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Earthquake report world-wide for Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Wednesday May 16, 2018 23:20 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR

World map showing earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 16 May 2018
World map showing earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 16 May 2018


Summary: 85 quakes M3+, 77 quakes M4+, 2 quakes M5+ (164 total)
Magnitude 3+: 85 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 77 earthquakes
Magnitude 5+: 2 earthquakes
Magnitude 6+: none
Magnitude 7+: none
Magnitude 8+: none
Magnitude 9+: none

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world (past 24 hours):


M 5.7 quake: South of Kermadec Islands on Wed, 16 May 17h22
M 5.7 quake: Irian Jaya, Indonesia on Wed, 16 May 02h12
M 4.9 quake: South of Java, Indonesia on Wed, 16 May 15h30
M 4.7 quake: South of Bali, Indonesia on Wed, 16 May 22h48
M 4.7 quake: 124km W of Naze, Japan on Wed, 16 May 22h00
M 4.7 quake: MAURITIUS - REUNION REGION on Wed, 16 May 03h17
M 4.7 quake: 4.7 NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND on Wed, 16 May 00h03
M 4.6 quake: Southern Greece on Wed, 16 May 22h30
M 4.6 quake: Off West Coast of Northern Sumatra on Wed, 16 May 16h00
M 4.6 quake: Guerrero, Mexico on Wed, 16 May 14h20

Largest 20 quakes past 24 hours

Largest 20 quakes on Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

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World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 15 May 2018 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (4 quakes between mag 1.0-1.5), Bardarbunga (3 quakes between mag 0.3-1.8), Brennisteinsfjöll (1 quake mag 1.2), Chiginagak (1 quake mag 2.8), Clear Lake (15 quakes between mag 0.4-2.2), Coso (1 quake mag 1.0) ... [more]
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 14 May 2018 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 1.7), Brennisteinsfjöll (2 quakes between mag 0.3-1.0), Clear Lake (8 quakes between mag 0.6-2.1), Iliamna (1 quake mag 1.6), Kilauea (32 quakes between mag 1.4-3.2), Mauna Loa (1 quake mag 2.8) ... [more]
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 13 May 2018 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (2 quakes between mag 1.7-2.0), Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 0.8-1.1), Clear Lake (3 quakes between mag 1.3-2.3), Coso (4 quakes between mag 1.1-1.8), El Hierro (1 quake mag 2.1), Grímsvötn (5 quakes between mag 0.6-1.0) ... [more]

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