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World Earthquake Report for Tuesday, 16 February 2021

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

Summary: 1 quake 6.0+, 13 quakes 5.0+, 25 quakes 4.0+, 138 quakes 3.0+, 245 quakes 2.0+ (422 total)
Global seismic activity level on 16 February 2021: HIGH

Magnitude 6+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 5+: 13 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 25 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 138 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 245 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 7 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 2.8 x 1014 joules (76.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 65747 tons of TNT or 4.1 atomic bombs!) learn more

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

#1: 6.2 quake Coral Sea, 90 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 16 Feb 2021 11:49 am (GMT +11)
#2: 5.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia, 16 Feb 2021 11:50 am (GMT +11)
#3: 5.9 quake Coral Sea, 69 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 16 Feb 2021 12:32 pm (GMT +11)
#4: 5.5 quake Coral Sea, 57 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 16 Feb 2021 12:22 pm (GMT +11)
#5: 5.5 quake 140 km west of Abepura, Netherlands New Guinea, Indonesia, 17 Feb 2021 4:09 am (GMT +9)
#6: 5.2 quake 157 km southwest of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Kamchatka, Russia, 16 Feb 2021 9:55 pm (GMT +12)
#7: 5.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, 47 km southeast of Neiafu, Vava‘u, Tonga, 17 Feb 2021 4:54 am (GMT +13)
#8: 5.1 quake Coral Sea, 81 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 16 Feb 2021 2:37 pm (GMT +11)
#9: 5.1 quake Coral Sea, 65 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 16 Feb 2021 3:44 pm (GMT +11)
#10: 5.1 quake Indian Ocean, 201 km southwest of Bandar Lampung, Indonesia, 16 Feb 2021 12:10 pm (GMT +7)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 6.2 quake Coral Sea, 90 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 16 Feb 2021 11:49 am (GMT +11) - 28 reports
#2: 4.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, 94 km southeast of San Isidro, Costa Rica, 15 Feb 2021 7:31 pm (GMT -6) - 9 reports
#3: 5.9 quake Coral Sea, 69 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 16 Feb 2021 12:32 pm (GMT +11) - 9 reports
#4: 2.9 quake 9.5 km west of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 16 Feb 2021 10:48 pm (GMT +1) - 8 reports
#5: 5.0 quake Java Sea, 81 km north of Tuban, East Java, Indonesia, 16 Feb 2021 3:42 pm (GMT +7) - 4 reports
#6: 2.1 quake Tuebingen, 7.6 km east of Rottweil, Freiburg Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 16 Feb 2021 10:14 pm (GMT +1) - 4 reports
#7: 5.5 quake Coral Sea, 57 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 16 Feb 2021 12:22 pm (GMT +11) - 4 reports
#8: 3.9 quake Aegean Sea, 46 km southwest of Mytilene, Lesvos, North Aegean, Greece, 16 Feb 2021 8:24 am (GMT +2) - 3 reports
#9: 5.1 quake Coral Sea, 81 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 16 Feb 2021 2:37 pm (GMT +11) - 3 reports
#10: 3.2 quake 24 km north of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, 15 Feb 2021 10:36 pm (GMT -6) - 2 reports
#11: 2.3 quake 25 km east of Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy, 16 Feb 2021 6:41 pm (GMT +1) - 2 reports
#12: 3.1 quake Provincia del Tamarugal, 138 km east of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, 16 Feb 2021 6:43 pm (GMT -3) - 2 reports
#13: 4.0 quake Jiquilpan, 17 km southeast of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico, 16 Feb 2021 6:40 am (GMT -6) - 2 reports
#14: 5.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia, 16 Feb 2021 11:50 am (GMT +11) - 2 reports
#15: 4.9 quake Coral Sea, 87 km west of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 17 Feb 2021 3:16 am (GMT +11) - 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

Tue, 16 Feb 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 Feb 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Askja (4 quakes between mag 0.4-1.2), Biliran (1 quake mag 2.6), Brennisteinsfjöll (2 quakes between mag 0.6-1.5), Clear Lake (13 quakes between mag 0.2-1.9), Coso (2 quakes between mag 1.0-1.3), Esjufjöll (2 quakes between mag 1.1-1.4) ... read all
Tue, 16 Feb 2021, 22:38
3.2 quake 16 Feb 1:18 pm (GMT -9)
the United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.2 quake in the United States near Nanwalek, Kenai Peninsula County, Alaska, only 8 minutes ago. The earthquake hit around noon on Tuesday 16 February 2021 at 1:18 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 57 miles. 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
Tue, 16 Feb 2021, 16:33
4.9 quake 17 Feb 12:57 am (GMT +9)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 occurred 35 minutes ago 85 km south of Nishinoomote, Japan, the United States Geological Survey reported. ... read all
Tue, 16 Feb 2021, 16:32
4.9 quake 17 Feb 3:12 am (GMT +11)
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake near Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, was reported only 18 minutes ago by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 3:12 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
Tue, 16 Feb 2021, 16:15
5.3 quake 17 Feb 4:54 am (GMT +13)
Tonga was shaken near Neiafu, Vava‘u, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.3 only 21 minutes ago, the United States Geological Survey reported. ... read all

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