QUAKES SE OF TOKYO, JAPAN, KUWAIT

 

EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY FOR NOVEMBER 15, 2019

 

The strongest earthquake in the world today was an M 5.3 off the southeast coast of Tokyo, Japan. An M 5.3 also hit the area on October 12, 2019 but the only event in 2019 of larger magnitude within about 100 km of this epicenter was an M 5.7 on July 29, 2019. Forecast 119993 had expected today's event was likely within about 30 km of the epicenter around November 15.

 

O: 16NOV2019 02:51:49  34.1N  141.7E mb=5.3  EMSC   OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPA

P: 15NOV2019 119993    34.0N  142.0E 4.0-5.3 AAAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

An unusual pair of light to moderate earthquakes of M 3.8 and 4.0 occurred today in Kuwait. This is probably associated with oil extraction in the region, but earthquakes in Kuwait are unusual at this magnitude. The last earthquake with  M>=4 in Kuwait was an M 4.0 on April 2, 2017 and prior to that an M 4.4 on March 21, 2015. Forecast 120009 had expected this activity in the more active area to the northeast around November 13.

 

O: 15NOV2019 20:49:26  29.9N   47.7E ML=3.8  EMSC   KUWAIT REGION                

O: 15NOV2019 11:47:39  29.9N   47.7E ML=4.0  EMSC   KUWAIT REGION                

P: 13NOV2019 120009    32.0N   49.0E 3.8-5.3 ABAAA  So. Iran                    

 

The strongest earthquake in the U.S. or Canada today was an M 3.8 in the Alaska Peninsula. It was not reported felt in this remote area. This follows similar earthquakes of M 4.4 and 4.3 in the area on October 26-27, 2019. Forecast 120069 had expected today's activity was likely around November 16.

 

O: 15NOV2019 19:01:23  54.9N  160.1W ML=3.8  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA             

P: 16NOV2019 120069    54.3N  161.4W 3.5-4.8 AAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

Far-field activity from the M 7.1 in the Molucca Sea yesterday has not yet began in earnest. Some indications are that volcanic activity at nodal distances may occur. The Molucca Sea event is at the same distance from California as those recent large quakes in Mindanao and Halmahera and Seram so triggering from  Molucca in this area is not expected to be large. Earthquake of M 4.6 in the area north of Honduras and an M 5.2 in Central Chile were probably promoted by energy from Molucca as they lie at 144 degrees from that mainshock, a distance where energy is concentrated on the surface after large events.

OTHER GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY

 

For most events there are two listings. The first line is the observed event starting with "O:" for Observed. There follows the date, month and year, the time in UT hours:minutes:seconds, the latitude and longitude, the given magnitude and the reporting agency followed by the geographic location. The second line starts with "P:" This is the forecast event as forecast in our summaries normally more than a month in advance. Magnitudes may vary in response to updated seismic watches and daily variations due to tidal and other influences. This line has the forecast date, month and year, the forecast number, latitude, longitude and forecast magnitude range.  This is followed by a comparison between the forecast and the event. The comparison includes letters A-D. The first is number of days difference from predicted (A:up to 2, B3-5; C:6-10; D:more than 10), Difference in latitude (A:up to 1 degree; B:1-2 degrees; C:2-4 degrees; D:more than 4 degrees); longitude (same comparison as with latitude); magnitude (A: within forecast range; B: higher than forecast range; C: lower than forecast range; D: no comparison possible). The last letter is a stand in for a future comparison which needs to be done statistically after a large number of forecasts have been made. In previous data, an excellent match is generally AAAAA; a good match as one or two B's; a fair match has several B's and C's and a poor match is one which contains a number of C's or D's. 

 

ASIA

 

O: 16NOV2019 06:23:24  37.0N   71.8E mb=4.5  EMSC   TAJIKISTAN                   

P: 18NOV2019 119979    38.0N   73.0E 3.8-5.1 AAAAA  Hindu Kush/Pakistan        

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Asia today.

 

INDONESIA AND PHILIPPINES

 

O: 16NOV2019 03:10:59   1.3N  126.5E ML=4.0  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 16NOV2019 06:21:31   1.4N  126.3E ML=4.1  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 12:41:34   1.4N  126.5E mb=4.6  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 10:04:12   1.5N  126.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 16:22:45   1.5N  126.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 16NOV2019 03:01:58   1.5N  126.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 09:50:42   1.5N  126.4E ML=4.1  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 23:03:56   1.5N  126.4E ML=4.1  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 12:52:24   1.6N  126.4E Mw=5.1  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 15:19:36   1.6N  126.5E ML=4.1  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 16NOV2019 03:29:30   1.6N  126.5E ML=4.2  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 23:44:33   1.6N  126.5E Mw=4.9  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 22:02:03   1.6N  126.5E mb=4.7  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 16NOV2019 03:40:57   1.6N  126.5E mb=4.8  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 09:36:24   1.6N  126.5E mb=5.0  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 08:08:49   1.6N  126.6E mb=5.0  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 11:30:48   1.7N  126.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 19:24:48   1.7N  126.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 23:35:00   1.7N  126.4E ML=4.0  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 18:29:15   1.7N  126.4E ML=4.2  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 12:21:08   1.7N  126.5E ML=4.1  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 14:45:31   1.7N  126.5E ML=4.1  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 14:23:51   1.7N  126.5E ML=4.4  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 16NOV2019 02:24:41   1.7N  126.5E ML=4.5  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 16NOV2019 01:16:33   1.7N  126.5E mb=4.3  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 16NOV2019 03:12:34   1.7N  126.6E mb=4.9  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 16:43:49   1.7N  126.7E mb=4.4  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 12:08:29   1.8N  126.6E mb=4.4  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA

O: 15NOV2019 08:57:06   1.2N  125.0E ML=4.0  EMSC   MOLUCCA SEA                  

P: 13NOV2019 119907     1.0N  123.0E 4.0-5.3 AABAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

O: 15NOV2019 19:36:45   0.5N  121.1E ML=4.3  EMSC   MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA

P: 21NOV2019 119899     0.0N  122.0E 4.0-5.4 CAAAA  Celebes Sea                

 

O: 16NOV2019 06:50:37   0.9S  128.1E ML=4.0  EMSC   HALMAHERA, INDONESIA         

O: 16NOV2019 02:33:21   1.0S  127.3E mb=4.1  EMSC   KEPULAUAN OBI, INDONESIA     

P: 20NOV2019 119915     3.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.3 BBAAA  Ceram area                 

 

O: 15NOV2019 21:02:04   3.5S  128.3E mb=4.5  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA             

O: 15NOV2019 22:35:14   3.6S  128.3E ML=4.0  EMSC   SERAM, INDONESIA             

P: 15NOV2019 119915     4.0S  127.0E 4.0-5.3 AABAA  Ceram area                 

 

O: 15NOV2019 19:30:27   3.9S   99.4E ML=4.1  EMSC   SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESI

P: 17NOV2019 119927     2.0S   99.0E 4.0-5.3 ABAAA  So. of Sumatera             

 

O: 15NOV2019 07:06:55   4.4S  101.8E mb=4.8  EMSC   SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA  

P: 14NOV2019 119928     4.0S  102.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  So. of Sumatera            

 

O: 16NOV2019 02:34:24   5.4S  146.8E mb=4.7  EMSC   EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G

P: 20NOV2019 119921     6.0S  147.0E 4.0-5.3 BAAAA  New Ireland                

 

O: 15NOV2019 08:34:52   6.9N  125.2E ML=4.0  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES        

O: 16NOV2019 01:36:36   7.4N  124.8E mb=4.6  EMSC   MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES        

P: 21NOV2019 119907     6.0N  124.0E 4.0-5.3 BBAAA  Mindanao, Philippines      

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.6 in Mindanao, Philippines  was felt with intensity IV in San Miguel, Mindanao and II-III in the area(s) of Samal, Mindanao, Philippines.

 

O: 15NOV2019 11:40:30   8.4S  116.1E mb=4.4  EMSC   LOMBOK REGION, INDONESIA     

P: 13NOV2019 120093    11.0S  118.0E 4.0-5.3 ACBAA  So. of Indonesia           

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.4 in Lombok, Indonesia  was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Mataram and Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia.

 

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

 

O: 15NOV2019 10:09:23   1.8S   77.8W ML=4.1  EMSC   ECUADOR                      

O: 15NOV2019 14:38:34   2.3S   77.8W ML=4.0  EMSC   PERU-ECUADOR BORDER REGION   

P: 13NOV2019 119916     2.0S   78.0W 4.0-5.3 AAAAA  Ecuador                    

 

O: 15NOV2019 15:40:33  15.0N   94.2W ML=4.0  EMSC   OFF COAST OF CHIAPAS, MEXICO 

P: 14NOV2019 119934    16.0N   94.0W 3.5-5.0 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 15NOV2019 20:11:10  16.1N   97.3W ML=4.0  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P: 16NOV2019 119947    15.0N   98.0W 3.5-5.0 ABAAA  Oaxaca, Mexico             

 

O: 15NOV2019 21:07:04  17.0N   85.6W mb=4.7  EMSC   NORTH OF HONDURAS            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.4 in Honduras was felt with intensity IV in Sandy Bay, Honduras and II-III in the area(s) of Honduras at Jose Santos Guardiola and Monte Placentero.

 

O: 16NOV2019 06:04:36  17.0N   94.2W ML=4.1  EMSC   OAXACA, MEXICO               

P: 14NOV2019 119934    16.0N   94.0W 3.5-5.0 AAAAA  Chiapas, Mexico            

 

O: 15NOV2019 14:07:00  17.1S   72.0W ML=4.3  EMSC   NEAR COAST OF SOUTHERN PERU  

P: 15NOV2019 120092    16.0S   71.0W 4.0-5.3 ABAAA  So. Peru/Bolivia           

 

O: 15NOV2019 09:17:39  18.0N   72.0W ML=3.3  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

P: 15NOV2019 119954    18.0N   72.0W 3.0-4.3 AAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 15NOV2019 09:29:51  17.8N   70.6W ML=3.2  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REGION    

O: 15NOV2019 12:31:39  18.8N   69.4W ML=3.1  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC           

O: 15NOV2019 14:42:44  19.0N   70.2W ML=3.0  EMSC   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC           

P: 13NOV2019 119950    18.0N   69.0W 3.4-4.8 AAAAA  Puerto Rico                

 

O: 16NOV2019 03:41:33  19.1N   64.0W Md=3.6  EMSC   VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION        

P: 17NOV2019 119954    20.0N   65.0W 3.0-4.3 AAAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 15NOV2019 15:24:50  19.2N   73.1W ML=3.4  EMSC   HAITI REGION                 

P: 15NOV2019 119954    18.0N   72.0W 3.0-4.3 ABAAA  Bahamas/No. Caribbean      

 

O: 16NOV2019 02:00:02  24.9N  101.8W ML=4.1  EMSC   ZACATECAS, MEXICO            

 

O: 15NOV2019 18:06:54  28.0N  112.1W ML=3.7  EMSC   GULF OF CALIFORNIA           

O: 15NOV2019 08:46:47  25.1N  112.4W ML=4.1  EMSC   OFFSHORE BAJA CALIF. SUR, MEXI

P: 19NOV2019 119956    25.0N  113.0W 3.5-5.0 BAAAA  Gulf of California         

 

O: 15NOV2019 17:16:41  34.0S   72.3W Mw=5.2  EMSC   OFFSHORE O'HIGGINS, CHILE    

P: 18NOV2019 120107    33.0S   73.0W 4.0-5.4 BAAAA  Central Chile              

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 5.2 in Central Chile  was felt with intensity VI at Valparaiso, Central Chile and II-III in the area(s) of Chile at San Antonio, Melipilla, Vina del Mar, Curico, Santiago and Calera.

 

 

AFRICA AND EUROPE

 

O: 15NOV2019 20:49:26  29.9N   47.7E ML=3.8  EMSC   KUWAIT REGION                

O: 15NOV2019 11:47:39  29.9N   47.7E ML=4.0  EMSC   KUWAIT REGION                

P: 13NOV2019 120009    32.0N   49.0E 3.8-5.3 ABAAA  So. Iran                    

 

O: 15NOV2019 07:50:01  41.5N   20.7E ML=3.9  EMSC   REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA  

P: 21NOV2019 120042    40.0N   21.0E 3.0-4.9 CBAAA  Romania/NW Turkey          

 

O: 15NOV2019 18:15:14  37.2N   23.9E ML=4.1  EMSC   SOUTHERN GREECE              

P: 17NOV2019 119987    37.0N   21.0E 3.0-4.4 AABAA  No. Greece                 

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 4.5 in Greece  was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Greece at Kholargos, Attiki.

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in Europe today.

 

SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

 

O: 16NOV2019 04:17:54  11.7S  166.6E mb=4.8  EMSC   SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS           

P: 15NOV2019 120096    11.0S  166.0E 4.0-5.4 AAAAA  Vanuatu Islands            

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported in the Southwest Pacific region today.

 

OCEAN RIDGES

 

No significant (M>=5) or unusual earthquakes were reported on Ocean Ridges today.

 

 

ZEALANDIA AND AUSTRALIA REGION

 

No earthquakes of M>=4 were recorded in the regions of Zealandia or Australia

today. GeoNet did not report any felt events in the area.

 

JAPAN AND KURIL ISLANDS

 

O: 16NOV2019 02:51:49  34.1N  141.7E mb=5.3  EMSC   OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPA

P: 15NOV2019 119993    34.0N  142.0E 4.0-5.3 AAAAA  Off East Coast Honshu      

 

U.S./CANADA*

 

WESTERN U.S./CANADA

 

CALIFORNIA

 

 

O: 14NOV2019 13:36:40  35.6N  117.4W Ml=2.4  EMSC   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 16NOV2019 120006    35.8N  117.6W 2.5-4.3 AAAAA  So. California             

 

O: 15NOV2019 19:52:56  35.8N  120.4W Md=2.0  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

O: 16NOV2019 05:40:10  36.8N  121.3W Md=2.1  EMSC   CENTRAL CALIFORNIA           

P: 17NOV2019 119971    36.6N  120.7W 2.5-4.3 AAAAA  Central California         

 

O: 15NOV2019 07:09:27  37.8N  115.0W ml=2.0  EMSC   NEVADA                       

P: 21NOV2019 119967    37.8N  115.8W 2.5-4.3 CAAAA  California/Nevada area     

P: 21NOV2019 119985    37.3N  114.9W 2.5-4.4 CAAAA  Nevada area                

 

O: 15NOV2019 22:29:48  38.8N  122.8W ML=3.3  EMSC   NORTHERN CALIFORNIA          

P: 17NOV2019 119973    38.8N  122.8W 2.5-4.3 AAAAA  Central California         

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.3 in the Geysers, California was felt with intensity IV in Kelseyville, California and II-III in the area(s) of the Geyserville, Healdsburg, Calisoga, Lakeport, Santa Rosa and Saint Helena and Middletown, California.

 

O: 15NOV2019 14:31:10  41.2N  115.4W ml=2.2  EMSC   NEVADA                       

 

 

ALASKA

 

O: 15NOV2019 19:01:23  54.9N  160.1W ML=3.8  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA             

P: 16NOV2019 120069    54.3N  161.4W 3.5-4.8 AAAAA  Unimak Islands, Aleutians  

 

O: 16NOV2019 06:03:53  57.4N  153.0W ml=3.1  EMSC   KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA 

P: 17NOV2019 120080    55.0N  150.0W 3.0-4.6 ACBAA  Northern Alaska            

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.1 in Kodiak Island, Alaska  was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Kodiak, Alaska.

 

O: 15NOV2019 10:36:40  58.0N  156.4W ml=3.1  EMSC   ALASKA PENINSULA             

P: 21NOV2019 120051    54.7N  156.9W 3.5-4.9 CCAAA  Alaska Peninsula           

 

O: 15NOV2019 13:53:10  61.5N  146.3W ml=3.0  EMSC   SOUTHERN ALASKA              

P: 16NOV2019 120073    61.2N  147.4W 3.2-4.8 AAAAA  Central Alaska             

 

NEIC reported this earthquake of M 3.0 in Southern Alaska  was felt with intensity II-III in the area(s) of Southern Alaska at Valdez.

 

O: 15NOV2019 11:15:21  64.5N  162.7W ML=3.2  EMSC   NORTHERN ALASKA              

P:  7NOV2019 119830    64.7N  157.9W 3.5-4.9 CACAA  Alaska Peninsula            

 

PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN U.S./WESTERN CANADA

 

O: 15NOV2019 20:13:07  47.8N  117.4W Ml=2.0  EMSC   WASHINGTON                   

P:  6NOV2019 119807    47.7N  117.4W 2.0-3.8 CAAAA  Montana/Idaho              

 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION

 

O: 16NOV2019 03:53:47  31.7N  104.3W ML=2.5  EMSC   WESTERN TEXAS                

P: 14NOV2019 119998    32.5N  104.6W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  SW U.S.A                   

 

O: 15NOV2019 19:17:49  47.4N  112.9W ML=2.8  EMSC   WESTERN MONTANA              

P:  8NOV2019 119829    46.4N  111.4W 2.0-3.8 CAAAA  Yellowstone/Wyoming        

 

EASTERN U.S./CANADA

 

O: 15NOV2019 19:09:39  35.1N   95.3W mb=2.5  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

O: 15NOV2019 09:41:35  35.1N   95.4W ML=2.1  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

O: 16NOV2019 00:34:05  35.1N   95.4W mb=2.4  EMSC   OKLAHOMA                     

P: 17NOV2019 120012    35.0N   97.0W 2.0-3.9 AAAAA  Southern Plains            

 

O: 15NOV2019 22:20:46  37.8N   81.7W mb=2.8  EMSC   WEST VIRGINIA                

P: 19NOV2019 119981    35.0N   83.0W 2.0-3.8 BCAAA  Kentucky/Tennessee/NC      

 

HAWAII

 

No earthquakes of M>=3 were located in Hawaii.