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Earthquake report world-wide for May 2016

Wed, 1 Jun 2016, 04:00
04:00 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
World map showing earthquakes above magnitude 5 during May 2016
World map showing earthquakes above magnitude 5 during May 2016


Summary: 4965 quakes M2+, 2678 quakes M3+, 699 quakes M4+, 112 quakes M5+, 6 quakes M6+, 1 quake M7+ (8461 total)
Magnitude 2+: 4965 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 2678 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 699 earthquakes
Magnitude 5+: 112 earthquakes
Magnitude 6+: 6 earthquakes
Magnitude 7+: 1 earthquake
Magnitude 8+: none
Magnitude 9+: none
Total seismic energy estimate: 6.5*10^15 J (1800 GWh / 1.5*10^6 tons of TNT / 96.8 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world during May 2016:


M 7.1 quake: South Sandwich Islands Region on Sat, 28 May 09h47
M 6.8 quake: Near Coast of Ecuador on Wed, 18 May 16h46
M 6.6 quake: Near Coast of Ecuador on Wed, 18 May 07h57
M 6.6 quake: 161km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji on Sat, 28 May 05h38
M 6.4 quake: Fiji Islands Region on Fri, 27 May 04h08
M 6.3 quake: Taiwan Region on Tue, 31 May 05h23
M 6.0 quake: Northern Territory, Australia on Fri, 20 May 18h14
M 5.9 quake: OAXACA, MEXICO on Sun, 8 May 07h34
M 5.9 quake: SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS on Mon, 16 May 00h41
M 5.9 quake: SOUTHEAST OF RYUKYU ISLANDS on Fri, 27 May 03h44

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

Largest 20 quakes past 24 hours

Largest 20 quakes during May 2016

Complete earthquake list (latest and archive)

Previous news
Sun, 1 May 2016, 04:00
World map showing earthquakes above magnitude 5 during April 2016
Summary: 5466 quakes M2+, 3663 quakes M3+, 969 quakes M4+, 173 quakes M5+, 21 quakes M6+, 3 quakes M7+ (10295 total) ... read all
Fri, 1 Apr 2016, 04:00
World map showing earthquakes above magnitude 5.2 during March 2016
Summary: 4896 quakes M2+, 2411 quakes M3+, 688 quakes M4+, 104 quakes M5+, 6 quakes M6+, 1 quake M7+ (8106 total) ... read all
Tue, 1 Mar 2016, 04:00
World map showing earthquakes above magnitude 5.2 during February 2016
Summary: 4407 quakes M2+, 2128 quakes M3+, 675 quakes M4+, 99 quakes M5+, 10 quakes M6+ (7319 total) ... read all
Mon, 1 Feb 2016, 04:00
World map showing earthquakes above magnitude 5.2 during January 2016
Summary: 4814 quakes M2+, 2497 quakes M3+, 676 quakes M4+, 120 quakes M5+, 13 quakes M6+, 2 quakes M7+ (8122 total) ... read all
Sat, 2 Jan 2016, 02:46
World map showing earthquakes above magnitude 6.5 during 2015
Summary: 24462 quakes M3+, 8466 quakes M4+, 1641 quakes M5+, 136 quakes M6+, 15 quakes M7+, 1 quake M8+ (34721 total) ... read all

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