Earthquakes in the world on November 16 , 2020 (M4.5 or more)

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Nov 16 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Cape Town - Moderate shaking
  • Cape Town - Very strong shaking
  • Cape Town - Light shaking
  • Melkbosstrand - About 2 seconds
  • Cape town - Light shaking
  • West Coast, Cape Town - Very loud roaring sound and bed shaking. Lasted about 4 seconds. I thought waves were crashing down on our house as we live about 20km from the sea.
  • Cape Town - A few seconds of rumbling, and one small jolt. No damage, not even any alarms went off.
  • Cape Town, Western Cape - Bed shook. Got scared nothing damaged.
  • EMSC Solomon Islands Nov 16 22:45 5.4 80 MAP
    USGS 89 Km Sse Of Panguna, Papua New Guinea Nov 16 22:45 5.4 69 MAP
    GEOFON Solomon Islands Nov 16 22:45 5.5 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS 53 Km Wnw Of Vallenar, Chile Nov 16 20:18 5.0 44 MAP
    EMSC Offshore Atacama, Chile Nov 16 20:18 5.1 40 MAP
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Central Chile Nov 16 20:18 4.7 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taiwan Region Nov 16 20:14 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 16 18:37 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS 40 Km Sse Of Hengchun, Taiwan Nov 16 18:37 4.7 17 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Nov 16 18:37 4.7 10 MAP
    EMSC Ryukyu Islands, Japan Nov 16 15:08 5.0 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS 89 Km Sse Of Naze, Japan Nov 16 15:08 5.0 10 MAP
    GEOFON Ryukyu Islands, Japan Nov 16 15:08 5.2 10 MAP
    USGS 18 Km Ene Of Sipí, Colombia Nov 16 13:59 4.8 62 MAP
    GEOFON Colombia Nov 16 13:59 4.8 74 MAP
    EMSC Colombia Nov 16 13:59 4.8 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS 122 Km Wsw Of Ternate, Indonesia Nov 16 13:48 4.6 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Molucca Sea Nov 16 13:48 4.6 42 MAP
    USGS 151 Km W Of Lata, Solomon Islands Nov 16 13:42 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS 241 Km Sse Of Isangel, Vanuatu Nov 16 12:36 4.7 151 MAP
    EMSC Southeast Of Loyalty Islands Nov 16 12:36 4.7 152 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS South Shetland Islands Nov 16 11:21 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS 17 Km Ene Of Hihifo, Tonga Nov 16 07:51 4.6 110 MAP
    EMSC Tonga Nov 16 07:51 4.6 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS 73 Km E Of Hengchun, Taiwan Nov 16 07:19 4.8 62 MAP
    GEOFON Taiwan Region Nov 16 07:19 4.8 62 MAP
    EMSC Taiwan Region Nov 16 07:19 4.8 66 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGS - EMSC - GFZ - GEONET (New Zealand only)


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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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