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World Earthquake Report for Sunday, 1 November 2020

Mon, 2 Nov 2020, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on  2 Nov 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 2 Nov 2020

Summary: 2 quakes 5.0+, 34 quakes 4.0+, 119 quakes 3.0+, 427 quakes 2.0+ (582 total)
Global seismic activity level on 1 November 2020: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 2 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 34 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 119 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 427 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 6.1 x 1013 joules (16.9 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 14545 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (1 Nov 2020):

#1: 5.9 quake Banda Sea, Indonesia, 1 Nov 12.43 pm (GMT +9)
#2: 5.2 quake 5,5 km NE of San José, Costa Rica, 31 Oct 11.01 pm (GMT -6)
#3: 4.9 quake Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge 1 Nov 6.19 pm (GMT -3)
#4: 4.8 quake southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 1 Nov 10.32 am (GMT +7)
#5: 4.8 quake South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 1 Nov 2.22 am (GMT -3)
#6: 4.8 quake 21 km ESE of Kainantu, Papua New Guinea, 2 Nov 2.24 am (GMT +10)
#7: 4.7 quake 39 km S of Port-Vila, Vanuatu, 2 Nov 9.17 am (GMT +11)
#8: 4.6 quake Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 1 Nov 12.13 pm (GMT +9)
#9: 4.6 quake South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 1 Nov 4.27 am (GMT -3)
#10: 4.6 quake 37 km SW of Wales, Alaska, USA, 1 Nov 2.44 am (GMT -9)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 5.2 quake 5,5 km NE of San José, Costa Rica, 31 Oct 11.01 pm (GMT -6) - 79 reports

An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred late at night on Saturday 31 October 2020 at 11.01 pm local time near the town of Palmichal, Costa Rica, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 91 km. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours or minutes 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 5.3 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 Palmichal (pop. 1,500) at a distance of 6 km with weak shaking, Tejar (pop. 22,400) at a distance of 6 km with weak shaking, San José (pop. 335,000) at a distance of 23 km with weak shaking, and Limón (pop. 63,100) at a distance of 134 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.

#2: 4.3 quake 25 km SSE of Gospić, Croatia, 1 Nov 2.15 pm (GMT +1) - 74 reports

Just 32 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Gospić, Croatia. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Sunday 1 November 2020 at 2.15 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 Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.7.
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 that are likely to be affected include Gospić (pop. 6,100) at a distance of 23 km with light shaking, Zadar (pop. 71,300) at a distance of 34 km with light shaking, Bihać (pop. 75,600) at a distance of 58 km with weak shaking, and Split (pop. 176,300) at a distance of 120 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.

#3: 2.6 quake 10.3 km E of Torrevieja, Spain, 1 Nov 8.55 pm (GMT +1) - 60 reports
#4: 5.9 quake Banda Sea, Indonesia, 1 Nov 12.43 pm (GMT +9) - 31 reports
#5: 2.6 quake 15 miles S of Huntsville, Alabama, 31 Oct 9.28 pm (GMT -5) - 24 reports
#6: 4.2 quake 16 km NE of Mytilinioí, Greece, 1 Nov 9.05 am (GMT +2) - 9 reports
#7: 4.0 quake 16 km S of Banjaran, Indonesia, 1 Nov 9.34 pm (GMT +7) - 8 reports
#8: 4.4 quake 12 km ENE of Néon Karlovásion, Greece, 1 Nov 2.57 pm (GMT +2) - 5 reports
#9: 4.2 quake 19 km E of Néon Karlovásion, Greece, 1 Nov 9.33 am (GMT +2) - 3 reports
#10: 4.4 quake 20 km WSW of Karpenísi, Greece, 2 Nov 1.09 am (GMT +2) - 2 reports

A very shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported early morning near the town of Karpenísi, Greece.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Monday 2 November 2020 at 1.09 am local time at a very shallow depth of 2 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The magnitude, exact location of the epicenter, and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours or minutes 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 German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.2.
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 where the quake likely was felt include Karpenísi (pop. 6,900) located 19 km from the epicenter and likely affected by light shaking, Spoláïta (pop. 500) located 29 km from the epicenter and likely affected by light shaking, Pátra (pop. 168,000) located 71 km from the epicenter and likely affected by weak shaking, and Lárisa (pop. 144,700) located 111 km from the epicenter and likely affected by 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.

#11: 3.2 quake 12 km SSW of Yauco, Puerto Rico, 1 Nov 1.13 pm (GMT -4) - 2 reports
#12: 3.2 quake 11 km WSW of Buchs, Switzerland, 1 Nov 2.16 pm (GMT +1) - 2 reports

The National Seismic Network of the geophysical institute of the university in Strasbourg, France (ReNaSS) reported a magnitude 3.2 quake in Switzerland near the town of Quarten 43 minutes ago. The earthquake shook early afternoon on Sunday 1 November 2020 at 2.16 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Quarten (pop. 2,700) at a distance of 8 km with weak shaking, Unterwasser (pop. 700) at a distance of 8 km with weak shaking, Sankt Gallen (pop. 70,600) at a distance of 33 km with very weak shaking, and Dornbirn (pop. 49,300) at a distance of 44 km with very weak shaking.

#13: 2.4 quake 22 km SSE of Gospić, Croatia, 1 Nov 8.42 pm (GMT +1) - 2 reports

Earthquake stats:

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Number of quakes and energy vs time
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Number of quakes and energy vs magnitude
Magnitude of quakes and energy released vs time
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