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World Earthquake Report for Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 16 Dec 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 16 Dec 2020

Summary: 1 quake 6.0+, 2 quakes 5.0+, 28 quakes 4.0+, 109 quakes 3.0+, 213 quakes 2.0+ (353 total)
Global seismic activity level on 15 December 2020: MODERATE

Magnitude 6+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 5+: 2 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 28 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 109 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 213 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 7 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 1.5 x 1014 joules (42.1 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 36199 tons of TNT or 2.3 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (15 Dec 2020):

#1: 6.2 quake Philippine Sea, 19 km south of Sarangani, Davao del Sur, Philippines, 16 Dec 7:21 am (GMT +8)
#2: 5.5 quake North Pacific Ocean, 194 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, 16 Dec 1:35 am (GMT +10)
#3: 5.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 233 km southwest of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, 15 Dec 6:06 pm (GMT +13)
#4: 4.9 quake Coral Sea, 191 km southeast of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Temotu, Solomon Islands, 15 Dec 6:07 pm (GMT +11)
#5: 4.9 quake North Pacific Ocean, 178 km east of Miyako, Iwate, Japan, 16 Dec 1:35 am (GMT +10)
#6: 4.9 quake 12 km southeast of Auas, Gracias a Dios, Honduras, 15 Dec 2:11 pm (GMT -6)
#7: 4.8 quake Indian Ocean, 272 km south of Bengkulu, Indonesia, 15 Dec 4:55 pm (GMT +7)
#8: 4.7 quake South Pacific Ocean, 630 km southeast of Suva, Central, Fiji, 15 Dec 4:24 pm (GMT +13)
#9: 4.7 quake Banda Sea, 417 km south of Ambon City, Maluku, Indonesia, 15 Dec 7:49 pm (GMT +9)
#10: 4.6 quake South Pacific Ocean, 532 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 14 Dec 12:03 pm (GMT -12)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 3.7 quake 6.1 mi northeast of Morgan Hill, California, USA, 15 Dec 6:58 am (GMT -8) - 210 reports
#2: 3.5 quake 5.9 mi east of Morgan Hill, California, USA, 15 Dec 6:59 am (GMT -8) - 47 reports
#3: 3.2 quake 8 km southwest of Sundarnagar, Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India, 16 Dec 2:07 am (GMT +5:30) - 45 reports
#4: 6.2 quake Philippine Sea, 19 km south of Sarangani, Davao del Sur, Philippines, 16 Dec 7:21 am (GMT +8) - 43 reports
#5: 3.2 quake 0.6 mi northeast of Enetai, Washington, USA, 15 Dec 8:27 am (GMT -8) - 33 reports
#6: 3.9 quake 5.3 km northeast of Aqaba, Jordan, 15 Dec 4:30 am (GMT +2) - 17 reports
#7: 3.3 quake Philippine Sea, 38 km south of Sarangani, Davao del Sur, Philippines, 16 Dec 7:07 am (GMT +8) - 3 reports
#8: 4.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 46 km north of Valparaiso, Valparaíso, Chile, 15 Dec 2:59 am (GMT -5) - 3 reports
#9: 4.3 quake Esmeralda, 18 mi southeast of Mina, Nevada, USA, 14 Dec 4:35 pm (GMT -8) - 3 reports
#10: 3.6 quake 17 mi south of Mina, Nevada, USA, 14 Dec 9:41 pm (GMT -8) - 2 reports
#11: 2.0 quake 16 km southeast of Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia, 15 December 2020 14:54 UTC - 2 reports
#12: 2.1 quake Douglas County, 7 mi north of Waterville, Washington, USA, 14 Dec 6:26 pm (GMT -8) - 2 reports
#13: 3.5 quake North Pacific Ocean, 135 mi west of Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon, USA, 14 Dec 6:55 pm (GMT -8) - 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

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Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 23:50
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