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World Earthquake Report for Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 14 Jan 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 14 Jan 2021

Summary: 3 quakes 5.0+, 41 quakes 4.0+, 92 quakes 3.0+, 264 quakes 2.0+ (400 total)
Global seismic activity level on 13 January 2021: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 3 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 41 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 92 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 264 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 3.5 x 1013 joules (9.65 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 8300 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (13 Jan 2021):

#1: 5.5 quake 355 km southeast of Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China, 14 Jan 2021 6:27 am (GMT +8)
#2: 5.3 quake South Atlantic Ocean 13 Jan 2021 8:43 pm (GMT -1)
#3: 5.1 quake Halmahera Sea, 46 km east of Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia, 14 Jan 2021 2:33 am (GMT +9)
#4: 4.9 quake Solomon Sea, 21 km northwest of Kandrian, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 13 January 2021 16:02 GMT
#5: 4.8 quake 9 km southwest of Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China, 14 Jan 2021 6:23 am (GMT +8)
#6: 4.7 quake North Pacific Ocean, 683 km west of Bogota, Bogota D.C., Bogota D.C., Colombia, 12 Jan 2021 8:11 pm (GMT -5)
#7: 4.7 quake Philippines Sea, 26 km south of Volcan Grande Island, Asuncion Island, Northern Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, 13 Jan 2021 11:39 am (GMT +10)
#8: 4.7 quake Indonesian Ocean, 51 km south of Bengkulu, Indonesia, 13 Jan 2021 1:18 pm (GMT +7)
#9: 4.7 quake 309 km southeast of Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China, 13 January 2021 05:25 GMT
#10: 4.6 quake 50 km west of Kotabumi, Lampung, Indonesia, 13 Jan 2021 9:12 am (GMT +7)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 4.6 quake 19 km west of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia, 13 Jan 2021 7:10 pm (GMT +8) - 13 reports
#2: 2.8 quake 3.9 km northwest of Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand, 14 Jan 2021 12:48 am (GMT +13) - 7 reports
#3: 4.3 quake 40 km southeast of Mahur, North Cachar Hills, Assam, India, 14 Jan 2021 12:45 am (GMT +5:30) - 3 reports
#4: 2.9 quake 5 km west of Niwāri, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, 13 Jan 2021 7:03 pm (GMT +5:30) - 3 reports
#5: 2.1 quake 1.5 mi northeast of El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA, 12 Jan 2021 5:26 pm (GMT -8) - 2 reports
#6: 5.1 quake Halmahera Sea, 46 km east of Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia, 14 Jan 2021 2:33 am (GMT +9) - 2 reports

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Previous news
Thu, 14 Jan 2021, 00:23
4.5 quake 14 Jan 8:03 am (GMT +8)
Just 12 minutes ago, a 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Ruteng, Kabupaten Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Thursday 14 January 2021 at 8:03 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface. ... read all
Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 23:50
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 13 Jan 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Biliran (1 quake mag 2.6), Clark (1 quake mag 2.7), Clear Lake (12 quakes between mag 0.4-1.7), Coso (11 quakes between mag 0.5-1.5), Etna (8 quakes between mag 1.2-2.0), Eyafjallajökull (1 quake mag 1.3) ... read all
Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 23:23
4.4 quake 14 Jan 8:03 am (GMT +9)
A intermediate magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported in the morning near Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia. ... read all
Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 19:36
4.2 quake 14 Jan 12:45 am (GMT +5:30)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in India near Mahur, Dima Hasao, Assam, only 20 minutes ago. The earthquake hit after midnight on Thursday 14 January 2021 at 12:15 am local time at a shallow depth of 15 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. ... read all
Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 17:57
4.5 quake 14 Jan 6:37 am (GMT +13)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 8 minutes ago 48 km west of Milford Sound, New Zealand, New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet) reported. ... read all

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