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World Earthquake Report for Monday, 16 November 2020

Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 Nov 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 Nov 2020

Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 25 quakes 4.0+, 94 quakes 3.0+, 225 quakes 2.0+ (348 total)
Global seismic activity level on 16 November 2020: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 25 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 94 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 225 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 2.7 x 1013 joules (7.46 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6415 tons of TNT or 0.4 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (16 Nov 2020):

#1: 5.4 quake 17 km south of Buin, Papua New Guinea, 17 Nov 9.45 am (GMT +11)
#2: 5.2 quake 91 km southeast of Naze, Japan, 17 Nov 12.08 am (GMT +9)
#3: 5.1 quake 152 km west of Lata, Solomon Islands, 17 Nov 12.42 am (GMT +11)
#4: 5.1 quake 37 km northwest of Vallenar, Chile, 16 Nov 3.18 pm (GMT -5)
#5: 4.9 quake Banda Sea, Indonesia, 16 Nov 9.28 am (GMT +9)
#6: 4.8 quake 65 km east of Hengchun, Taiwan, 16 Nov 3.19 pm (GMT +8)
#7: 4.8 quake 19 km east of Sipí, Colombia, 16 Nov 8.59 am (GMT -5)
#8: 4.7 quake SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS, New Caledonia, 16 Nov 11.36 pm (GMT +11)
#9: 4.7 quake 53 km south of Hengchun, Taiwan, 17 Nov 2.37 am (GMT +8)
#10: 4.6 quake 17 km northeast of Hihifo, Tonga, 16 Nov 8.51 pm (GMT +13)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 3.5 quake 41 km south of Saldanha, South Africa, 16 November 22:27 UTC - 1979 reports
#2: 3.5 quake 14 km southeast of Levin, New Zealand, 16 November 22:18 UTC - 121 reports
#3: 3.4 quake 11 mi northeast of Riverside, California, 16 Nov 1.28 am (GMT -8) - 66 reports
#4: 4.8 quake 19 km east of Sipí, Colombia, 16 Nov 8.59 am (GMT -5) - 9 reports
#5: 3.2 quake 29 mi west of Tonopah, Nevada, 16 November 13:52 UTC - 3 reports
#6: 2.6 quake 25 mi southeast of Provo, Utah, 16 Nov 2.41 pm (GMT -7) - 3 reports
#7: 5.1 quake 37 km northwest of Vallenar, Chile, 16 Nov 3.18 pm (GMT -5) - 2 reports
#8: 2.3 quake 14 mi southwest of Clearlake 16 November 03:07 UTC - 2 reports
#9: 4.2 quake 19 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, 16 Nov 2.46 am (GMT -6) - 2 reports
#10: 3.6 quake 19 mi north of Ridgecrest, California, 16 Nov 2.56 am (GMT -8) - 2 reports
#11: 4.2 quake 17 km west of La Ligua, Chile, 16 Nov 11.22 am (GMT -3) - 2 reports
#12: 2.5 quake 9 mi south of Cleveland, Tennessee, 16 November 08:45 UTC - 2 reports

Earthquake stats:

Number of quakes and energy released vs time
Number of quakes and energy vs time
Number of quakes and energy released vs magnitude
Number of quakes and energy vs magnitude
Magnitude of quakes and energy released vs time
Magnitude of quakes and energy vs time
Previous news
Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 23:50
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 16 Nov 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Askja (2 quakes between mag 1.2-1.5), Bardarbunga (3 quakes between mag 1.0-2.6), Chaîne des Puys (2 quakes between mag 1.4-2.0), Clear Lake (27 quakes between mag 0.3-2.4), Coso (18 quakes between mag 0.4-3.6), Etna (8 quakes between mag 1.2-1.7) ... read all
Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 23:27
A magnitude 3.5 quake hit 76 km northwest of Cape Town, South Africa this evening. ... read all
Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 23:05
5.4 quake Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, 17 Nov 9.45 am (GMT +11)
Papua New Guinea was shaken near the village of Buin by an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 only 12 minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported. ... read all
Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 22:07
3.1 quake Utah, USA, 16 Nov 2.41 pm (GMT -7)
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported only 26 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 very shallow depth of 2.7 miles beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Monday 16 November 2020 at 2.41 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. ... read all
Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 21:18
4.2 quake 19 km NE of Santa María Xadani, Mexico, 16 Nov 2.58 pm (GMT -6)
A moderately shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported early afternoon near the village of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico. ... read all

 

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