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World Earthquake Report for Friday, 21 August 2020

Friday Aug 21, 2020 20:20 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 21 Aug 2020

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 21 Aug 2020

Summary: 1 quake 6.0+, 2 quakes 5.0+, 29 quakes 4.0+, 87 quakes 3.0+, 210 quakes 2.0+ (329 total)
This report is being updated every hour.

Magnitude 6+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 5+: 2 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 29 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 87 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 210 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 7 or higher

Total seismic energy estimate: 1.4 x 1015 joules (397 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.4 atomic bombs!) [learn more]

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

#1: 6.9 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 21 Aug 2020 04h09
#2: 5.0 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 21 Aug 2020 04h42
#3: 5.0 quake: Sulawesi, Indonesia, 21 Aug 2020 11h35
#4: 4.9 quake: South Sandwich Islands region, 20 Aug 2020 21h22
#5: 4.9 quake: W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia, 21 Aug 2020 12h35
#6: 4.8 quake: 253 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, 21 Aug 2020 00h30
#7: 4.8 quake: Easter Island region, 21 Aug 2020 01h39
#8: 4.8 quake: New Zealand, 21 Aug 2020 17h54
#9: 4.7 quake: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 21 Aug 2020 04h18
#10: 4.7 quake: Luzon, Philippines, 21 Aug 2020 13h41

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 6.9 quake: Banda Sea (Indonesia), 21 Aug 2020 04h0918 reports
#2: 3.9 quake: Bulgaria, 21 Aug 2020 10h0014 reports
#3: 4.3 quake: Jharkhand Region, India, 21 Aug 2020 06h377 reports
#4: 4.7 quake: Luzon, Philippines, 21 Aug 2020 13h415 reports
#5: 3.6 quake: 15km SSW of Searles Valley, CA (USA), 21 Aug 2020 08h205 reports
#6: 2.0 quake: 5 km NNE of Lesslie, South Carolina (USA), 21 Aug 2020 11h574 reports
#7: 2.8 quake: 6 km WSW of Apache, Oklahoma (USA), 21 Aug 2020 03h393 reports
#8: 2.9 quake: 11km NNW of Santa Paula, CA (USA), 20 Aug 2020 22h562 reports
#9: 2.9 quake: 7km SW of Napa, CA (USA), 21 Aug 2020 00h052 reports
#10: 4.0 quake: Costa Rica, 21 Aug 2020 18h122 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, 20 ago 2020

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

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