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World Earthquake Report for Saturday, 15 May 2021

Sun, 16 May 2021, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 16 May 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 16 May 2021

Summary: 7 quakes 5.0+, 27 quakes 4.0+, 111 quakes 3.0+, 244 quakes 2.0+ (389 total)
Global seismic activity level on 15 May 2021: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 7 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 27 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 111 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 244 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 3.9 x 1013 joules (10.9 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9389 tons of TNT or 0.6 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (15 May 2021):

#1: 5.4 quake South Pacific Ocean 14 May 7:53 pm (GMT -6)
#2: 5.4 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia, 15 May 12:58 pm (GMT +11)
#3: 5.2 quake Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, 15 May 11:52 pm (GMT +11)
#4: 5.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, Mexico, 2021-05-15 15:36:27
#5: 5.0 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, 15 May 4:59 am (GMT -2)
#6: 5.0 quake 76 km north of Zangguy, Hotan Prefecture, Xinjiang, China, 16 May 2:20 am (GMT +8)
#7: 5.0 quake Solomon Sea, 130 km southeast of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea, 16 May 6:13 am (GMT +10)
#8: 4.9 quake Indian Ocean, 139 km southwest of Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 15 May 7:53 am (GMT +6)
#9: 4.8 quake South China Sea, 31 km southwest of Nasugbu, Philippines, 15 May 2021 11:04 am (GMT +8)
#10: 4.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, 155 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, 15 May 2021 5:08 am (GMT -6)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 3.9 quake Udalguri, 9.6 km northwest of Dhekiajuli, Sonitpur, Assam, India, 15 May 2021 8:33 am (GMT +5:30) - 253 reports
#2: 3.9 quake 32 km northeast of Perugia, Umbria, Italy, 15 May 9:56 am (GMT +2) - 23 reports
#3: 2.7 quake 4.8 mi south of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA, 15 May 2021 03:02 GMT - 16 reports
#4: Unconfirmed quake reported: 1.1 mi northwest of Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA, 15 May 2021 12:54 GMT - 15 reports
#5: 4.8 quake South China Sea, 31 km southwest of Nasugbu, Philippines, 15 May 2021 11:04 am (GMT +8) - 12 reports
#6: 3.4 quake 43 km southeast of Orense, Ourense, Galicia, Spain, 15 May 2021 14:51 GMT - 7 reports
#7: 3.8 quake 20 km northwest of Larisa, Nomos Larisis, Thessaly, Greece, 15 May 2021 11:57 GMT - 6 reports
#8: 3.1 quake El Factor, 15 km southwest of Nagua, Dominican Republic, 15 May 2021 15:10 GMT - 4 reports
#9: 3.2 quake 19 km northeast of Burrel, Rrethi i Matit, Qarku i Dibrës, Albania, 15 May 2021 01:51 GMT - 3 reports
#10: 3.5 quake Alboran Sea, 34 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, 15 May 2021 17:20 GMT - 3 reports
#11: 4.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 84 km south of San Salvador, El Salvador, 2021-05-15 15:37:35 - 2 reports
#12: 2.0 quake 53 Km WNW of Beatty, Nevada, USA, 15 May 2021 14:04 GMT - 2 reports
#13: 3.7 quake 43 km west of Sanandaj, Ostān-e Kordestān, Iran, 15 May 2021 10:28 GMT - 2 reports

Earthquake stats:

Number of quakes and energy released vs time
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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

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