400 injured were confirmed as well.
The numbers are likely to rise as search and rescue operations continue to look for victims under the debris of collapsed buildings.

#2: 4.1 quake 22 km W of Kuşadası, Greece, 30 Oct 1.59 pm (GMT +2) - 28 reports
#3: 4.1 quake 8.3 km NW of Bingöl, Turkey, 30 Oct 11.48 am (GMT +3) - 23 reports

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported only 6 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 2 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Friday 30 October 2020 at 11.48 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.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.0.
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 Bingöl (pop. 80,600) at a distance of 10 km with light shaking, Genç (pop. 22,500) at a distance of 26 km with weak shaking, Karakoçan (pop. 29,700) at a distance of 37 km with weak shaking, and Muş (pop. 82,500) at a distance of 93 km with very weak shaking.

#4: 4.2 quake 21 km W of Néon Karlovásion, Greece, 30 Oct 2.19 pm (GMT +2) - 21 reports
#5: 3.8 quake 98 km SW of Koróni, Greece, 30 Oct 1.07 pm (GMT +2) - 15 reports
#6: 5.3 quake 14 km E of Néon Karlovásion, Greece, 30 Oct 5.14 pm (GMT +2) - 13 reports
#7: 5.6 quake 22 km SE of Auki, Solomon Islands, 30 Oct 10.10 pm (GMT +11) - 13 reports

The German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.6 quake in the Solomon Islands near the town of Auki only 11 minutes ago. The earthquake shook late at night on Friday 30 October 2020 at 10.10 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 5.5 earthquake.
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 Auki (pop. 6,800) at a distance of 39 km with moderate ground shaking, Tulagi (pop. 1,800) at a distance of 106 km with light shaking, Honiara (pop. 56,300) at a distance of 142 km with light shaking, and Buala (pop. 2,700) at a distance of 174 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.

#8: 4.4 quake 22 km E of Néon Karlovásion, Greece, 30 Oct 2.01 pm (GMT +2) - 13 reports
#9: 4.2 quake 23 km NE of Mytilinioí, Greece, 30 Oct 2.29 pm (GMT +2) - 8 reports
#10: 3.1 quake 98 Km SSE of Sitia, Greece, 30 Oct 11.20 am (GMT +2) - 7 reports
#11: 3.9 quake 12 km SW of Özdere, Turkey, 30 Oct 1.55 pm (GMT +2) - 6 reports
#12: 4.3 quake 18 km NE of Mytilinioí, Greece, 30 Oct 7.16 pm (GMT +2) - 5 reports
#13: 5.3 quake 15 km NE of Néon Karlovásion, Greece, 30 Oct 3.00 pm (GMT +2) - 5 reports
#14: 4.3 quake 23 km NW of Néon Karlovásion, Greece, 30 Oct 9.09 pm (GMT +2) - 5 reports
#15: 3.9 quake 14 km NE of Mytilinioí, Greece, 30 Oct 2.13 pm (GMT +2) - 4 reports
#16: 3.0 quake 23 km S of İzmir, Turkey, 31 Oct 12.50 am (GMT +3) - 4 reports
#17: 5.6 quake 13 km SW of Buenos Aires, Peru, 30 Oct 1.24 pm (GMT -5) - 4 reports

A shallow magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported around noon near the village of Yuyapichis, Peru. According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ), the quake hit on Friday 30 October 2020 at 1.24 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 5.2 earthquake.
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 Yuyapichis (pop. 700) at a distance of 50 km with light shaking, Codo del Pozuzo (pop. 900) at a distance of 62 km with light shaking, Huánuco (pop. 148,000) at a distance of 129 km with light shaking, and Pucallpa (pop. 310,800) at a distance of 196 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.

#18: 2.6 quake 6.8 mi NE of Stillwater, Oklahoma, 30 Oct 1.52 am (GMT -5) - 3 reports
#19: 3.9 quake 19 km SW of Söke, Turkey, 30 Oct 7.18 pm (GMT +3) - 3 reports
#20: 4.2 quake 18 km NE of Mytilinioí, Greece, 30 Oct 3.06 pm (GMT +2) - 3 reports
#21: 3.4 quake 25 km NE of Néon Karlovásion, Greece, 30 Oct 9.23 pm (GMT +2) - 2 reports
#22: 4.1 quake 95 km S of Champerico, Guatemala, 30 Oct 4.36 am (GMT -6) - 2 reports

An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred only 8 minutes ago 95 km southwest of Champerico, Guatemala, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported. The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 95 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Friday 30 October 2020 at 4.36 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Champerico (pop. 7,800) at a distance of 95 km with very weak shaking.

#23: 3.1 quake 17 km E of Mytilinioí, Greece, 2020-10-30 15:30 UTC - 2 reports
#24: 3.8 quake 66 km SW of Urla, Turkey, 30 Oct 3.50 pm (GMT +2) - 2 reports
#25: 4.6 quake 19 km E of Néon Karlovásion, Greece, 30 Oct 5.19 pm (GMT +2) - 2 reports
#26: 3.5 quake 60 km S of Chóra Sfakíon, Greece, 30 Oct 6.56 am (GMT +2) - 2 reports
#27: 3.3 quake 19 km E of Néon Karlovásion, Greece, 31 Oct 12.26 am (GMT +2) - 2 reports
#28: 3.0 quake 8.9 km E of Machachi, Ecuador, 30 Oct 1.16 am (GMT -5) - 2 reports
#29: 3.1 quake 12 mi SE of Yosemite Valley, California, 30 Oct 1.02 am (GMT -7) - 2 reports
#30: 3.3 quake 91 Km SW of Zakynthos, Greece, 30 Oct 9.41 am (GMT +2) - 2 reports
#31: 4.3 quake 20 km NE of Néon Karlovásion, Greece, 30 Oct 1.58 pm (GMT +2) - 2 reports

Earthquake stats:

Number of quakes and energy released vs time
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