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Earthquakes Today: latest quakes worldwide in the past 24 hours on Thursday, August 18, 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated Aug 18, 2022 08:20 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 24 hours:

  • 5 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 28 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 86 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 239 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 353 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In the past 24 hours, there were 5 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 28 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 86 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 239 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 353 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.
A moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurred in Molucca Sea, Indonesia, 34 minutes ago.

Latest quake: Mag. 3.0 | North Pacific Ocean, 22 km SW of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia -

Strongest quake today: Mag. 5.7 | Molucca Sea, 139 km S of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia -

Recent quakes above magnitude 3.0 worldwide (updated )

Past 24 hours:119 quakes | 86 quakes M3+ | 28 quakes M4+ | 5 quakes M5+
Past 7 days:967 quakes | 718 quakes M3+ | 205 quakes M4+ | 42 quakes M5+ | 2 quakes M6+
Past 30 days:4,801 quakes | 3,587 quakes M3+ | 1,061 quakes M4+ | 148 quakes M5+ | 4 quakes M6+ | 1 quake M7+
Past 90 days:14,754 quakes | 10,679 quakes M3+ | 3,660 quakes M4+ | 391 quakes M5+ | 22 quakes M6+ | 2 quakes M7+
Past 365 days:62,381 quakes | 45,557 quakes M3+ | 14,922 quakes M4+ | 1,768 quakes M5+ | 124 quakes M6+ | 10 quakes M7+
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Showing most recent quakes and quakes magnitude 3.3 or higher (94 out of 711 quakes, show more):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Thursday, August 18, 2022 GMT (33 quakes)
Aug 18, 2022 08:03 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 6:03 pm (GMT +10)
3.0

67 km
North Pacific Ocean, 22 km southwest of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 08:03 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 8:03 pm (GMT +12)
4.5

33 km
South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 08:00 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 8:00 pm (GMT +12)
2.7

6.9 km
50 km east of Wellington, New Zealand
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 07:46 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 3:46 pm (GMT +8)
5.7

155 km
Molucca Sea, 139 km south of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
I FELT IT - 3 reports
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Aug 18, 2022 07:37 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 3:37 am (GMT -4)
3.0

2.9 km
North Atlantic Ocean, 79 km north of San Fernando de Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 07:34 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 2:34 am (GMT -5)
3.1

149 km
31 km south of Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 07:30 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 7:30 pm (GMT +12)
2.8

1.5 km
Canterbury, 36 km southeast of Waikowhai, New Zealand
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 07:22 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 1:22 am (GMT -6)
2.5

5 km
41 km northwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua More
Aug 18, 2022 07:21 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 3:21 am (GMT -4)
3.8

97 km
Caribbean Sea, 17 km northeast of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 07:21 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 1:21 am (GMT -6)
4.2

26 km
North Pacific Ocean, 70 km southeast of San Jose, Guatemala
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 07:11 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 4:11 pm (GMT +9)
4.8

41 km
East China Sea, 17 km north of Okinawa, Japan
I FELT IT - 85 reports
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Aug 18, 2022 07:08 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 4:08 pm (GMT +9)
3.3

18 km
South Pacific Ocean, Indonesia
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 07:01 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 10:01 am (GMT +3)
2.5

16 km
6.9 km north of Simav, Kütahya, Turkey More
Aug 18, 2022 06:54 GMT
Aug 17, 2022 6:54 pm (GMT -12)
4.9

352 km
South Pacific Ocean
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 06:22 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 12:52 pm (GMT +6:30)
3.4

10 km
140 km east of Taunggyi, Shan State, Myanmar (Burma)
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 05:46 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 2:46 pm (GMT +9)
5.1

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 94 km south of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan
I FELT IT - 4 reports
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Aug 18, 2022 05:28 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 3:28 pm (GMT +10)
3.3

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, Japan
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 05:28 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 1:28 pm (GMT +8)
3.5

185 km
Philippine Sea, Indonesia, 240 km southeast of Caburan, Philippines
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 05:22 GMT
Aug 17, 2022 11:22 pm (GMT -6)
3.3

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km southwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 04:57 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 12:57 am (GMT -4)
3.7

60 km
Caribbean Sea, 39 km south of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
I FELT IT
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Aug 18, 2022 04:35 GMT
Aug 18, 2022 1:35 pm (GMT +9)
4.3

206 km
Banda Sea, Indonesia
I FELT IT
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.7 x 1013 joules (16 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 13741 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake anywhere in the world?

The last earthquake in the world occurred 17 minutes ago: Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 22 km southwest of Shikotan, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, on Thursday, Aug 18, 2022 at 6:03 pm (GMT +10).

Where did the last earthquake happen in the world?

The last quake above magnitude 4 today occurred 17 minutes ago in South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand.
Smaller quakes below magnitude 4 are much more frequent and happen somewhere in the world every few minutes. However, many (if not most) of them go unrecorded, because not all areas in the world are covered by sensitive-enough seismic networks able to detect them.

Where do most earthquakes occur in the world?

By far, most earthquakes in the world occur along the margins of the Pacific Ocean, followed by the vast Alpine-Himalayan mountain belts that stretch from southern Europe through Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, Pakistan, to northern India, Nepal and southern China.
Most of these regions are in oceanic or continental collision zones where tectonic plates collide with each other and release energy in form of earthquakes.

How many quakes were there in the world today?

In the past 24 hours, there have been 94 quakes up to magnitude 5.7.

What was the strongest quake in the world today?

The strongest earthquake in the world today occurred 34 minutes ago: Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 139 km south of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Thursday, Aug 18, 2022 at 3:46 pm (GMT +8).

What category of earthquake is considered an emergency?

Most earthquakes are small and cause no damage, but occasionally, there are bigger ones that can cause considerable damage to people and infrastructure. How much damage a quake does depends a lot on a number of factors including:
- magnitude
- depth beneath the surface
- duration and motion of the shaking
- local geology
- population density
- overall building standards of the affected area
- risk awareness and preparedness
Quakes below magnitude 5 rarely cause damage, while quakes above around magnitude 7 almost always result in extensive damage, even in areas with very good building standards such as in the western US or Japan. Quakes from magnitudes 8 often result in wide-spread or even catastrophic destruction.

What kind of damage can an earthquake do?

The ground shaking of earthquakes can cause soil liquefaction, landslides and avalanches, the opening of fissures in the ground, deformation of the ground, cracks in walls and other structures leading to their collapse. As secondary and often even more severe damage, this can lead to fires, gas leaks, or even tsunamis if the sea floor is moved in a way to displace a large mass of water.

How dangerous are earthquakes?

Earthquakes are among the (if not THE) most dangerous type of natural disaster.
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), quakes caused nearly 750,000 deaths globally in the period 1998-2017, more than half of all deaths related to natural disasters.

How many people are affected by earthquakes every year?

Each day, many thousands of people feel an earthquake somewhere. Stronger quakes can be felt by millions of people.
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 750,000 people were killed by quakes and more than 125 million people injured, made homeless or displaced or otherwise seriously affected by earthquakes during the 20 years from 1998-2017.

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