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World Earthquake Report for Saturday, 7 November 2020

Sun, 8 Nov 2020, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on  8 Nov 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 8 Nov 2020

Summary: 1 quake 6.0+, 3 quakes 5.0+, 27 quakes 4.0+, 83 quakes 3.0+, 236 quakes 2.0+ (350 total)
Global seismic activity level on 7 November 2020: MODERATE

Magnitude 6+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 5+: 3 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 27 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 83 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 236 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 7 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 1.7 x 1014 joules (48.2 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 41482 tons of TNT or 2.6 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (7 Nov 2020):

#1: 6.2 quake 84 km N of Hihifo, Tonga, 7 Nov 10.27 pm (GMT +13)
#2: 5.8 quake Volcano Islands, Japan Region, 7 Nov 11.10 am (GMT +10)
#3: 5.0 quake 10,2 mi W of Knik-Fairview, Alaska, 7 Nov 3.23 am (GMT -9)
#4: 5.0 quake Izu Islands, Japan region, 8 Nov 6.30 am (GMT +9)
#5: 4.9 quake 154 km W of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga, 8 Nov 6.17 am (GMT +13)
#6: 4.9 quake 138 km SSE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, 8 Nov 6.37 am (GMT +10)
#7: 4.8 quake Izu Islands, Japan Region, 7 Nov 5.06 pm (GMT +9)
#8: 4.8 quake 82 km SW of Kandrian, Papua New Guinea, 7 Nov 10.16 pm (GMT +10)
#9: 4.7 quake 67 km S of Corredor, Costa Rica, 6 Nov 11.19 pm (GMT -6)
#10: 4.7 quake 109 miles WSW of Adak, Alaska, 7 Nov 2.15 am (GMT -10)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 5.0 quake 10,2 mi W of Knik-Fairview, Alaska, 7 Nov 3.23 am (GMT -9) - 266 reports

A moderately shallow magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported early morning near the town of Big Lake, Alaska.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake hit on Saturday 7 November 2020 at 3.23 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 22 miles. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might 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 European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.1 as well.
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. Weak shaking might have been felt in Big Lake (pop. 3,400) located 3 miles from the epicenter, Knik (pop. 300) 7 miles away, Houston (pop. 2,200) 7 miles away, Knik-Fairview (pop. 14,900) 9 miles away, Meadow Lakes (pop. 7,600) 11 miles away, Point MacKenzie (pop. 500) 12 miles away, Eagle River (pop. 24,800) 18 miles away, and Anchorage (pop. 298,700) 21 miles away.
This story will be updated soon by VolcanoDiscovery. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

#2: 3.9 quake 11 miles WNW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska, 7 Nov 3.27 am (GMT -9) - 70 reports

Just 9 minutes ago, a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Big Lake, Alaska. The tremor was recorded early morning on Saturday 7 November 2020 at 3.27 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 22 miles below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.0 earthquake as well.
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. Weak shaking might have been felt in Big Lake (pop. 3,400) located 9 miles from the epicenter, Willow (pop. 2,100) 11 miles away, Houston (pop. 2,200) 12 miles away, Knik (pop. 300) 17 miles away, Point MacKenzie (pop. 500) 17 miles away, Knik-Fairview (pop. 14,900) 19 miles away, Eagle River (pop. 24,800) 27 miles away, and Anchorage (pop. 298,700) 27 miles away.

#3: 4.4 quake 10.5 miles W of Knik-Fairview, Alaska, 7 Nov 6.03 am (GMT -9) - 66 reports
#4: 4.2 quake 24 km SE of Bharūch, India, 7 Nov 3.39 pm (GMT +5:30) - 52 reports

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported only 21 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 shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Saturday 7 November 2020 at 3.09 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes 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. Weak shaking might have been felt in Ankleshwar (pop. 74,700) located 19 km from the epicenter, Kosamba (pop. 33,200) 22 km away, Bharūch (pop. 153,500) 24 km away, Hansot (pop. 12,500) 36 km away, Kāthor (pop. 15,300) 36 km away, and Sūrat (pop. 2,894,500) 51 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Vadodara (pop. 1,409,500) located 84 km from the epicenter, and Bilimora (pop. 510,900) 89 km away.

#5: 6.2 quake 84 km N of Hihifo, Tonga, 7 Nov 10.27 pm (GMT +13) - 9 reports

The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 6.1 quake in Samoa near the village of Hihifo only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit late at night on Saturday 7 November 2020 at 10.27 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might 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 United States Geological Survey (USGS), which listed it as a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 6.2.
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. Moderate shaking probably occurred in Hihifo (pop. 800) located 75 km from the epicenter.
This story will be updated soon by VolcanoDiscovery. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

#6: 3.1 quake 7.8 km SW of Koysinceq, Iraq, 7 Nov 11.39 pm (GMT +3) - 4 reports
#7: 2.5 quake 9.4 miles W of Knik-Fairview, Alaska, 7 Nov 5.38 am (GMT -9) - 3 reports
#8: 3.7 quake 20 km SSE of Attock City, Pakistan, 7 Nov 7.08 am (GMT +5) - 2 reports
#9: 4.3 quake 32 km SSE of Yilan, Taiwan, 7 Nov 8.01 pm (GMT +8) - 2 reports

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported only 11 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 8 km beneath the epicenter in the evening on Saturday 7 November 2020 at 8.01 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
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. Weak shaking might have been felt in Yilan (pop. 94,200) located 32 km from the epicenter, Hualien City (pop. 350,500) 65 km away, Taipei (pop. 7,871,900) 71 km away, Banqiao (pop. 543,300) 71 km away, Keelung (pop. 397,500) 71 km away, Daxi (pop. 84,500) 74 km away, and Taoyuan City (pop. 402,000) 81 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Hsinchu (pop. 404,100) located 99 km from the epicenter.
This story will be updated soon by VolcanoDiscovery. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

#10: 2.4 quake 20 km NW of Huércal-Overa, Spain, 7 Nov 7.32 pm (GMT +1) - 2 reports

Earthquake stats:

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Sat, 7 Nov 2020, 12:47
4.0 quake 8.6 miles NW of Big Lake, Alaska, 7 Nov 3.27 am (GMT -9)
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5.1 quake 4 km E of Big Lake, Alaska, USA, 7 Nov 3.23 am (GMT -9)
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