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World Earthquake Report for Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 21 Jan 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 21 Jan 2021

Summary: 10 quakes 5.0+, 37 quakes 4.0+, 164 quakes 3.0+, 274 quakes 2.0+ (485 total)
Global seismic activity level on 20 January 2021: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 10 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 37 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 164 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 274 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 14987 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (20 Jan 2021):

#1: 5.6 quake Sea of Okhotsk, Russia, 21 Jan 2021 2:00 am (GMT +10)
#2: 5.3 quake 40 km northwest of Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru, 20 Jan 2021 5:27 pm (GMT -5)
#3: 5.3 quake South Pacific Ocean, 40 km northwest of Minas de Marcona, Peru, 20 Jan 2021 5:59 pm (GMT -5)
#4: 5.2 quake 55 km northeast of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, China, 20 Jan 2021 2:28 pm (GMT +8)
#5: 5.2 quake Aktyubinskaya Oblast’, 72 km west of Torghay, Kazakhstan, 21 Jan 2021 12:06 am (GMT +5)
#6: 5.2 quake 52 km west of Nazca, Ica, Peru, 20 Jan 2021 6:09 pm (GMT -5)
#7: 5.0 quake Kazakhstan, 151 km northeast of Aksu, Xinjiang, China, 20 Jan 2021 8:42 am (GMT +8)
#8: 5.0 quake Banda Sea, 117 km west of Tual, Maluku, Indonesia, 20 Jan 2021 1:28 pm (GMT +9)
#9: 5.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, 41 km west of Green Island, Papua New Guinea, 20 Jan 2021 7:54 pm (GMT +11)
#10: 5.0 quake 20 km south of Odesskoye, Omsk Oblast, Russia, 20 Jan 2021 3:36 pm (GMT +6)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 4.1 quake 16 km east of Liezen, Styria, Austria, 20 Jan 2021 8:30 am (GMT +1) - 195 reports
#2: 3.5 quake 1 mi west of Willowbrook, Los Angeles County, California, USA, 20 Jan 2021 8:31 am (GMT -8) - 95 reports
#3: 4.4 quake Aegean Sea, 8.9 km northeast of Karlovasi, Samos, North Aegean, Greece, 21 Jan 2021 1:37 am (GMT +2) - 34 reports
#4: 4.0 quake Qarku i Elbasanit, 26 km west of Pogradec, Qarku i Korçës, Albania, 20 Jan 2021 3:39 am (GMT +1) - 23 reports
#5: 4.5 quake 1.2 km northwest of El Palmar, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, 20 Jan 2021 2:17 am (GMT -5) - 9 reports
#6: 3.2 quake 5.8 km northeast of Karlovasi, Samos, North Aegean, Greece, 21 Jan 2021 1:33 am (GMT +2) - 8 reports
#7: 4.8 quake Gulf of California, 71 km northeast of Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico, 20 Jan 2021 7:59 am (GMT -7) - 8 reports
#8: 4.2 quake Gulf of California, 85 km east of Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico, 20 Jan 2021 12:48 am (GMT -7) - 6 reports
#9: 2.1 quake 11 km east of Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Savoy, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, 20 Jan 2021 8:21 am (GMT +1) - 4 reports
#10: 2.1 quake SAN PEDRO CHANNEL, CALIFORNIA, USA, 20 Jan 2021 6:17 am (GMT -8) - 4 reports
#11: 2.1 quake 3 Km ESE of Collins, Mississippi, USA, 20 January 2021 07:33 GMT - 3 reports
#12: 3.9 quake Eastern Mediterranean, 7.1 km south of Archangelos, Greece, 20 Jan 2021 10:35 pm (GMT +2) - 3 reports
#13: 5.3 quake South Pacific Ocean, 40 km northwest of Minas de Marcona, Peru, 20 Jan 2021 5:59 pm (GMT -5) - 3 reports
#14: 2.2 quake Pokupsko, 23 km south of Velika Gorica, Zagreb County, Croatia, 20 Jan 2021 8:10 pm (GMT +1) - 3 reports
#15: 5.3 quake 40 km northwest of Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru, 20 Jan 2021 5:27 pm (GMT -5) - 3 reports
#16: 2.9 quake Lekenik, 13 km west of Sisek, Grad Sisak, Sisak-Moslavina, Croatia, 20 Jan 2021 9:32 pm (GMT +1) - 2 reports
#17: 2.0 quake 8 Km ENE of Pāhala, Hawaii, USA, 20 Jan 2021 6:22 am (GMT -10) - 2 reports
#18: 3.0 quake Indian Ocean, 97 km southwest of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, Indonesia, 21 Jan 2021 1:38 am (GMT +7) - 2 reports
#19: 4.9 quake Philippines Sea, 9.9 km north of Loreto, Dinagat Islands, Caraga, 20 Jan 2021 2:53 pm (GMT +8) - 2 reports
#20: 2.0 quake 6.5 km east of Saluzzo, Provincia di Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy, 20 Jan 2021 8:31 am (GMT +1) - 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

Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 23:57
4.4 quake 21 Jan 1:37 am (GMT +2)
Just 7 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Karlovasi, Samos, North Aegean, Greece. The tremor was recorded early morning on Thursday 21 January 2021 at 1:37 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface. ... read all
Wed, 20 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 20 Jan 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields) (6 quakes between mag 0.1-1.1), Clear Lake (15 quakes between mag 0.2-1.3), Coso (1 quake mag 1.2), Herdubreid (3 quakes between mag 0.2-1.1), Isla El Tigre (1 quake mag 2.5), Kilauea (1 quake mag 2.0) ... read all
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 23:29
5.5 quake 20 Jan 6:09 pm (GMT -5)
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake near Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, Peru, was reported only 15 minutes ago by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), 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 evening on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 6:09 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. ... read all
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 23:19
5.3 quake 20 Jan 5:59 pm (GMT -5)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.3 quake in Peru near Minas de Marcona, Provincia de Nazca, Ica, only 13 minutes ago. The earthquake hit in the afternoon on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 5:59 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. ... read all
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 23:09
4.8 quake 20 Jan 5:49 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred only 17 minutes ago 58 km northwest of Minas de Marcona, Peru, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. ... read all

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