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World Earthquake Report for Friday, 14 August 2020

Friday Aug 14, 2020 18:20 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 14 Aug 2020

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 14 Aug 2020

Summary: 3 quakes 5.0+, 29 quakes 4.0+, 66 quakes 3.0+, 168 quakes 2.0+ (266 total)
This report is being updated every hour.

Magnitude 5+: 3 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 29 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 66 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 168 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher

Total seismic energy estimate: 1.8 x 1013 joules (4.95 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4255 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (past 24 hours):

#1: M 5.1 quake: South of Tonga Islands on Fri, 14 Aug 09h11
#2: M 5.0 quake: Tonga Islands (Samoa) on Fri, 14 Aug 11h50
#3: M 5.0 quake: Timor Region, Indonesia on Fri, 14 Aug 13h21
#4: M 4.9 quake: South Indian Ocean on Fri, 14 Aug 17h58
#5: M 4.8 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia) on Thu, 13 Aug 22h55
#6: M 4.8 quake: south of Tonga on Thu, 13 Aug 23h34
#7: M 4.8 quake: Off Coast of Jalisco, Mexico on Fri, 14 Aug 09h30
#8: M 4.8 quake: Xizang (China) on Fri, 14 Aug 12h58
#9: M 4.7 quake: Sulawesi, Indonesia on Thu, 13 Aug 22h56
#10: M 4.7 quake: New Zealand on Fri, 14 Aug 08h36

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: M 4.4 quake: Colombia on Fri, 14 Aug 02h3414 reports
#2: M 4.0 quake: Crete, Greece on Fri, 14 Aug 13h468 reports
#3: M 2.9 quake: 6 km SW of La Malbaie, Canada on Fri, 14 Aug 06h596 reports

Shortly before 3 am, a small, shallow 2.9 earthquake hit near La Malbaie, approx. 130 km NE of Québec city.

Many residents from areas close to the epicenter felt the quake during the night as light or very light shake. A user from La Malbaie reported that “the house was shaking for about 10 seconds“.

Most of eastern Canada lies on a tectonically very stable part of the North American continental plate. This region has therefore only few and typically smaller earthquakes. However, quakes of magnitudes of 5 or even higher occur occasionally, every few years to decades, especially in the Western Quebec Seismic Zone north of Toronto.

Significant quakes related to seismic activity in the Western Quebec Seismic Zone include:

– a devastating magnitude 5.8 quake on 16 Sep 1732, which severely damaged the city of Montreal,

– the Cornwall–Massena earthquake on 5 Sep 1944, a 5.8 event near the US-Canadian border at Massena, New York,

– the magnitude 5.0 2010 Central Canada earthquake on 23 June, widely felt in Ottawa and parts of Québec (but no major damage)

– the magnitude 5.1 2013 Central Canada earthquake on 17 May 2013, felt by thousands of people.

#4: M 3.7 quake: 26 km NW of Stanley, Idaho (USA) on Thu, 13 Aug 19h544 reports
#5: M 2.7 quake: Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA (Australia) on Fri, 14 Aug 15h534 reports
#6: M 3.4 quake: 26 km NW of Stanley, Idaho (USA) on Fri, 14 Aug 06h342 reports
#7: M 3.2 quake: 9 km NW of Perry, Oklahoma (USA) on Fri, 14 Aug 08h272 reports
#8: M 3.5 quake: Crete, Greece on Fri, 14 Aug 14h152 reports

Earthquake stats:

Number of quakes and energy released vs time

Number of quakes and energy vs time

Number of quakes and energy released vs magnitude

Number of quakes and energy vs magnitude

Magnitude of quakes and energy released vs time

Magnitude of quakes and energy vs time

Largest 20 quakes past 24 hours

Largest 20 quakes on jueves, 13 ago 2020

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

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