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World Earthquake Report for May 2021

Mon, 10 May 2021, 18:00
18:00 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during May 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during May 2021
Jump to daily reports for May 2021: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Summary: 3 quakes 6.0+, 47 quakes 5.0+, 367 quakes 4.0+, 1240 quakes 3.0+, 2245 quakes 2.0+ (3902 total)
This report is being updated every day.
Magnitude 9+: none
Magnitude 8+: none
Magnitude 7+: none
Magnitude 6+: 3 earthquakes
Magnitude 5+: 47 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 367 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 1240 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 2245 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 7 or higher
Total seismic energy estimate: 1.6 x 1015 joules (440 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 23.6 atomic bombs!) more info

List of 10 largest earthquakes in the world during May 2021:

#1: 6.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, 36 km southeast of Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan, 1 May 10:27 am (GMT +9)
#2: 6.1 quake Indian Ocean 8 May 1:21 am (GMT +10)
#3: 6.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, 7 May 11:35 am (GMT -12)
#4: 5.8 quake South Pacific Ocean, 39 km southwest of La Serena, Provincia de Elqui, Coquimbo Region, Chile, 2 May 2:57 am (GMT -4)
#5: 5.8 quake Indian Ocean, 132 km southwest of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 5 May 8:24 am (GMT +7)
#6: 5.7 quake Indian Ocean, 183 km southwest of Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 3 May 12:46 am (GMT +7)
#7: 5.7 quake South Pacific Ocean, 157 km east of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, 5 May 8:51 am (GMT +13)
#8: 5.6 quake 22 km south of Turt, Khankh, Hövsgöl Aymag, Mongolia, 3 May 4:46 pm (GMT +8)
#9: 5.6 quake North Atlantic Ocean 7 May 8:45 am (GMT -3)
#10: 5.5 quake East China Sea, 158 km north of Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan, 3 May 2:07 pm (GMT +9)

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 2021

Complete earthquake list May 2021

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