World Earthquake Report for Saturday, 16 October 2021

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

Summary: 6 quakes 5.0+, 43 quakes 4.0+, 147 quakes 3.0+, 281 quakes 2.0+ (477 total)
Global seismic activity level on 16 October 2021: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 6 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 43 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 147 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 281 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 3.4 x 1013 joules (9.42 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 8107 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) learn more

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

#1: 5.2 quake Sea of Okhotsk, Russia, Oct 16, 2021 12:02 pm (GMT +10)
#2: 5.2 quake Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands, Oct 16, 2021 1:27 pm (GMT -5)
#3: 5.1 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, Oct 16, 2021 11:24 am (GMT -2)
#4: 5.1 quake Tasman Sea, New Zealand, Oct 17, 2021 11:15 am (GMT +13)
#5: 5.1 quake North Atlantic Ocean Oct 16, 2021 7:56 pm (GMT -3)
#6: 5.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, Oct 16, 2021 4:05 am (GMT -12)
#7: 4.9 quake South Atlantic Ocean Oct 16, 2021 6:33 pm (GMT +1)
#8: 4.8 quake North Atlantic Ocean, Trinidad & Tobago, Oct 16, 2021 3:07 am (GMT -4)
#9: 4.8 quake EASTERN KAZAKHSTAN Oct 16, 2021 9:17 pm (GMT +6)
#10: 4.8 quake South Pacific Ocean, Chile, Oct 16, 2021 1:45 pm (GMT -5)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 4.3 quake La Palma Island, Canary Islands, Spain, Oct 16, 2021 7:07 am (GMT +1) - 44 reports
#2: 4.7 quake Rubirizi District, Western Region, Uganda, Oct 16, 2021 2:23 am (GMT +2) - 33 reports
#3: 4.6 quake Spain Oct 16, 2021 5:41 am (GMT +1) - 24 reports
#4: 4.6 quake Kenai Peninsula Parish, 20 mi south of Kalifornsky, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, Oct 16, 2021 9:47 am (GMT -8) - 23 reports

#5: Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: Balearic Islands, Balearen, Spain, Oct 16, 2021 7:18 am (GMT +2) - 23 reports
#6: 3.5 quake Heraklion Regional Unit, Crete, Greece, Oct 16, 2021 7:57 am (GMT +3) - 22 reports
#7: 4.1 quake Nantan-shi, Kyoto, Japan, Oct 16, 2021 9:48 pm (GMT +9) - 21 reports
#8: 5.2 quake Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands, Oct 16, 2021 1:27 pm (GMT -5) - 21 reports
#9: 4.2 quake Polkowice County, Lower Silesia, Poland, Oct 16, 2021 6:01 am (GMT +2) - 10 reports
#10: 4.4 quake South Pacific Ocean, Peru, Oct 16, 2021 7:53 am (GMT -5) - 8 reports
#11: 3.5 quake Mora, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica, Oct 16, 2021 8:53 am (GMT -6) - 6 reports
#12: 4.6 quake 16 km west of Zarand, Kerman, Iran, Oct 16, 2021 3:16 pm (GMT +3:30) - 5 reports
#13: Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): Moonee Valley, Victoria, Australia, Oct 16, 2021 9:15 pm (GMT +11) - 5 reports
#14: 3.4 quake La Palma Island, Canary Islands, Spain, Oct 16, 2021 6:20 pm (GMT +1) - 5 reports
#15: Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): Alicante, Valencia, Spain, Oct 16, 2021 7:11 am (GMT +2) - 3 reports
#16: 2.0 quake Heraklion Regional Unit, Crete, Greece, Oct 16, 2021 3:36 am (GMT +3) - 3 reports
#17: 3.0 quake Heraklion Regional Unit, Crete, Greece, Oct 16, 2021 11:07 am (GMT +3) - 3 reports
#18: 2.8 quake North Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Rico, Oct 16, 2021 7:14 pm (GMT -4) - 2 reports
#19: 3.2 quake La Palma Island, Canary Islands, Spain, Oct 16, 2021 11:08 am (GMT +1) - 2 reports
#20: 4.1 quake Atalaya, Ucayali, Peru, Oct 16, 2021 7:54 am (GMT -5) - 2 reports
#21: 2.9 quake Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Oct 16, 2021 8:44 am (GMT +1) - 2 reports
#22: Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): Algeria Oct 16, 2021 5:24 am (GMT +1) - 2 reports
#23: 2.9 quake La Palma Island, Canary Islands, Spain, Oct 16, 2021 5:48 am (GMT +1) - 2 reports
#24: 3.9 quake Provincia de Huarochiri, Lima region, Peru, Oct 16, 2021 1:18 am (GMT -5) - 2 reports
#25: 3.5 quake La Palma Island, Canary Islands, Spain, Oct 16, 2021 11:54 am (GMT +1) - 2 reports
#26: Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): Bushenyi District, Western Region, Uganda, Oct 16, 2021 7:52 am (GMT +3) - 2 reports
#27: Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): 2.3 km north of Buenavista, Tultitlan Municipality, México, Mexico, Oct 15, 2021 11:54 pm (GMT -5) - 2 reports
#28: 3.0 quake 16 mi southeast of Mammoth Lakes, Mono County, California, USA, Oct 16, 2021 3:55 pm (GMT -7) - 2 reports
#29: 4.0 quake Cuajinicuilapa, 16 km southwest of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, Oct 16, 2021 4:52 pm (GMT -5) - 2 reports
#30: 3.2 quake Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, Oct 17, 2021 2:31 am (GMT +3) - 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
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