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World Earthquake Report for Friday, 23 October 2020

Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 13:20

13:20 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 23 Oct 2020

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 23 Oct 2020

Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 32 quakes 4.0+, 93 quakes 3.0+, 239 quakes 2.0+ (368 total)
This report is being updated every hour.
Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 32 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 93 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 239 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher

Total seismic energy estimate: 5.2 x 1013 joules (14.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 12390 tons of TNT or 0.8 atomic bombs!) learn more

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

#1: 5.8 quake: West Chile Rise, 23 Oct 2020 01:46
#2: 5.3 quake: south of the Fiji Islands, 23 Oct 2020 07:04
#3: 5.2 quake: Northern Mid Atlantic Ridge, 23 Oct 2020 00:33
#4: 5.0 quake: South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 22 Oct 2020 19:19
#5: 4.9 quake: Reykjanes Ridge, 22 Oct 2020 23:06
#6: 4.6 quake: south of the Fiji Islands, 23 Oct 2020 00:59
#7: 4.6 quake: 82 Km WNW of El Alto, Peru, 23 Oct 2020 02:21
#8: 4.6 quake: West Chile Rise, 23 Oct 2020 06:30
#9: 4.6 quake: 107 Km SSE of Sand Point, Alaska, USA, 23 Oct 2020 10:58
#10: 4.5 quake: 93 Km SE of Malita, Philippines, 22 Oct 2020 20:10

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 2.2 quake: 8 Km SE of Merritt Park, New York, USA, 22 Oct 2020 16:2322 reports
#2: 2.6 quake: Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA, Australia, 23 Oct 2020 03:585 reports
#3: 3.9 quake: 8km SW of Niland, CA, USA, 22 Oct 2020 20:593 reports

An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 just occurred 40 miles north of Mexicali, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). According to preliminary data, the quake occurred at a very shallow depth of 4.5 miles. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Niland (pop. 1000) at a distance of 5 miles with weak shaking, Calipatria (pop. 7,400) at a distance of 6 miles with weak shaking, Mexicali (pop. 597,100) at a distance of 40 miles with very weak shaking, San Luis Río Colorado (pop. 139,300) at a distance of 70 miles.

#4: 3.3 quake: SAN LUIS (Argentina), 22 Oct 2020 22:543 reports

Just 10 minutes ago at 22/10/2020 19:54:38 local time, a 3.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Villa Mercedes, Argentina, with a recorded depth of 10 km below the surface, considered shallow in seismological terms.
The event was filed by the INPRES agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Villa Mercedes (pop. 96,800) at a distance of 16 km with weak shaking, Justo Daract (pop. 9,700) at a distance of 48 km with very weak shaking, La Toma (pop. 6,700) at a distance of 56 km with very weak shaking, San Luis (pop. 184,000) at a distance of 78 km with very weak shaking.

#5: 3.6 quake: Gascoyne, WA, Australia, 22 Oct 2020 16:372 reports
#6: 3.2 quake: 3 Km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico, 22 Oct 2020 22:372 reports

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported only 27 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 11 km beneath the epicenter in the early evening on 22 October at 6.37 pm local time. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.1.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include Indios (pop. 1,700) at a distance of 3 km with weak shaking, Maria Antonia (pop. 1,500) at a distance of 6 km with weak shaking, Bayamón (pop. 203,500) at a distance of 86 km, San Juan (pop. 418,100) at a distance of 95 km.

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Previous news
3.2 quake: Sivrice (elazig), Turkey, 23 Oct 2020 12:02
The Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC) reported a magnitude 3.2 quake in Turkey near the town of Sivrice 1 hour and 5 minutes ago. The earthquake happened in the early afternoon on 23 October at 3.02 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 4.6 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change within the next hours as the agency continues to process seismic data. … read all

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 23 Oct 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.

4.3 quake: 49 Km SSW of Santa Cruz Zenzontepec, Mexico, 23 Oct 2020 08:53
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Mexico near the town of La Luz only 20 minutes ago. The earthquake happened in the early morning on 23 October at 3.53 am local time at a very shallow depth of 4 km. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report. … read all

3.4 quake: 3 Km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico, 23 Oct 2020 08:15
Just 38 minutes ago in the early morning on 23 October at 4.15 am local time, a 3.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Indios, Puerto Rico, with a recorded depth of 10 km below the surface, considered shallow in seismological terms. … read all

4.1 quake: 26 Km Al OESTE De  RIO GRANDE, OAX, Mexico, 23 Oct 2020 08:24
An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred at 2020-10-23 03:24:35 (Hora de México) local time near the town of Santa Rosa de Lima, Mexico, as reported by Mexico’s National Seismological Service (SSN). According to preliminary data, the quake occurred at a shallow depth of 16 km. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report. … read all

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