Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world
See also: Monthly reports

World Earthquake Report for Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Thu, 17 Dec 2020, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 Dec 2020
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 Dec 2020

Summary: 6 quakes 5.0+, 28 quakes 4.0+, 101 quakes 3.0+, 259 quakes 2.0+ (394 total)
Global seismic activity level on 16 December 2020: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 6 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 28 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 101 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 259 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 4.3 x 1013 joules (11.9 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10204 tons of TNT or 0.6 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (16 Dec 2020):

#1: 5.5 quake 45 km southwest of Arequipa, Peru, 16 Dec 12:48 pm (GMT -5)
#2: 5.3 quake North Pacific Ocean, 35 km south of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, 16 Dec 10:28 am (GMT +9)
#3: 5.3 quake North Pacific Ocean, 119 mi south of Sand Point, Alaska, USA, 15 Dec 6:49 pm (GMT -11)
#4: 5.2 quake 42 km west of Mendi, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea, 17 Dec 2:08 am (GMT +10)
#5: 5.2 quake Philippine Sea, 128 km southeast of Mati, Davao, Philippines, 17 Dec 5:44 am (GMT +8)
#6: 5.0 quake Bering Sea, 77 mi southwest of Adak, Alaska, USA, 16 Dec 9:13 am (GMT -10)
#7: 4.9 quake Mindanao Sea, 47 km southwest of Sarangani, Davao del Sur, Philippines, 16 Dec 6:30 pm (GMT +8)
#8: 4.9 quake West Papua, 191 km west of Nabire (Papua), Indonesia, 17 Dec 12:06 am (GMT +9)
#9: 4.8 quake 1.6 km west of Jordan, Santander, Colombia, 16 Dec 6:32 pm (GMT -5)
#10: 4.6 quake Indian Ocean, 121 km south of Genteng, East Java, Indonesia, 16 Dec 12:14 pm (GMT +8)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 5.5 quake 45 km southwest of Arequipa, Peru, 16 Dec 12:48 pm (GMT -5) - 22 reports
#2: 4.1 quake 8.4 Km NE of Reykjanestá, Iceland, 16 Dec 4:33 am (GMT +0) - 9 reports
#3: 3.6 quake Ionian Sea, 17 km southwest of Argostoli, Ionian Islands, Greece, 16 Dec 4:18 am (GMT +2) - 4 reports
#4: 4.8 quake 1.6 km west of Jordan, Santander, Colombia, 16 Dec 6:32 pm (GMT -5) - 3 reports
#5: 4.3 quake North Atlantic Ocean, 251 km west of Portimão, Faro, Portugal, 16 Dec 12:32 am (GMT -1) - 2 reports
#6: 3.4 quake Ōtsu-shi, Shiga, 5.4 km east of Kamigyō-ku (Kyoto), Japan, 17 Dec 3:42 am (GMT +9) - 2 reports
#7: 4.1 quake Philippine Sea, 34 km south of Virac, Catanduanes, Bicol, Philippines, 16 Dec 8:00 am (GMT +8) - 2 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

Previous news

Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 23:55
4.4 quake 17 Dec 6:35 am (GMT +7)
Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) reported a magnitude 4.4 quake in Indonesia near Meulaboh, Kabupaten Aceh Barat, Aceh, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Thursday 17 December 2020 at 6:35 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report. ... read all
Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 23:52
4.8 quake 16 Dec 6:32 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred early evening on Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 6:32 pm local time near Jordan, Jordán, Departamento de Santander, Colombia, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). ... read all
Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 23:50
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 16 Dec 2020 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Clear Lake (23 quakes between mag 0.2-2.2), Coso (7 quakes between mag 0.7-2.2), El Hierro (1 quake mag 2.8), Etna (1 quake mag 1.5), Hrómundartindur (1 quake mag 1.4), Kaba (2 quakes between mag 2.6-3.3) ... read all
Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 22:06
5.2 quake 17 Dec 5:44 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred early morning on Thursday 17 December 2020 at 5:44 am local time near Mati, Davao Oriental, Davao, Philippines, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). ... read all
Wed, 16 Dec 2020, 20:43
4.3 quake 16 Dec 3:23 pm (GMT -5)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Panama near Bucaro, Provincia de Los Santos, only 9 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 3:23 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 5 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report. ... read all

Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | About us || Français | Deutsch | Español | Italiano
Follow us:
Follow us on facebookFollow us on TwitterVisit our Youtube channel