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Earthquake report world-wide for Friday, 17 Aug 2018

Friday Aug 17, 2018 23:20 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR

World map showing earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 Aug 2018
World map showing earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 Aug 2018


Summary: 35 quakes M3+, 21 quakes M4+, 5 quakes M5+, 1 quake M6+ (62 total)
Magnitude 3+: 35 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 21 earthquakes
Magnitude 5+: 5 earthquakes
Magnitude 6+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 7+: none
Magnitude 8+: none
Magnitude 9+: none

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (past 24 hours):


M 6.4 quake: Flores Sea on Fri, 17 Aug 15h35
M 5.5 quake: Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands on Fri, 17 Aug 04h35
M 5.5 quake: Volcano Islands, Japan Region on Fri, 17 Aug 22h06
M 5.1 quake: NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. on Fri, 17 Aug 02h51
M 5.1 quake: Volcano Islands, Japan Region on Fri, 17 Aug 22h44
M 5.0 quake: Vanuatu Islands on Fri, 17 Aug 19h29
M 4.8 quake: OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR on Fri, 17 Aug 00h03
M 4.8 quake: VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION on Fri, 17 Aug 22h48
M 4.7 quake: Volcano Islands, Japan region on Fri, 17 Aug 10h15
M 4.7 quake: 1km SE of Jiaokui, China on Fri, 17 Aug 17h36

Largest 20 quakes past 24 hours

Largest 20 quakes on Thursday, 16 Aug 2018

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

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World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 16 Aug 2018 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Thursday, Aug 16, 2018
Quakes detected near: Askja (8 quakes between mag 0.3-1.5), Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 2.6-3.5), Clear Lake (17 quakes between mag 0.6-3.3), Coso (3 quakes between mag 0.4-1.7), Esjufjöll (1 quake mag 1.6), Goat Rocks (1 quake mag 2.4) ... [more]
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 15 Aug 2018 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018
Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 2.4), Brennisteinsfjöll (2 quakes between mag 0.7-1.0), Buzzard Creek (1 quake mag 1.5), Campi Flegrei Mar Sicilia (1 quake mag 2.3), Cerro Prieto (1 quake mag 1.9), Clear Lake (14 quakes between mag 0.3-1.6) ... [more]

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