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World Earthquake Report for Thursday, 18 February 2021

Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 19 Feb 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 19 Feb 2021

Summary: 2 quakes 6.0+, 9 quakes 5.0+, 22 quakes 4.0+, 103 quakes 3.0+, 273 quakes 2.0+ (409 total)
Global seismic activity level on 18 February 2021: HIGH

Magnitude 6+: 2 earthquakes
Magnitude 5+: 9 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 22 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 103 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 273 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 7 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 2.8 x 1014 joules (78.9 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 67923 tons of TNT or 4.2 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (18 Feb 2021):

#1: 6.2 quake Coral Sea, 133 km south of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 18 Feb 2021 5:37 pm (GMT +11)
#2: 6.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, Tonga, 19 Feb 2021 4:30 am (GMT +13)
#3: 5.8 quake South Pacific Ocean 18 Feb 2021 12:31 pm (GMT -7)
#4: 5.4 quake Indian Ocean 19 Feb 2021 6:14 am (GMT +10)
#5: 5.2 quake Canton Zamora, Provincia de Zamora-Chinchipe, 16 km east of Loja, Ecuador, 18 Feb 2021 5:51 am (GMT -5)
#6: 5.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, 252 km northeast of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, 19 Feb 2021 5:04 am (GMT +13)
#7: 5.2 quake Indian Ocean 19 Feb 2021 6:18 am (GMT +10)
#8: 5.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia, 18 Feb 2021 11:37 am (GMT +11)
#9: 5.1 quake Indian Ocean, 86 km southwest of Bengkulu, Indonesia, 18 Feb 2021 5:43 pm (GMT +7)
#10: 5.1 quake 113 km southeast of Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, 19 Feb 2021 3:50 am (GMT +10)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 3.8 quake Ḩişah-ye Awal-e Bihsūd, Wardak, 49 km southeast of Bāmyān, Afghanistan, 18 Feb 2021 10:48 pm (GMT +4:30) - 177 reports
#2: 4.1 quake Grad Petrinja, Sisak-Moslavina, 42 km southeast of Zagreb, Croatia, 18 Feb 2021 1:08 pm (GMT +1) - 126 reports
#3: 3.7 quake 30 km northwest of Athens, Nomarchia Athinas, Attica, Greece, 18 Feb 2021 5:04 am (GMT +2) - 67 reports
#4: 3.5 quake 31 km southwest of Agadir, Souss-Massa, Morocco, 18 Feb 2021 3:21 am (GMT +1) - 62 reports
#5: 5.2 quake Canton Zamora, Provincia de Zamora-Chinchipe, 16 km east of Loja, Ecuador, 18 Feb 2021 5:51 am (GMT -5) - 21 reports
#6: 2.4 quake Attica, 24 km northwest of Petroúpolis, Greece, 18 Feb 2021 5:10 am (GMT +2) - 7 reports
#7: 3.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, 13 km east of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, 19 Feb 2021 9:33 am (GMT +13) - 4 reports
#8: 4.2 quake 54 km west of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, 18 Feb 2021 12:19 am (GMT -5) - 4 reports
#9: 2.7 quake Plumas County, California, 32 mi northwest of Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, USA, 18 Feb 2021 8:07 am (GMT -8) - 3 reports
#10: 3.4 quake 20 mi southeast of Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, USA, 18 Feb 2021 1:37 am (GMT -6) - 3 reports
#11: 3.7 quake Sayyidābād, Wardak, 10.2 km northwest of Baraki Barak, Afghanistan, 18 February 2021 18:18 GMT - 2 reports
#12: 2.0 quake 30 Km SSE of Mina, Nevada, USA, 18 Feb 2021 3:21 am (GMT -8) - 2 reports
#13: 2.3 quake 21 km west of Sisak, Sisak-Moslavina, Croatia, 18 Feb 2021 1:12 pm (GMT +1) - 2 reports
#14: 5.1 quake Indian Ocean, 86 km southwest of Bengkulu, Indonesia, 18 Feb 2021 5:43 pm (GMT +7) - 2 reports
#15: 6.2 quake Coral Sea, 133 km south of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, 18 Feb 2021 5:37 pm (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

Thu, 18 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 18 Feb 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Brennisteinsfjöll (3 quakes between mag 0.8-1.0), Clear Lake (12 quakes between mag 0.1-1.6), Copahue (1 quake mag 2.9), Coso (4 quakes between mag 0.6-1.0), Douglas (1 quake mag 1.9), Eldey (7 quakes between mag 1.1-2.8) ... read all
Thu, 18 Feb 2021, 18:22
We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or around Afghanistan at approximately 18:20 GMT. There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location and magnitude mentioned are indicative and temporary until the AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe. ... read all
Thu, 18 Feb 2021, 18:12
5.1 quake 19 Feb 3:50 am (GMT +10)
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake near Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, was reported only 21 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 138 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Friday 19 February 2021 at 3:50 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
Thu, 18 Feb 2021, 16:24
5.8 quake 19 Feb 5:04 am (GMT +13)
A shallow magnitude 5.8 earthquake was reported early morning near Pangai, Ha‘apai, Tonga. ... read all
Thu, 18 Feb 2021, 15:38
3.5 quake 18 Feb 6:18 am (GMT -9)
A magnitude 3.5 earthquake near Cordova, Valdez-Cordova County, Alaska, USA, was reported only 8 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 8 miles beneath the epicenter early morning on Thursday 18 February 2021 at 6:18 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

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