Earthquakes in the world on May 20 , 2020 (M4.5 or more)

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ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake May 20 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Troy, MI, USA - I felt the house shake lightly, it surprised me. After it stopped, I went outside to check for damage. at first I thought it was a tree branch had fallen, but I found nothing. I realize it had to be a earthquake
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE - Lasted for about a minute
  • Bengaluru India - Felt weak shaking once. confirmed from others who were about 400 to 500 meters away from us at May 20th 2020 13:25PM.
  • Bangalore India - Building shook. As though there is an explosion
  • Bangalore India - The doors and the windows were shaking and a loud noise
  • Bangalore India - Windows and doors vibrated and a loud noise was heard.
  • Bengaluru India - The building were shaken twice and loud sound that experience as bomb exploded
  • bangalore India - Loud sonic boom , Bird started flying all around
  • Bangalore, India - It lasted for less than 3 seconds. No damages are seen at the moment.
  • Whitefield, India - Very weak shaking
  • BENGALURU - It happened at 1:25 PM IST. Felt like all the objects in the building were shaking. This lasted for l5-20 seconds.
  • Bangalore, India - Loud noise ,windows and doors vibrated
  • Bangalore, India - Strong shaking
  • Bangalore, India - I experienced it in bangalore
  • Bangalore, India - No shaking but very very loud bang / explosion sound
  • Bangalore, India - I even heard noise
  • Bangalore, India - I heard a loud this noise in Whitefield Bangalore today. Many of the people from different parts of Bangalore also heard.
  • Bangalore, India - Very weak shaking
  • Bangalore, India - Weak shaking
  • Bangalore, India - Weak shaking
  • Bangalore, India - Very weak shaking
  • Bengaluru, India - Very weak shaking
  • Bangalore, India - I just heard a \'boom!\' sound and saw the birds fly and all the dogs in apartment bark
  • Whitefield, India - Light shaking
  • Bengaluru, India - No Damage reported so far
  • Bangalore, India - Loud noise + Rattling windows around 13:30 No damages.
  • Bangalore, India - Moderate shaking
  • bangalore - Moderate shaking
  • Bangalore - No damage in property. There was shaking of doors for about 4 seconds and car alarms were going off.
  • Bangalore - Loud noise and door vibrating at around 13:30 hrs local time
  • Bangalore - As we were in office sitting in cabin suddenly got a light shaking in window and we were shocked to hear that was earth quake 😥
  • BANGALORE - Loud noise and all birds started flying
  • Bangalore - Lasted for 3-4 seconds. Thought as it was some blast near by.
  • Bangalore 560038 - Just a loud sound came as if something big fell, while no shaking was experienced except little tremors for a second or so due to the noise
  • Bangalore - Loud noise with shaking for a few seconds.
  • Banagalore - Just a couple of seconds, maybe less than one. There wasn't any damage. There was a loud sound. There's some construction going on next to our place, so we thought something had fallen over there, but we found out later it was an earthquake.
  • Bangalore - Lasted about a couple of seconds. There was an explosion sound and the house shook.
  • Bangalore - Just heard a big noise
  • Bengaluru - Heard some noise
  • Bengaluru - The sound was as strong as a thunderbolt... The closed kitchen door was banged as though a person out of anger banged but it ended like a thunderbolt.... Hence convinced myself as a thunderbolt. But there are no signs of rains too
  • Bangalore - Weak shaking
  • Bangalore - heard a loud explosion @ 1:30PM
  • Bangalore - Very loud noise with mild shaking felt. In and around mahadevapura
  • Bangalore - Strong shaking
  • Bangalore - Moderate shaking
  • Bangalore - Yeah sound
  • Bangalore - Weak shaking
  • Bangalore - Strong shaking
  • Bangalore - Light shaking with explosion sound.
  • bangalore, India - Felt door and windows shaking
  • Bangalore - There was a loud boom which seemed to come from far and a very slight shake of the building. It lasted possibly 2-3 secs. No damage
  • Bangalore - Loud noise like a thunder, doors went bang!
  • Bengaluru - Huge thud sound with shaking at around 1.25pm IST
  • Bangalore - Strong boom sound
  • City - The shake was not evident but the shockwave shook the windows in my house, the boom was loud enough for almost half of Bangalore city to hear.
  • Bangalore - One loud thud feel and a noise and a feel of a wave on the face. The building shook for just 3sec may be.
  • bengaluru - Very strong shaking
  • Bangalore - Strong shaking
  • Hosur - Light shaking
  • Bangalore - We could hear 2 sounds with a break of fraction of a second in between sounds along with glass doors rattling.
  • Bengaluru - It sounded like a bomb blast or thunder and lasted about 3-4 seconds
  • Bangalore - Light shaking
  • Bangalore - Strong shaking
  • Bangalore - Light tremors felt with shock waves lasting approximately 3 seconds. Sounded like a blast happening at a distant place. Was not strong enough to shake objects inside the house.
  • Bangalore - There was a very loud noise , like a bomb burst somewhere in the vicinity with sharp shaking which Barely lasted a few seconds
  • Bangalore - Loud boom and everything shaking
  • Some where - Very weak shaking
  • Ulsoor - Loud sound
  • Bangalore - It was just a loud boom and then rattling.
  • Bengaluru - Weak shaking
  • banglore - A very loud sound and very week shake for 3 sec.
  • Bangalore - Huge sound was felt
  • Bangalore - Big Bang sound, doors and floors shaking
  • Bangalore - Weak shaking
  • Bangalore - loud sound
  • Bangalore - Weak shaking
  • Bangalore - Weak shaking
  • Bengaluru - 5 sec
  • bangalore - It sounded like a thunder
  • Bangalore - There was a loud explosion followed by vibrations.
  • Bangalore - I felt a earthquake like sound and shake around vijayanagar. Balaraj
  • Bangalore - Moderate shaking
  • KR PURAM, Bangalore - Strong boom sound
  • Hosur - Loud sound followed by mild tremors
  • Bangalore - It was just a second like boom ,sound .
  • Bangalore - It was just a second like boom ,sound .
  • banglore - i thought it was an earthquake but it was an sonicboom because my daughter is a genius in science
  • Mahadevpura - Light shaking
  • Bengaluru - Weak shaking
  • Bangalore - Moderate shaking
  • Bangalore - Explosive sound and weak shaking
  • Sarjapur - Very weak shaking
  • Bangalore - Very weak shaking
  • Bangalore - Felt like a bomb exploding in the next building and windows shaking
  • bangalore - loud sound was heard at around 1:25 a boom no shaking was there but extremely loud sound
  • Banglore - Heard loud sound around 1.30.
  • Bangalore - Moderate shaking
  • Banaglore - Strong shaking
  • Bangalore - Very weak shaking
  • Bangalore - Light shaking
  • bangalore - Very weak shaking
  • Bangalore - It was around 1:45pm today when I entered into my kitchen. It was around 7-10min. later when there was a sudden heavy sound with a strong jerk felt for around 5-7 seconds. I was shocked! I felt as if some large construction site nearby collapsed.
  • Bangalore - Heard a loud rattling sound while i was having lunch.
  • BENGALURU - Light shaking
  • Bangalore - Huge sound as if some explosion happened. Mistakened it for Thunder. But this is something different
  • Bangalore - There's nothing as such. It was just a mirage fighter jet that went past and made a huge noise. That's all. And now since the testing of flights are going on it's common to hear such noises.
  • Bangalore - Heard huge sound like thunder.. all birds flew
  • Bangalore - Loud noise as if some explosion has occurred. Heard near kadubeesanahalli.
  • Banglore - Loud boom
  • Bangalore - We heard a loud noise and a mild shaking of the doors and windows. Something similar to a thunderstorm but no damage to property or loss of life. We could hardly feel any shaking but the sound was very evident
  • Bangalore - A loud sonic boom that shook windows and doors
  • Bangalore - Just heard a loud sound and felt vibration
  • Bengaluru - Our doors wood and glass, shook heavily like a rumble, as if someone banged it continuously. We got scared as it was so loud,
  • BENGALURU - I felt like someone was hitting my building. And sounded like the window was being hit
  • Bangalore - Moderate shaking
  • Bangalore - Loud sound as if something was crashing
  • Bengaluru - Very strong shaking
  • Bangalore - Loud bassy boom with a shift of vibration through the building. Walls floors and ceilings vibrating strongly and doors and windows shaking and rattling loudly
  • Bangalore - Suddenly one big sound at 1.30PM. Felt like thunderstorm, but later realise it was an earthquake. The doors and windows are shaking for a second. No dammage to the property.
  • Bangalore - Weak shaking
  • Bangalore - A loud sound with little vibrations
  • Banglore - Very weak shaking
  • Banglore - Very weak shaking
  • bengaluru - Weak shaking
  • Bengaluru - Not sure heard it was like a earthquake, but need to wait for the proper news what was it actually? hope nothing serious issues have happened.
  • Bangalore - Boom sound Around
  • bangalore - Light shaking
  • Bangalore - NO Damages
  • Bangalore - Weak shaking
  • BANGALORE - Seems Earthquake
  • Bangalore - Heard loud voice and earth was shaken
  • Bangalore - Sounds and shook
  • Bangalore - There was a BOOM sound and minor shaking
  • Bangalore - Heard a loud sound around 1:25pm thought it was a thunder but looked sunny outside....
  • C V Raman Nagar - The sound was powerful and Sharp. Time :1 : 45 pm
  • Hoodi, Bangalore - Weak shaking
  • Karthik nagar - Loud sound with shake of 5sec....
  • Marathahalli - Light shaking
  • Bengaluru - No tremors but a loud bang from an unknown source mostly from the skies... Time aprox. around 1.25pm IST
  • Bangalore - No visible property damage , but the windows and doors shook for 2-3 seconds along with loud sound.
  • Bangalore - Heard a loud explosion.
  • Bengaluru - We heard a loud sound.
  • bangalore - a very big sound !!!!
  • Bangalore - Nothing much except a really loud boom
  • Bangaluru - Very strong Explosion sound; doors, window panes and objects places were shaken for couple of seconds
  • Bangalore - Lasted for about 3-4 seconds
  • Bangalore - Around 3-4 seconds. No damage
  • bangalore - Felt the building started shaking
  • Bangalore - Very strong shaking
  • bangalore - i was sitting suddenly felt a big sound similar to "BOOM" and entrance glass door vibrated, not sure its a earth quake but sound has been heard across almost for 50km stretch even its there on the news presently
  • bangalore - not even damage the windows all started vibrating and it lasted for only 3to5 seconds I think it was super sonic ultra wave or vibration
  • Bangalore - Moderate shaking
  • Sarjapura village - there was a very loud sound
  • Bangalore - Light shaking
  • Bangalore - There was boom sound heard inside my office thought it was a fighter jet flying but when i saw in social media I have doubt whether it was an earthquake or a supersonic boom of a fighter jet.
  • Electronic City - Not sure what exactly happened.
  • Bangalore - 3 -4 seconds
  • Bangalore - Light shaking
  • bengluru - Very weak shaking
  • bangalore - As I Was Working From My Room, I just Heard A loud Sound And the window shaken, thought it might be something Follow en but my Hubby called me and asked about it then i was shoked.
  • Hosur - Very weak shaking
  • Bengaluru - I was sleeping, and i heard a loud thunder like sound and i thought it was gonna rain now, but the sound was too aggressive as said sonic boom. And everyone were on the street to confirm what was that and we had no clue
  • Ram Murthy Nagar - Thunder like sound while having lunch.
  • Bangalore - Felt weak shaking , doors and windows were shaking.
  • Bangalore - Very weak shaking
  • Bangalore - Felt weak shaking , doors and windows were shaking.
  • bengaluru - Weak shaking
  • Bangalore - HSR Layout - Felt weak shaking , doors and windows were shaking.
  • Bangaore - Strong shaking
  • Bangalore - I heard a loud sound sounded like an atom bomb..thought its a terriost attack
  • Bangalore - Window and door was shuttering. Minor tremor but freaked out the minute it happened.
  • Bengaluru - It was a big boom and loud and heard our windows and kitchenware shake. We were having a small religious function at the same time and we were all shocked for a few seconds.
  • Bangalore - Moderate shaking
  • Bangalore - a loud noise was caused due to Sukhoi 30 fighter jet.... Read more at: https://newsable.asianetnews.com/india/loud-noise-in-bengaluru-hal-confirms-it-was-caused-by-fighter-jet-qaml1zk https://newsable.asianetnews.com/india/loud-noise-in-bengaluru-hal-confirms-it-was-caused-by-fighter-jet-qaml1z
  • Bangalore - a loud noise was caused due to Sukhoi 30 fighter jet.... Read more at: https://newsable.asianetnews.com/india/loud-noise-in-bengaluru-hal-confirms-it-was-caused-by-fighter-jet-qaml1z
  • Bangalore - Moderate shaking
  • Bangalore - Strong shaking
  • Mahadevpur, India - Mild shaking with ultrasonic kind sound lasted for few seconds.
  • Sidmouth, UK - Strong rumble on and off for 5-10 seconds
  • Bangalore - Was cleaning inside my home with balcony door half open with door stopper, keeping all my glass sliding windows shut since it's windy past one week.Then a sudden shut of my door due a strong blow of dusty wind (similar to that of wind following a speed racing car ) and was followed with a weird blast like sound from outside after the abrupt door shut and ,the closed slidding windows sorta vibrated due to this wind..but everyone at their balconies & streets came out and found only dustywind.
  • Antananarivo, Madagascar - Des vibrations a répétition assez violentes
  • Bangalore - It was around 1:20 noon on 20th of May. It was a huge sound that felt like a thunder beside my home. Very frightening but there was no clue with earthquake.
  • USGS Methoni, Greece May 20 23:43 5.7 20 MAP
    EMSC Central Mediterranean Sea May 20 23:43 6.2 10 MAP
    GEOFON Central Mediterranean Sea May 20 23:43 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • St juliens - Strong shaking
  • USGS Lakatoro, Vanuatu May 20 20:31 5.3 179 MAP
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands May 20 20:31 5.1 181 MAP
    EMSC Vanuatu May 20 20:31 5.4 179 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Of Alaska May 20 17:18 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Alaska May 20 17:18 4.6 15 MAP
    GEOFON South Of Alaska May 20 17:13 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC South Of Alaska May 20 17:13 5.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chirikof Island, Alaska May 20 17:13 4.6 10 MAP
    GEOFON Eastern Mediterranean Sea May 20 15:44 4.6 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Calama, Chile May 20 15:29 4.7 98 MAP
    EMSC Tarapaca, Chile May 20 15:29 4.7 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tubalan, Philippines May 20 13:56 4.9 182 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines May 20 13:56 4.9 170 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 20 13:56 5.1 180 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Tonga Islands May 20 13:46 5.2 92 MAP
    EMSC Tonga May 20 13:46 5.1 89 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hihifo, Tonga May 20 13:46 5.1 72 MAP
    USGS Sarangani, Philippines May 20 12:45 5.0 92 MAP
    GEOFON Mindanao, Philippines May 20 12:45 5.0 93 MAP
    EMSC Mindanao, Philippines May 20 12:45 5.0 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Manay, Davao Oriental - It wasnt that strong thats why theres no casualties and or other damages.
  • GEOFON Nevada May 20 12:36 4.7 10 MAP
    USGS Tonopah, Nevada May 20 12:36 5.0 11 MAP
    EMSC Nevada May 20 12:36 4.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hachijo-jima, Japan May 20 11:45 4.6 42 MAP
    EMSC Izu Islands, Japan Region May 20 11:45 4.6 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Cafayate, Argentina May 20 10:42 5.0 31 MAP
    EMSC Catamarca, Argentina May 20 10:42 5.1 2 MAP
    GEOFON Catamarca Province, Argentina May 20 10:42 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua May 20 05:59 4.6 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua May 20 05:59 4.7 35 MAP
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua May 20 05:59 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of Nicaragua May 20 03:30 5.1 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Nicaragua May 20 03:30 4.9 33 MAP
    USGS Masachapa, Nicaragua May 20 03:30 4.9 20 MAP
    GEOFON Crete, Greece May 20 02:12 4.8 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ierapetra, Greece May 20 02:12 4.8 6 MAP
    EMSC Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia May 20 00:38 4.6 81 MAP I Felt It INFO

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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