Earthquake News and Global Seismic Reports
World Earthquake Report for Sunday, 8 November 2020
Mon, 9 Nov 2020, 00:2400:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 9 Nov 2020
Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 34 quakes 4.0+, 97 quakes 3.0+, 230 quakes 2.0+ (365 total)
Global seismic activity level on 8 November 2020: LOW
Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 34 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 97 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 230 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 2.4 x 1013 joules (6.55 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5633 tons of TNT or 0.4 atomic bombs!) learn more
10 largest earthquakes in the world (8 Nov 2020):#1: 5.3 quake Central Mid Atlantic Ridge 8 Nov 4.31 am (GMT -2)
#2: 5.1 quake 127 km SW of Lata, Solomon Islands, 8 Nov 11.39 am (GMT +11)
#3: 5.1 quake 46 km SW of La Gomera, Guatemala, 7 Nov 7.23 pm (GMT -6)
#4: 5.1 quake New Zealand 9 Nov 6.37 am (GMT +13)
#5: 4.7 quake 40 km ESE of Khorugh, Tajikistan, 8 Nov 5.19 pm (GMT +5)
#6: 4.7 quake Prince Edward Islands Region, South Africa, 8 Nov 3.08 pm (GMT +3)
#7: 4.6 quake Izu Islands, Japan Region, 8 Nov 11.59 am (GMT +9)
#8: 4.6 quake 92 km SW of Iquique, Chile, 7 Nov 11.56 pm (GMT -5)
#9: 4.6 quake 8,4 km SSW of Nueva Vida, Peru, 8 Nov 5.46 am (GMT -5)
#10: 4.6 quake Banda Sea, Indonesia, 8 Nov 10.12 pm (GMT +9)
Earthquakes reported felt:#1: 3.6 quake 59 miles south of Boston, Massachusetts, 8 Nov 9.10 am (GMT -5) - 3855 reports
Sunday morning's 3.6 quake south of Boston was the strongest recorded quake in the southern New England region in decades.
Minor damage was reported from areas very close to the epicenter, such as objects broke falling from shelves, cracks in walls, chimneys and similar. At least two homes in Dartmouth's South End district reported more substantial damage. Calls to the fire department increased significantly.
The National Weather Service @NWSBoston reports that the USGS has recorded a 4.0 magnitude earthquake in Buzzards Bay at 9:10 a.m. 911 call volume has increased; please do not use 911 except for emergency calls.— City of New Bedford (@NewBedford_MA) November 8, 2020
The unusual mag 3.6 East Coast earthquake, which happened this morning approx. 50 km south of Boston and west of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, was widely felt in the Boston area.
Even though it was a relatively small tremor, and downgraded from a 4.2 as initially reported to only 3.6, it was felt by tens of thousands of people in the densely populated urban area around Boston.
During the first two hours alone, we received more than 3000 reports from people who felt the quake. In fact, the quake was felt lightly in a radius of up to 100 miles, which includes the whole of the city of Boston.
#2: 5.1 quake 46 km SW of La Gomera, Guatemala, 7 Nov 7.23 pm (GMT -6) - 8 reports
A shallow magnitude 5.0 earthquake was reported early evening near the town of La Gomera, Guatemala.
According to the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the quake hit on Saturday 7 November 2020 at 7.23 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 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 La Gomera (pop. 24,000) located 57 km from the epicenter, Nueva Concepción (pop. 11,100) 62 km away, Puerto San José (pop. 18,700) 63 km away, Tiquisate (pop. 18,200) 71 km away, Iztapa (pop. 4,000) 74 km away, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (pop. 62,100) 84 km away, Escuintla (pop. 103,200) 94 km away, and Amatitlán (pop. 71,800) 119 km away.
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#3: 2.4 quake 13 km NE of Wedderburn, Victoria, Australia, 8 Nov 9.04 pm (GMT +11) - 6 reports
#4: 2.4 quake 2.7 miles SSW of Walsenburg, Colorado, 8 Nov 12.18 pm (GMT -7) - 5 reports
#5: 2.9 quake 8 miles WNW of Knik-Fairview, Alaska, 8 Nov 11.06 am (GMT -9) - 4 reports
#6: 4.0 quake 18 km NW of San Isidro, Costa Rica, 8 Nov 8.59 am (GMT -6) - 2 reports
#7: 3.8 quake 20 miles W of Nucla, Utah, 8 Nov 4.19 am (GMT -7) - 2 reports
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported a magnitude 3.6 quake in the Utah near the town of Moab only 22 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Sunday 8 November 2020 at 4.20 am local time at a very shallow depth of 0.1 mile. 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 European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.7 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. Moderate shaking probably occurred in Moab (pop. 5,200) located 2 miles from the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Castle Valley (pop. 300) located 8 miles from the epicenter, and Spanish Valley (pop. 500) 9 miles away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Sal (pop. 400) located 26 miles from the epicenter, and Green River (pop. 1000) 43 miles away.
#8: 2.9 quake 22 km W of Shiraz, Iran, 8 Nov 4.01 pm (GMT +3:30) - 2 reports
Number of quakes and energy released vs time
Number of quakes and energy released vs magnitude
Magnitude of quakes and energy released vs time
Mon, 9 Nov 2020, 00:16
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 occurred after midnight on Monday 9 November 2020 at 12.56 am local time near the village of Breuil-Cervinia, Switzerland, as reported by SED. ... read all
Sun, 8 Nov 2020, 23:50
Sun, 8 Nov 2020, 23:26
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred early morning on Monday 9 November 2020 at 6.06 am local time near the town of Sungai Penuh, Indonesia, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG). ... read all
Sun, 8 Nov 2020, 22:37
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported only 11 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 12 miles beneath the epicenter in the morning on Sunday 8 November 2020 at 9.10 am 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. ... read all
Sun, 8 Nov 2020, 22:04
A shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported early morning near the town of Kirtipur, Nepal. ... read all