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Earthquakes Today: latest quakes worldwide in the past 24 hours on Saturday, February 4, 2023 - list, stats and map

Updated: Feb 4, 2023 06:46 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 24 hours:

  • 5 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 44 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 105 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 187 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 483 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, 44 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 105 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 187 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 483 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.
A strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred in South Pacific Ocean, Tonga, 1 hour and 37 minutes ago.

Latest quake: Mag. 3.7 | 23 km S of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand -

Strongest quake today: Mag. 5.2 | South Pacific Ocean, 157 km SE of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu -

Recent quakes above magnitude 3.0 worldwide (updated )

Past 24 hours154 quakes105 quakes M3+44 quakes M4+5 quakes M5+
Past 7 days1,027 quakes772 quakes M3+226 quakes M4+28 quakes M5+1 quake M6+
Past 30 days4,718 quakes3,483 quakes M3+1,102 quakes M4+122 quakes M5+8 quakes M6+3 quakes M7+
Past 90 days14,220 quakes10,179 quakes M3+3,580 quakes M4+429 quakes M5+25 quakes M6+7 quakes M7+
Past 365 days63,228 quakes45,889 quakes M3+15,505 quakes M4+1,708 quakes M5+112 quakes M6+14 quakes M7+
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Showing most recent quakes and quakes magnitude 3.6 or higher (85 out of 824 quakes, show more):
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Saturday, February 4, 2023 GMT (32 quakes)
Feb 4, 2023 06:41 GMT
Feb 4, 2023 7:41 pm (GMT +13)
3.7

3.6 km
23 km south of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
I FELT IT
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Feb 4, 2023 06:30 GMT
Feb 3, 2023 10:30 pm (GMT -8)
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n/a
13 mi southwest of Fairfield, Solano County, California, USA (preliminary) Early Alert!
I FELT IT - 1 report
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Feb 4, 2023 06:29 GMT
Feb 4, 2023 3:29 pm (GMT +9)
3.3

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 93 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Honshu-miyagi-ken, Japan
I FELT IT
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Feb 4, 2023 06:09 GMT
Feb 4, 2023 12:09 am (GMT -6)
3.0

11 km
16 km north of Buenos Aires, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
I FELT IT
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Feb 4, 2023 06:04 GMT
Feb 4, 2023 7:04 am (GMT +1)
4.9

10 km
Eastern Mediterranean, 114 km south of Birkirkara, Malta
I FELT IT - 55 reports
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Feb 4, 2023 06:03 GMT
Feb 4, 2023 9:03 am (GMT +3)
4.0

2 km
21 km north of Corum, Çorum, Turkey
I FELT IT
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Feb 4, 2023 05:59 GMT
Feb 3, 2023 9:59 pm (GMT -8)
3.0

11 km
1.4 mi southwest of Redlands, San Bernardino County, California, USA
I FELT IT - 12 reports
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Feb 4, 2023 05:58 GMT
Feb 3, 2023 11:58 pm (GMT -6)
2.6

42 km
North Pacific Ocean, 18 km south of Acajutla, El Salvador More
Feb 4, 2023 05:49 GMT
Feb 3, 2023 9:49 pm (GMT -8)
2.5

0.5 km
6.8 mi northwest of Valencia, Los Angeles County, California, USA 5 reportsMore
Feb 4, 2023 05:39 GMT
Feb 3, 2023 11:39 pm (GMT -6)
3.7

19 km
North Pacific Ocean, 221 km south of San Salvador, El Salvador
I FELT IT
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Feb 4, 2023 05:34 GMT
Feb 3, 2023 11:34 pm (GMT -6)
4.2

5 km
7.5 km northwest of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico
I FELT IT
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Feb 4, 2023 05:30 GMT
Feb 3, 2023 11:30 pm (GMT -6)
4.3

62 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km southwest of Chinandega, Nicaragua
I FELT IT - 1 report
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Feb 4, 2023 05:28 GMT
Feb 4, 2023 5:28 am (GMT +0)
2.5

30 km
Spain More
Feb 4, 2023 05:21 GMT
Feb 3, 2023 11:21 pm (GMT -6)
4.3

5 km
5.6 km west of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico
I FELT IT - 3 reports
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Feb 4, 2023 05:21 GMT
Feb 3, 2023 11:21 pm (GMT -6)
4.4

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 49 km southeast of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico
I FELT IT
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Feb 4, 2023 05:09 GMT
Feb 4, 2023 6:09 pm (GMT +13)
5.2

10 km
South Pacific Ocean, 157 km southeast of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu
I FELT IT
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Feb 4, 2023 04:20 GMT
Feb 3, 2023 10:20 pm (GMT -6)
4.0

43 km
North Pacific Ocean, 44 km south of Pueblo Nuevo, Guatemala
I FELT IT
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Feb 4, 2023 04:04 GMT
Feb 4, 2023 9:04 am (GMT +5)
4.2

120 km
55 km southeast of Daroot-Korgon, Alay District, Osh Oblasty, Kyrgyzstan
I FELT IT
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Feb 4, 2023 04:00 GMT
Feb 3, 2023 10:00 pm (GMT -6)
4.0

95 km
13 km south of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, Mexico
I FELT IT
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Feb 4, 2023 03:37 GMT
Feb 4, 2023 8:37 am (GMT +5)
4.2

220 km
Badakhshan, Afghanistan, 32 km west of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan
I FELT IT
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Feb 4, 2023 02:48 GMT
Feb 4, 2023 11:48 am (GMT +9)
4.9

10 km
11 km west of Hollandia, Papua, Indonesia
I FELT IT - 1 report
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3 x 1013 joules (8.24 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7089 tons of TNT or 0.4 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 4 minutes ago: Moderate mag. 3.7 earthquake - 23 km south of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, on Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 at 7:41 pm (GMT +13).

Where did the last earthquake happen in the world?

The last quake above magnitude 4 today occurred 42 minutes ago in Eastern Mediterranean, 114 km S of Birkirkara, Malta.
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 85 quakes up to magnitude 5.2.

What was the strongest quake in the world today?

The strongest earthquake in the world today occurred 1 hour and 37 minutes ago: Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 157 km southeast of Nukalofa, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, on Saturday, Feb 4, 2023 at 6:09 pm (GMT +13).

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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