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World Earthquake Report for Saturday, 16 January 2021

Sun, 17 Jan 2021, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 Jan 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 Jan 2021

Summary: 7 quakes 5.0+, 26 quakes 4.0+, 120 quakes 3.0+, 240 quakes 2.0+ (393 total)
Global seismic activity level on 16 January 2021: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 7 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 26 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 120 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 240 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 5 x 1013 joules (14 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 12035 tons of TNT or 0.8 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (16 Jan 2021):

#1: 5.5 quake North Pacific Ocean, 471 km southwest of Panama City, 16 Jan 2021 12:18 am (GMT -5)
#2: 5.5 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 17 Jan 2021 12:32 am (GMT +4:30)
#3: 5.3 quake Indian Ocean, 93 km southwest of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, Indonesia, 16 Jan 2021 4:26 pm (GMT +7)
#4: 5.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, 61 km east of Pangai, Ha‘apai, Tonga, 16 Jan 2021 7:36 pm (GMT +13)
#5: 5.1 quake Limarí Province, 50 km south of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 16 Jan 2021 12:53 am (GMT -3)
#6: 5.1 quake 149 km west of Kimbe, Talasea District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 16 Jan 2021 4:37 pm (GMT +10)
#7: 5.1 quake Philippines Sea, 24 km southwest of Green Island, Taitung, Taiwan, 17 Jan 2021 7:10 am (GMT +8)
#8: 4.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, 1409 km northeast of Wellington, New Zealand, 16 Jan 2021 10:42 pm (GMT +13)
#9: 4.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, 544 km southwest of Panama City, 16 Jan 2021 12:13 am (GMT -5)
#10: 4.8 quake 180 km east of Turpan, Xinjiang, China, 17 Jan 2021 3:20 am (GMT +8)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 5.5 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 17 Jan 2021 12:32 am (GMT +4:30) - 112 reports
#2: 3.2 quake Western Mediterranean, 10.1 km north of ’Aïn el Turk, Oran, Algeria, 16 Jan 2021 10:42 am (GMT +1) - 39 reports
#3: 3.3 quake Grad Glina, 23 km west of Sisak, Sisak-Moslavina, Croatia, 16 Jan 2021 10:59 am (GMT +1) - 20 reports
#4: 3.3 quake 1.4 km south of Cassà de la Selva, Girona, Catalonia, Spain, 16 Jan 2021 12:40 pm (GMT +1) - 17 reports
#5: 3.1 quake 21 km northwest of Stawell, Northern Grampians, Victoria, Australia, 17 Jan 2021 5:35 am (GMT +11) - 11 reports
#6: 5.1 quake Limarí Province, 50 km south of Ovalle, Provincia de Limari, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 16 Jan 2021 12:53 am (GMT -3) - 10 reports
#7: 3.3 quake 3.8 km east of Shumen, Bulgaria, 17 Jan 2021 12:06 am (GMT +2) - 9 reports
#8: 3.4 quake 3.3 km west of Tolmezzo, Provincia di Udine, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy, 17 Jan 2021 12:54 am (GMT +1) - 4 reports
#9: 5.1 quake Philippines Sea, 24 km southwest of Green Island, Taitung, Taiwan, 17 Jan 2021 7:10 am (GMT +8) - 3 reports
#10: 4.1 quake Doda, 35 km southeast of Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, 16 Jan 2021 10:01 pm (GMT +5:30) - 2 reports
#11: 3.2 quake 18 km northwest of Giarre, Catania, Sicily, Italy, 16 Jan 2021 10:08 pm (GMT +1) - 2 reports
#12: 3.2 quake 29 mi northeast of Mammoth Lakes, Mono County, California, USA, 15 Jan 2021 11:16 pm (GMT -8) - 2 reports
#13: 5.5 quake North Pacific Ocean, 471 km southwest of Panama City, 16 Jan 2021 12:18 am (GMT -5) - 2 reports
#14: 2.4 quake 10.6 km east of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, Afghanistan, 17 Jan 2021 1:05 am (GMT +4:30) - 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

Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 23:50
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 16 Jan 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (10 quakes between mag 0.1-1.1), Biliran (1 quake mag 3.1), Clear Lake (17 quakes between mag 0.4-1.3), Coso (1 quake mag 1.4), Etna (7 quakes between mag 1.1-3.4), Hrómundartindur (3 quakes between mag 0.7-1.0) ... read all
Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 23:30
5.1 quake 17 Jan 7:10 am (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred in the morning on Sunday 17 January 2021 at 7:10 am local time near Taitung City, Taiwan, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). ... read all
Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 21:08
4.3 quake 17 Jan 3:18 am (GMT +6:30)
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Mawlaik, Mawlaik District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma), was reported only 18 minutes ago by TMD, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 3 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Sunday 17 January 2021 at 2:48 am local time. 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
Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 20:36
4.4 quake 16 Jan 2:16 pm (GMT -6)
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake near Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero, Mexico, was reported only 19 minutes ago by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 27 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Saturday 16 January 2021 at 2:16 pm local time. 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
Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 20:22
5.3 quake 17 Jan 12:32 am (GMT +4:30)
The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 5.3 quake in Afghanistan near Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, only 12 minutes ago. The earthquake hit after midnight on Sunday 17 January 2021 at 12:02 am local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 190 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

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