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Earthquakes Today: latest quakes worldwide in the past 24 hours on Monday, August 15, 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated Aug 15, 2022 14:00 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 24 hours:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 6
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
  • 31 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 85 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 241 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 442 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In the past 24 hours, there were 1 quake of magnitude 6.1, 6 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, 31 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 85 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 241 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 442 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.
A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred in South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia, 17 hours ago.

Latest quake: Mag. 2.6 | 22 km N of Imaichi, Nikko-shi, Prefectura de Tochigi, Japan -

Strongest quake today: Mag. 6.1 | South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia -

Recent quakes above magnitude 3.0 worldwide (updated )

Past 24 hours:123 quakes | 85 quakes M3+ | 31 quakes M4+ | 6 quakes M5+ | 1 quake M6+
Past 7 days:925 quakes | 687 quakes M3+ | 201 quakes M4+ | 35 quakes M5+ | 2 quakes M6+
Past 30 days:4,843 quakes | 3,611 quakes M3+ | 1,085 quakes M4+ | 142 quakes M5+ | 4 quakes M6+ | 1 quake M7+
Past 90 days:14,766 quakes | 10,681 quakes M3+ | 3,666 quakes M4+ | 394 quakes M5+ | 23 quakes M6+ | 2 quakes M7+
Past 365 days:62,453 quakes | 45,592 quakes M3+ | 14,945 quakes M4+ | 1,780 quakes M5+ | 126 quakes M6+ | 10 quakes M7+
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Showing most recent quakes and quakes magnitude 3.3 or higher (102 out of 806 quakes, show more):
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Monday, August 15, 2022 GMT (55 quakes)
Aug 15, 2022 13:45 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 9:45 am (GMT -4)
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0.4 mi southeast of Watertown, Jefferson County, Nueva York, USA (preliminary) Early Alert!
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Aug 15, 2022 13:12 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 10:12 pm (GMT +9)
2.6

9 km
Japan: NORTHERN TOCHIGI PREF
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Aug 15, 2022 13:11 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 7:11 am (GMT -6)
3.1

178 km
GOLFO DE FONSECA, EL SALVADOR
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Aug 15, 2022 13:05 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 9:05 pm (GMT +8)
4.5

47 km
China: Xizang-Qinghai Border Region
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Aug 15, 2022 13:04 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 9:04 pm (GMT +8)
4.4

170 km
Southern Xinjiang, China
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Aug 15, 2022 12:48 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 7:48 am (GMT -5)
2.7

14 km
OFF COAST OF O'HIGGINS, CHILE More
Aug 15, 2022 12:32 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 8:32 am (GMT -4)
3.1

119 km
ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
I FELT IT
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Aug 15, 2022 12:30 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 9:30 am (GMT -3)
3.2

217 km
SALTA, ARGENTINA
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Aug 15, 2022 12:02 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 7:02 pm (GMT +7)
4.0

10 km
NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
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Aug 15, 2022 11:47 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 7:47 pm (GMT +8)
4.0

36 km
Philippines: 003 Km N 4° E of Matanao (Davao Del Sur)
I FELT IT - 2 reports
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Aug 15, 2022 11:14 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 8:14 pm (GMT +9)
4.0

57 km
Japan: E OFF MIYAGI PREF
I FELT IT
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Aug 15, 2022 11:10 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 6:10 pm (GMT +7)
4.8

552 km
93 Km NNW of Batang, Indonesia
I FELT IT
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Aug 15, 2022 10:58 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 6:58 pm (GMT +8)
3.3

10 km
SULAWESI, INDONESIA
I FELT IT
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Aug 15, 2022 10:56 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 7:56 pm (GMT +9)
3.9

12 km
Japan: EASTERN TOTTORI PREF
I FELT IT - 1 report
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Aug 15, 2022 10:52 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 10:52 pm (GMT +12)
3.4

148 km
New Zealand
I FELT IT
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Aug 15, 2022 10:21 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 6:21 pm (GMT +8)
3.5

10 km
Indonesia: Di Laut 16.6 Km Timur Laut Moramo Utara, Kab.Konawe
I FELT IT
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Aug 15, 2022 09:53 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 9:53 pm (GMT +12)
4.1

154 km
New Zealand
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Aug 15, 2022 09:41 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 4:41 am (GMT -5)
4.5

176 km
Peru-Brazil Border Region
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Aug 15, 2022 08:56 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 3:56 pm (GMT +7)
3.4

12 km
JAVA, INDONESIA
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Aug 15, 2022 08:52 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 4:52 pm (GMT +8)
4.5

35 km
55 Km N of Namuac, Philippines
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Aug 15, 2022 08:52 GMT
Aug 15, 2022 4:52 pm (GMT +8)
3.7

22 km
Philippines: 007 Km N 31° E of Dalupiri Island (Calayan) (Cagayan)
I FELT IT
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.3 x 1014 joules (34.9 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30064 tons of TNT or 1.9 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 48 minutes ago: Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 22 km north of Imaichi, Nikko-shi, Prefectura de Tochigi, Japan, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 10:12 pm (GMT +9).

Where did the last earthquake happen in the world?

The last quake above magnitude 4 today occurred 55 minutes ago 239 km NW of Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet, China.
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 102 quakes up to magnitude 6.1.

What was the strongest quake in the world today?

The strongest earthquake in the world today occurred 17 hours ago: Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia, on Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 8:04 am (GMT +11).

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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