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World Earthquake Report for January 2023

Wed, 1 Feb 2023, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5.5 during January 2023
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5.5 during January 2023
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Summary: 3 quakes 7.0+, 7 quakes 6.0+, 133 quakes 5.0+, 1147 quakes 4.0+, 3669 quakes 3.0+, 7754 quakes 2.0+ (12713 total)
Magnitude 9+: none
Magnitude 8+: none
Magnitude 7+: 3 earthquakes
Magnitude 6+: 7 earthquakes
Magnitude 5+: 133 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 1147 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 3669 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 7754 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 8 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 5.3 x 1016 joules (14650 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 107 tons of TNT or 787.8 atomic bombs!) learn more

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world during January 2023:

#1: Mag 7.9 Banda Sea, Indonesia

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2023 at 3:17 am (GMT +9:30) -
7.9 quake Banda Sea, Indonesia, Jan 10, 2023 3:17 am (GMT +9:30)

#2: Mag 7.1 Molucca Sea, 291 km northeast of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2023 at 3:06 pm (GMT +9) -
7.1 quake Molucca Sea, 291 km northeast of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Jan 18, 2023 3:06 pm (GMT +9)

#3: Mag 7.0 Coral Sea, 72 km northwest of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu

Sunday, Jan 8, 2023 at 11:32 pm (GMT +11) -
7.0 quake Coral Sea, 72 km northwest of Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu, Jan 8, 2023 11:32 pm (GMT +11)

#4: Mag 6.8 Santiago Del Estero Prov., Argentina

Friday, Jan 20, 2023 at 7:09 pm (GMT -3) -
6.8 quake Santiago Del Estero Prov., Argentina, Jan 20, 2023 7:09 pm (GMT -3)

#5: Mag 6.4 32 km southwest of Campo Gallo, Departamento de Alberdi, Santiago del Estero, Argentina

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023 at 3:37 pm (GMT -3) -
6.4 quake 32 km southwest of Campo Gallo, Departamento de Alberdi, Santiago del Estero, Argentina, Jan 24, 2023 3:37 pm (GMT -3)

#6: Mag 6.3 Philippine Sea, Japan

Monday, Jan 16, 2023 at 1:49 pm (GMT +9) -
6.3 quake Philippine Sea, Japan, Jan 16, 2023 1:49 pm (GMT +9)

#7: Mag 6.2 Indian Ocean, 42 km south of Singkil, Aceh, Indonesia

Monday, Jan 16, 2023 at 5:30 am (GMT +7) -
6.2 quake Indian Ocean, 42 km south of Singkil, Aceh, Indonesia, Jan 16, 2023 5:30 am (GMT +7)

#8: Mag 6.2 Caribbean Sea, 71 km west of Abymes, Guadeloupe

Friday, Jan 20, 2023 at 7:23 am (GMT -4) -
6.2 quake Caribbean Sea, 71 km west of Abymes, Guadeloupe, Jan 20, 2023 7:23 am (GMT -4)

#9: Mag 6.0 61 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2023 at 8:34 am (GMT +8) -
6.0 quake 61 km south of Gorontalo, Indonesia, Jan 18, 2023 8:34 am (GMT +8)

#10: Mag 6.0 South Pacific Ocean

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2023 at 8:17 am (GMT -8) -
6.0 quake South Pacific Ocean Jan 11, 2023 8:17 am (GMT -8)

Earthquake stats:

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Number of quakes and energy released vs magnitude
Number of quakes and energy vs magnitude
Magnitude of quakes and energy released vs time
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Tue, 31 Jan 2023, 21:00

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Etna (Sicily, Italy): (31 Jan) The effusive activity from the vent at 2850 m elevation at the eastern base of the SE crater complex remains active, but fluctuates strongly. While several new lava flows were seen on the surface near the vent yesterday, only one of them can still be seen weakly alimented this morning. ... Read all
Mon, 30 Jan 2023, 21:00

Volcanic activity worldwide 30 Jan 2023: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Sangay...

Map of today's active volcanoes
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