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World Earthquake Report for Friday, 20 May 2022

Sat, 21 May 2022, 00:24
00:24 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 21 May 2022
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 21 May 2022

Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 36 quakes 4.0+, 127 quakes 3.0+, 299 quakes 2.0+ (466 total)
Global seismic activity level on 20 May 2022: MODERATE

Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 36 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 127 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 299 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 6.8 x 1013 joules (19 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 16324 tons of TNT or 1 atomic bombs!) learn more

10 largest earthquakes in the world (20 May 2022):

#1: 5.8 quake South Pacific Ocean, 87 km northwest of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, May 20, 2022 4:07 am (GMT -5)
#2: 5.5 quake Alboran Sea, 49 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, May 20, 2022 2:35 pm (GMT +2)
#3: 5.4 quake Castille and Leon, 37 km south of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, May 20, 2022 2:16 am (GMT +2)
#4: 5.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, May 20, 2022 6:57 pm (GMT +12)
#5: 4.9 quake 74 km east of Kandin, Garzê Zangzu Zizhizhou, Sichuan, China, May 20, 2022 8:36 am (GMT +8)
#6: 4.9 quake Xinjiang, China, May 20, 2022 8:50 am (GMT +8)
#7: 4.8 quake Qyzylorda Oblysy, 36 km southeast of Leninsk, Baikonur, Kazakhstan, May 20, 2022 5:47 am (GMT +5)
#8: 4.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, Russia, May 20, 2022 3:00 pm (GMT +11)
#9: 4.8 quake 105 km northeast of Huocheng, Ili Kazak Zizhizhou, Xinjiang, China, May 20, 2022 5:46 pm (GMT +8)
#10: 4.7 quake South Pacific Ocean, 118 km southwest of Ica, Region Ica, Peru, May 19, 2022 7:04 pm (GMT -5)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 5.5 quake Alboran Sea, 49 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, May 20, 2022 2:35 pm (GMT +2) - 358 reports
#2: 4.0 quake Alboran Sea, 39 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, May 20, 2022 9:11 pm (GMT +1) - 32 reports
#3: 5.8 quake South Pacific Ocean, 87 km northwest of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, May 20, 2022 4:07 am (GMT -5) - 30 reports
#4: 4.4 quake North Pacific Ocean, 62 km south of San Salvador, El Salvador, May 20, 2022 12:25 am (GMT -6) - 26 reports
#5: 4.9 quake 74 km east of Kandin, Garzê Zangzu Zizhizhou, Sichuan, China, May 20, 2022 8:36 am (GMT +8) - 9 reports
#6: 3.2 quake Alboran Sea, 35 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, May 20, 2022 1:46 pm (GMT +1) - 7 reports
#7: 5.4 quake Castille and Leon, 37 km south of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, May 20, 2022 2:16 am (GMT +2) - 5 reports
#8: 3.0 quake Alboran Sea, 28 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, May 20, 2022 2:10 pm (GMT +1) - 5 reports
#9: 3.8 quake Iceland: 6.8 Km WNW of Reykjanestá May 20, 2022 6:33 pm (GMT +0) - 4 reports
#10: 2.8 quake Alboran Sea, 44 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, May 20, 2022 1:35 pm (GMT +2) - 4 reports
#11: 3.6 quake Alboran Sea, 34 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, May 20, 2022 2:28 pm (GMT +1) - 4 reports
#12: 3.7 quake Caribbean Sea, 28 km west of Ponce, Segundo Barrio, Ponce, Puerto Rico, May 20, 2022 5:40 am (GMT -4) - 3 reports
#13: 3.8 quake 46 km south of Atalaya, Provincia de Veraguas, Panama, May 20, 2022 10:45 am (GMT -5) - 2 reports
#14: 4.4 quake North Pacific Ocean, 43 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, May 20, 2022 4:44 am (GMT -6) - 2 reports
#15: 2.7 quake 6.6 km southeast of Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, May 20, 2022 7:36 pm (GMT -3) - 2 reports
#16: 3.1 quake Alboran Sea, 32 km northeast of Al Hoceima, Morocco, May 20, 2022 2:43 pm (GMT +2) - 2 reports
#17: 3.4 quake 12 km southwest of Nabatîyé et Tahta, Mohafazat Nabatîyé, Lebanon, May 20, 2022 9:51 pm (GMT +3) - 2 reports
#18: 2.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, 37 mi south of Eureka, Humboldt County, California, USA, May 19, 2022 11:16 pm (GMT -7) - 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, 21 May 2022, 00:10
4.6 quake 20 May 7:47 pm (GMT -4)
Just 21 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Copiapo, Copiapó, Atacama, Chile. The tremor was recorded early evening on Friday, May 20th, 2022, at 7:47 pm local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 42.1 km below the surface. ... Read all
Fri, 20 May 2022, 23:50
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 20 May 2022 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Quakes detected near: Askja (1 quake mag 1.0), Cabalian (1 quake mag 2.6), Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields) (2 quakes between mag 0.5-2.1), Clear Lake (15 quakes between mag 0.4-1.2), Coso (8 quakes between mag 0.3-2.0), Cuernos de Negros (1 quake mag 3.1) ... Read all
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