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Earthquake report world-wide for Thursday, 20 Dec 2018
Thu, 20 Dec 2018, 23:20
23:20 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Summary: 48 quakes M3+, 29 quakes M4+, 6 quakes M5+, 1 quake M7+ (84 total)
World map showing earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 20 Dec 2018
+: 48 earthquakes
+: 29 earthquakes
+: 6 earthquakes
+: 1 earthquake
List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (past 24 hours):M 7.3 quake: 83km W of Nikol'skoye, Russia on Thu, 20 Dec 17h01M 5.7 quake: Komandorskiye Ostrova Region on Thu, 20 Dec 17h35M 5.6 quake: Komandorskiye Ostrova Region on Thu, 20 Dec 17h19M 5.1 quake: Komandorskiye Ostrova Region on Thu, 20 Dec 18h31M 5.0 quake: Southern Xinjiang, China on Thu, 20 Dec 11h08M 5.0 quake: KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA REGION on Thu, 20 Dec 17h49M 5.0 quake: KOMANDORSKIYE OSTROVA REGION on Thu, 20 Dec 17h54M 4.9 quake: NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINEA, PNG. on Thu, 20 Dec 07h24M 4.9 quake: Southern Bolivia on Thu, 20 Dec 08h52M 4.9 quake: HALMAHERA, INDONESIA on Thu, 20 Dec 19h26
Summary: 29 quakes M3+, 12 quakes M4+, 5 quakes M5+ (46 total)
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Quakes detected near: Akyarlar
(1 quake mag 1.6), Askja
(5 quakes between mag 1.4-2.3), Bardarbunga
(5 quakes between mag 0.2-3.4), Clear Lake
(13 quakes between mag 0.4-1.7), Coso
(4 quakes between mag 0.1-2.0), Etna
(2 quakes between mag 1.5-1.5) ... read all
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