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World Earthquake Report for Saturday, 15 August 2020

Saturday Aug 15, 2020 18:20 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 15 Aug 2020

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 15 Aug 2020

Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 37 quakes 4.0+, 102 quakes 3.0+, 175 quakes 2.0+ (318 total)
This report is being updated every hour.

Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 37 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 102 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 175 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher

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

#1: 5.8: Easter Island Region, Sat, 15 Aug 06h40
#2: 5.0: Southern Peru, Fri, 14 Aug 20h34
#3: 5.0: New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea), Sat, 15 Aug 04h45
#4: 5.0: Easter Island region, Sat, 15 Aug 10h48
#5: 4.9: South of Bali, Indonesia, Sat, 15 Aug 07h12
#6: 4.9: Talaud Islands, Indonesia, Sat, 15 Aug 10h53
#7: 4.8: South of Mariana Islands (Guam), Fri, 14 Aug 21h33
#8: 4.8: 112 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (Samoa), Sat, 15 Aug 04h58
#9: 4.8: Near S. Coast of New Guinea, PNG. (Papua New Guinea), Sat, 15 Aug 12h10
#10: 4.7: New Britain Region, P.N.G. (Papua New Guinea), Fri, 14 Aug 19h31

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 4.9: South of Bali, Indonesia, Sat, 15 Aug 07h1211 reports

A light to moderate magnitude 4.9 quake occurred at approx. 58 km depth and 150 km south of East Java or 200 km SW of Bali’s capital Denpasar. It was felt as light shaking by many people in the southern coastal areas of East Java and Bali.
There is no tsunami threat and no damage should be expected due to its depth and distance.
According to some people who sent in reports of their experience, the quake was felt during between 5-30 seconds. Some first heard a rumbling sound before actual shaking was perceived.
The quake is a result of the dominant tectonic setting of the area: the NNE-moving Australian plate is sliding (subducting) under the continental Sunda Plate, on which Java and Bali sit. In this area, the Australian plate moves at 71 mm per year, but this movement is not continuous, but in small and larger steps when earthquakes occur, releasing accumulated stress at the boundary between the top of the sinking Australian plate and the upper mantle beneath the Sunda plate, into which the former is sinking. Today’s quake was such an event: Australia moved a tiny bit closer to Bali, by a millimeter or so. Over the next few millions of years, the distance will continue to shrink considerably.

#2: 4.7: CHILE (Argentina), Sat, 15 Aug 11h1111 reports
#3: 3.9: 50 km NNE of Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands (British Virgin Islands), Sat, 15 Aug 03h375 reports
#4: 3.2: 4 km S of Guánica, Puerto Rico, Sat, 15 Aug 00h593 reports
#5: 3.0: South of Bali, Indonesia, Sat, 15 Aug 05h363 reports
#6: 3.0: 50 km al NO de Mejillones (Chile), Sat, 15 Aug 08h063 reports
#7: 3.4: Nw Mascara.arg (Algeria), Sat, 15 Aug 08h183 reports
#8: 3.0: 12 km NW of Stanley, Idaho (USA), Sat, 15 Aug 01h472 reports
#9: 2.4: 6km SW of Clayton, CA (USA), Sat, 15 Aug 05h372 reports
#10: 2.9: 6 km N of Gornja Breza, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Sat, 15 Aug 01h122 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 viernes, 14 ago 2020

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Tectonic setting of Java and Bali showing the NNE movement of the Australian Plate (image: USGS)
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