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World Earthquake Report for Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 18 May 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 18 May 2021
Summary: 9 quakes 5.0+, 36 quakes 4.0+, 96 quakes 3.0+, 204 quakes 2.0+ (345 total)
This report is being updated every hour.
Magnitude 5+: 9 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 36 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 96 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 204 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher

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

#1: 5.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, 17 May 8:59 pm (GMT -12)
#2: 5.6 quake South Pacific Ocean 18 May 5:05 pm (GMT +12)
#3: 5.4 quake Bering Sea, USA, 17 May 11:25 am (GMT -9)
#4: 5.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia, 18 May 1:31 pm (GMT +11)
#5: 5.1 quake South Pacific Ocean 18 May 4:20 pm (GMT +13)
#6: 5.1 quake South Pacific Ocean 18 May 11:30 pm (GMT +13)
#7: 5.1 quake Qinghai, 256 km southwest of Laojunmiao, Gansu, China, 18 May 6:19 pm (GMT +8)
#8: 5.0 quake North Atlantic Ocean 18 May 2:12 am (GMT -2)
#9: 5.0 quake Bering Sea, USA, 17 May 8:39 pm (GMT -9)
#10: 4.8 quake Andaman Sea, 152 km northwest of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 18 May 2021 11:19 am (GMT +5:30)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: Reported (unconfirmed) earthquake: 1.8 km east of Timmins, Ontario, Canada, 18 May 8:53 am (GMT -4) - 236 reports
#2: 3.8 quake 3.3 km northwest of Dhekiajuli, Sonitpur, Assam, India, 2021-05-18 17:33:00 IST - 165 reports
#3: Unconfirmed quake reported: 0.6 km northeast of Sarajevo, Federation of B&H, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 18 May 2:20 am (GMT +2) - 94 reports
#4: 3.4 quake Placer County, California, 14 mi west of Carson City, Nevada, USA, 17 May 2021 12:24 pm (GMT -7) - 50 reports
#5: 2.8 quake Placer County, California, 15 mi west of Carson City, Nevada, USA, 17 May 2021 19:49 GMT - 8 reports
#6: Reported (unconfirmed) earthquake: 39 km east of Guwahati, Kamrup Metro, Assam, India, 18 May 4:53 pm (GMT +5:30) - 6 reports
#7: Unconfirmed quake reported: 2.4 mi east of Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, USA, 18 May 2021 09:44 GMT - 3 reports
#8: 4.3 quake Departamento de Retalhuleu, 10.7 km southwest of Mazatenango, Guatemala, 2021-05-17 09:08:57 - 2 reports
#9: 3.0 quake Eastern Mediterranean, 66 km southwest of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 17 May 2021 19:02 GMT - 2 reports
#10: 3.0 quake 45 km east of Tacna, Peru, 18 May 2021 07:30 GMT - 2 reports
#11: 5.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, 17 May 8:59 pm (GMT -12) - 2 reports
#12: 5.2 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia, 18 May 1:31 pm (GMT +11) - 2 reports

Earthquake stats:

Number of quakes and energy vs timeNumber of quakes and energy vs magnitudeMagnitude of quakes and energy vs time
Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.2 just reported 29 km northwest of Dali, China
4.2 quake 29 km west of Dali, Yunnan, China, 18 May 2021 9:39 pm (GMT +8)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred in the evening on Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 9:39 pm local time near Dali, Yunnan, China, as reported by the China Earthquake Networks Center (CEIC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 8 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Dali (pop. 134,000) located 29 km from the epicenter.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 18 May 2021 9:39 pm (GMT +8) local time (18 May 2021 13:39 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 25.65°N / 99.93°E (Yunnan, China)
Primary data source: CEIC
Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 18 May 2021
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 18 May 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 18 May 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.

Quakes detected near: Biliran (2 quakes between mag 2.9-2.9), Brennisteinsfjöll (1 quake mag 1.7), Clear Lake (25 quakes between mag 0.2-1.3), Coso (3 quakes between mag 0.8-1.6), Esteli (1 quake mag 2.6), Guagua Pichincha (1 quake mag 3.0)
Gunung Semuning (Ranau caldera) (1 quake mag 3.9), Hrómundartindur (1 quake mag 1.9), Kilauea (1 quake mag 2.1), Kolumbo (1 quake mag 2.9), Krísuvík (9 quakes between mag 0.9-2.6), Lavic Lake (1 quake mag 1.9), Long Valley (1 quake mag 1.9), Maroa (2 quakes between mag 1.6-1.8), Maunaloa (1 quake mag 1.7), Nevados Casiri (1 quake mag 3.5), Nisyros (5 quakes between mag 1.4-2.3), Penguin Island (1 quake mag 2.8), Reykjanes (1 quake mag 1.2), Sibualbuali (1 quake mag 3.7), Tjörnes Fracture Zone (2 quakes between mag 0.9-1.3) (updated 13h50)

Note: Earthquakes within 20 km from and at depths less than 20 km under active volcanoes are reported. The list is not complete because many volcanoes are not monitored and/or seismic data in high resolution is not available publicly.

Volcanoes with recent earthquakes above magnitude 2 or more than 10 quakes are listed below:


Biliran volcano (Central Philippines): 2 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.9

2 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 1 hour 23 minutes, the last being recorded quake 6 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 7.0 and 3.0 km.
Earthquake details:
2.9 quake Philippines Sea, 3.8 km southwest of Naval, Philippines, 18 May 2021 - 04:10 PM (PST) (18 km W)2.9 quake 5 km northeast of Naval, Biliran, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, 18 May 2021 - 02:47 PM (PST) (15 km NW)All earthquakes at Biliran

Clear Lake volcano (California): 25 earthquakes up to magnitude 1.3

Possible earthquake swarm: 25 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 22 hours, the last being recorded quake 18 minutes ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 3.6 and 0.5 km.
Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
1.3 quake 8km NW of The Geysers, CA, 17 May 2021 20:50 GMT (16 km SSW)1.2 quake 8km W of Cobb, CA, 18 May 2021 00:38 GMT (16 km SSW)1.2 quake 7km W of Cobb, CA, 18 May 2021 00:15 GMT (15 km S)1.2 quake 13km ENE of Cloverdale, CA, 17 May 2021 21:29 GMT (17 km SW)1.1 quake 6km WNW of The Geysers, CA, 17 May 2021 19:19 GMT (19 km S)All earthquakes at Clear Lake

Esteli volcano (Nicaragua): magnitude 2.6 earthquake

A magnitude 2.6 earthquake occurred at the volcano 6 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 10.0 km depth at 13 km distance WSW from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.6 quake Departamento de Leon, 17 km west of Esteli, Nicaragua, 18 May 2021 07:47 GMT (13 km WSW)All earthquakes at Esteli

Guagua Pichincha volcano (Ecuador): magnitude 3.0 earthquake

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake occurred at the volcano 13 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 10.0 km depth at 15 km distance ESE from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
Unconfirmed quake reported: 6.7 km northeast of San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, 18 May 2021 00:38 GMT (15 km ESE)All earthquakes at Guagua Pichincha

Gunung Semuning (Ranau caldera) volcano (Sumatra): magnitude 3.9 earthquake

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake occurred at the volcano 6 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 14.0 km depth at 8 km distance ENE from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
3.9 quake 86 km south of Baturaja, South Sumatra, Indonesia, 18 May 2:48 pm (GMT +7) (8 km ENE)All earthquakes at Gunung Semuning (Ranau caldera)

Kilauea volcano (Hawai'i (Big Island)): magnitude 2.1 earthquake

A magnitude 2.1 earthquake occurred at the volcano 5 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 2.0 km depth at 13 km distance SE from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.1 quake 14 Km S of Volcano, Hawaii, 18 May 2021 08:35 GMT (13 km SE)All earthquakes at Kilauea

Kolumbo volcano (Greece): magnitude 2.9 earthquake

A magnitude 2.9 earthquake occurred at the volcano 18 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 14.3 km depth at 7 km distance ESE from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.9 quake Aegean Sea, 15 km east of Oia, Nomos Kykladon, South Aegean, Greece, 17 May 2021 20:19 GMT (7 km ESE)All earthquakes at Kolumbo

Krísuvík volcano (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): 9 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.6

9 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 7 hours, the last being recorded quake 15 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 8.4 and 5.5 km.
Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
2.6 quake Iceland: 5.5 Km NE of Krýsuvík 17 May 2021 22:35 GMT (6 km E)2.1 quake Iceland: 6.2 Km NE of Krýsuvík 17 May 2021 16:45 GMT (5 km E)1.7 quake Iceland: 6.7 Km NNE of Krýsuvík 17 May 2021 16:02 GMT (5 km E)1.6 quake Iceland: 5.5 Km NE of Krýsuvík 17 May 2021 17:25 GMT (5 km E)1.6 quake Iceland: 5.6 Km NE of Krýsuvík 17 May 2021 15:46 GMT (6 km E)All earthquakes at Krísuvík

Nevados Casiri volcano (Peru): magnitude 3.5 earthquake

A magnitude 3.5 earthquake occurred at the volcano 2 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 12.0 km depth at 4 km distance SW from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
3.5 quake 73 km northeast of Tacna, Peru, 18 May 2021 11:20 GMT (4 km SW)All earthquakes at Nevados Casiri

Nisyros volcano (Greece): 5 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.3

5 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 11 hours, the last being recorded quake 12 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 15.0 and 2.3 km.
Earthquake details:
2.3 quake Aegean Sea, 49 km south of Kos Town, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, 17 May 2021 14:09 GMT (14 km SSE)2.0 quake Aegean Sea, 46 km south of Kos Town, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, 17 May 2021 15:14 GMT (9 km SSW)1.7 quake Aegean Sea, 38 km south of Kos Town, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, 18 May 2021 01:14 GMT (5 km ESE)1.5 quake Aegean Sea, 39 km south of Kos Town, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, 18 May 2021 00:15 GMT (14 km ESE)1.4 quake Greece: ONIKI ADALAR (MEDITERRANEAN SEA) 18 May 2021 01:23 GMT (16 km SE)All earthquakes at Nisyros

Penguin Island volcano (Antarctica): magnitude 2.8 earthquake

A magnitude 2.8 earthquake occurred at the volcano 24 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 8.2 km depth at 19 km distance SW from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.8 quake South Atlantic Ocean, Antarctica, 17 May 2021 14:05 GMT (19 km SW)All earthquakes at Penguin Island

Sibualbuali volcano (Sumatra): magnitude 3.7 earthquake

A magnitude 3.7 earthquake occurred at the volcano 15 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 10.0 km depth at 8 km distance E from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
3.7 quake 20 km north of Padangsidempuan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 17 May 2021 22:40 GMT (8 km E)All earthquakes at Sibualbuali
Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Indonesia: Northern Molucca Sea on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 at 13:47 (GMT)
Small magnitude 3.6 earthquake 11 miles southwest of Kalifornsky, Alaska, United States
3.6 quake 18 May 5:37 am (GMT -8)

Just 8 minutes ago, a 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Kalifornsky, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA. The tremor was recorded early morning on Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 5:37 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 20 miles below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey, the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.6 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Clam Gulch (pop. 180) located 5 miles from the epicenter, Cohoe (pop. 1,400) 8 miles away, Kalifornsky (pop. 7,900) 11 miles away, Kenai (pop. 7,700) 20 miles away, Soldotna (pop. 4,500) 20 miles away, Ridgeway (pop. 2,000) 21 miles away, Nikiski (pop. 4,500) 28 miles away, and Sterling (pop. 5,600) 30 miles away.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 18 May 2021 5:37 am (GMT -8) local time (18 May 2021 13:37 GMT)
Magnitude: 3.6
Depth: 32.6 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 60.29°N / 151.47°W (Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 29 km west of Dali, Yunnan, China, on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 9:39 pm (GMT +8)
Earthquake reported about 20 minutes ago near Timmins, Ontario, Canada

We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or near Timmins, Ontario, Canada on 18 May 2021 (GMT) at approximately 12:53.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location and magnitude mentioned are indicative and temporary until the AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 18 May 2021 12:53 GMT
Magnitude: 3.2
Depth: 10 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 48.47°N / 81.32°W (Ontario, Canada)
Primary data source: VolcanoDiscovery
Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 196 km southwest of Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa, on 19 May 1:43 am (GMT +13)
Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - SOUTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA, on 18 May 8:23 pm (GMT +8)
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 50 km southwest of Murghab, Tajikistan
4.6 quake 18 May 3:53 pm (GMT +5)

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake near Murghab, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan, was reported only 10 minutes ago by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at a great depth of 614.4 km beneath the epicenter early afternoon on Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 3:53 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Murghab (pop. 10,800, 50 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 18 May 2021 3:53 pm (GMT +5) local time (18 May 2021 10:53 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 614.4 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 37.99°N / 73.44°E (Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan)
Primary data source: NCS
Small magnitude 3.0 earthquake 21 miles southwest of Norman, Oklahoma, United States
3.0 quake 18 May 5:44 am (GMT -5)

Just 13 minutes ago, a 3.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA. The tremor was recorded early morning on Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 5:44 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 0.7 miles below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.0 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Dibble (pop. 830) located 4 miles from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Blanchard (pop. 8,300) located 11 miles from the epicenter, and Chickasha (pop. 16,500) 17 miles away. In Newcastle (pop. 9,400, 18 miles away), Norman (pop. 120,300, 21 miles away), Moore (pop. 60,500, 26 miles away), Mustang (pop. 20,200, 28 miles away), Oklahoma City (pop. 631,300, 34 miles away), and Midwest City (pop. 57,200, 35 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 18 May 2021 5:44 am (GMT -5) local time (18 May 2021 10:44 GMT)
Magnitude: 3.0
Depth: 1.1 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 34.98°N / 97.66°W (McClain, Oklahoma, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 124 km south of Shache, Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, on 2021-05-18 16:23:28 IST
Small 3.4 quake hits near Malaga, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA
3.4 quake 18 May 1:34 am (GMT -5)

An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred only 17 minutes ago 43 miles southwest of Malaga, Texas, United States, the United States Geological Survey reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 5 miles beneath the epicenter near Malaga, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA, early morning on Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 1:34 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.4 earthquake as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Malaga (pop. 150, 43 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 18 May 2021 1:34 am (GMT -5) local time (18 May 2021 06:34 GMT)
Magnitude: 3.4
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 31.67°N / 104.4°W (Culberson, Texas, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 118 km northwest of Sabang, Indonesia in the morning
4.8 quake 18 May 11:19 am (GMT +5:30)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the morning on Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 10:49 am local time near Sabang, Kota Sabang, Aceh, Indonesia, as reported by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sabang (pop. 24,500) located 118 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 18 May 2021 11:19 am (GMT +5:30) local time (18 May 2021 05:49 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 6.74°N / 94.69°E (Andaman Sea, Indonesia)
Primary data source: NCS
Earthquake reported few minutes ago near Sarajevo, Federation of B&H, Bosnia & Herzegovina

We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or near Sarajevo, Federation of B&H, Bosnia & Herzegovina on 18 May 2021 (GMT) at approximately 00:17.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location and magnitude mentioned are indicative and temporary until the AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 18 May 2021 00:17 GMT
Magnitude: 3.4
Depth: 10 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 43.84°N / 18.38°E (Federation of B&H, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Primary data source: VolcanoDiscovery
World Earthquake Report for Monday, 17 May 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 18 May 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 18 May 2021
Summary: 7 quakes 5.0+, 38 quakes 4.0+, 118 quakes 3.0+, 224 quakes 2.0+ (387 total)
Magnitude 5+: 7 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 38 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 118 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 224 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher

10 largest earthquakes in the world (17 May 2021):

#1: 5.5 quake 54 km southwest of Bojnourd, North Khorasan, Iran, 17 May 5:24 am (GMT +4:30)
#2: 5.4 quake Bering Sea, USA, 17 May 11:25 am (GMT -9)
#3: 5.3 quake Indian Ocean, 164 km southwest of Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 17 May 6:21 pm (GMT +6)
#4: 5.2 quake Indian Ocean 17 May 9:09 am (GMT +8)
#5: 5.2 quake North Pacific Ocean 2021-05-16 20:22:09
#6: 5.1 quake South Pacific Ocean, 222 km southwest of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, 17 May 1:31 pm (GMT +13)
#7: 5.1 quake 75 km southeast of Kyzyl, Republic of Tyva, Russia, 17 May 7:51 am (GMT +7)
#8: 4.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, Antarctica, 17 May 11:50 am (GMT +11)
#9: 4.9 quake Tamarugal, 180 km southeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, 17 May 1:43 am (GMT -4)
#10: 4.8 quake East China Sea, 69 km west of Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan, 17 May 8:01 pm (GMT +9)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 3.9 quake 10.2 km northwest of Repentigny, Lanaudière, Quebec, Canada, 17 May 7:03 am (GMT -4) - 2779 reports
#2: Unconfirmed quake reported: 6.3 km west of Terrebonne, Lanaudière, Quebec, Canada, 17 May 7:35 am (GMT -4) - 149 reports
#3: 3.4 quake Placer County, California, 14 mi west of Carson City, Nevada, USA, 17 May 2021 12:24 pm (GMT -7) - 45 reports
#4: Unconfirmed quake reported: Lake Macquarie Shire, 19 km west of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 17 May 2021 08:44 GMT - 25 reports
#5: 5.5 quake 54 km southwest of Bojnourd, North Khorasan, Iran, 17 May 5:24 am (GMT +4:30) - 12 reports
#6: 2.8 quake Placer County, California, 15 mi west of Carson City, Nevada, USA, 17 May 2021 19:49 GMT - 7 reports
#7: Unconfirmed quake reported: Los Angeles County, 5.1 mi west of Chino Hills, San Bernardino County, California, USA, 17 May 2021 06:14 GMT - 7 reports
#8: 3.2 quake 13 mi east of Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA, 16 May 2021 7:22 pm (GMT -6) - 7 reports
#9: 5.3 quake Indian Ocean, 164 km southwest of Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 17 May 6:21 pm (GMT +6) - 3 reports
#10: 2.0 quake 2.2 km southwest of Isparta, Turkey, 17 May 2021 02:48 GMT - 2 reports
#11: 2.1 quake 4 Km ESE of Perry, Oklahoma, 17 May 2021 09:54 GMT - 2 reports
#12: 3.0 quake Eastern Mediterranean, 66 km southwest of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 17 May 2021 19:02 GMT - 2 reports
#13: 4.3 quake Departamento de Retalhuleu, 10.7 km southwest of Mazatenango, Guatemala, 2021-05-17 09:08:57 - 2 reports
#14: 3.8 quake Zanjan, 44 km west of Fūman, Fuman, Ostān-e Gīlān, Iran, 17 May 2021 01:34 GMT - 2 reports
#15: 3.2 quake Mineralni Bani, 15 km west of Haskovo, Bulgaria, 17 May 2021 01:17 GMT - 2 reports
#16: 3.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 25 mi southwest of Fortuna, Humboldt County, California, USA, 17 May 2021 12:09 am (GMT -7) - 2 reports

Earthquake stats:

Number of quakes and energy vs timeNumber of quakes and energy vs magnitudeMagnitude of quakes and energy vs time
Volcano earthquake report for Monday, 17 May 2021
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 17 May 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 17 May 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.

Quakes detected near: Askja (2 quakes between mag 0.8-2.2), Bardarbunga (1 quake mag 1.8), Clear Lake (33 quakes between mag 0.2-1.5), Coso (2 quakes between mag 0.6-1.2), Granada (1 quake mag 2.5), Hrómundartindur (1 quake mag 1.9)
Irazu (1 quake mag 2.9), Katla (4 quakes between mag 0.7-1.7), Kilauea (1 quake mag 1.8), Kolumbo (1 quake mag 2.9), Krísuvík (13 quakes between mag 0.7-2.6), Lavic Lake (1 quake mag 1.9), Loihi (1 quake mag 2.4), Long Valley (1 quake mag 1.9), Maunaloa (2 quakes between mag 1.7-1.7), Nisyros (6 quakes between mag 1.8-3.1), Penguin Island (3 quakes between mag 2.7-3.2), Reykjanes (4 quakes between mag 0.7-1.7), Salton Buttes (1 quake mag 1.4), Sibualbuali (1 quake mag 3.4), Snowy Mountain (1 quake mag 1.4), Tjörnes Fracture Zone (2 quakes between mag 0.9-1.3), Ubehebe Craters (1 quake mag 1.4) (updated 23h50)

Note: Earthquakes within 20 km from and at depths less than 20 km under active volcanoes are reported. The list is not complete because many volcanoes are not monitored and/or seismic data in high resolution is not available publicly.

Volcanoes with recent earthquakes above magnitude 2 or more than 10 quakes are listed below:


Askja volcano (Iceland): 2 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.2

2 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 3 hours, the last being recorded quake 17 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 4.0 and 3.8 km.
Earthquake details:
2.2 quake Iceland: 3.5 Km WSW of Dreki 17 May 2021 03:52 GMT (4 km E)0.8 quake Iceland: 3.4 Km WSW of Dreki 17 May 2021 06:27 GMT (4 km E)All earthquakes at Askja

Clear Lake volcano (California): 33 earthquakes up to magnitude 1.5

Possible earthquake swarm: 33 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 21 hours, the last being recorded quake 1 hour 7 minutes ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 3.6 and 0.7 km.
Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
1.5 quake 6km NW of The Geysers, CA, 17 May 2021 07:41 GMT (17 km S)1.5 quake 6km NW of The Geysers, CA, 17 May 2021 03:26 GMT (18 km S)1.5 quake 7km NW of The Geysers, CA, 17 May 2021 05:11 GMT (18 km SSW)1.4 quake 6km NW of The Geysers, CA, 17 May 2021 03:26 GMT (18 km S)1.3 quake 8km NW of The Geysers, CA, 17 May 2021 20:50 GMT (16 km SSW)All earthquakes at Clear Lake

Granada volcano (Nicaragua): magnitude 2.5 earthquake

A magnitude 2.5 earthquake occurred at the volcano 22 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 10.0 km depth at 7 km distance WSW from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.5 quake Departamento de Granada, 9.2 km southeast of Masaya, Nicaragua, 2021-05-16 19:47:06 (7 km WSW)All earthquakes at Granada

Irazu volcano (Costa Rica): magnitude 2.9 earthquake

A magnitude 2.9 earthquake occurred at the volcano 23 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 6.0 km depth at 16 km distance NW from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.9 quake Moravia, 23 km northeast of San Jose, San José, Costa Rica, 16 de mayo del 2021 6:26 pm (16 km NW)All earthquakes at Irazu

Kolumbo volcano (Greece): magnitude 2.9 earthquake

A magnitude 2.9 earthquake occurred at the volcano 4 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 14.3 km depth at 7 km distance ESE from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.9 quake Aegean Sea, 15 km east of Oia, Nomos Kykladon, South Aegean, Greece, 17 May 2021 20:19 GMT (7 km ESE)All earthquakes at Kolumbo

Krísuvík volcano (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): 13 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.6

Possible earthquake swarm: 13 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 21 hours, the last being recorded quake 58 minutes ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 8.4 and 4.1 km.
Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
2.6 quake Iceland: 5.5 Km NE of Krýsuvík 17 May 2021 22:35 GMT (6 km E)2.1 quake Iceland: 6.2 Km NE of Krýsuvík 17 May 2021 16:45 GMT (5 km E)1.7 quake Iceland: 6.7 Km NNE of Krýsuvík 17 May 2021 16:02 GMT (5 km E)1.6 quake Iceland: 5.5 Km NE of Krýsuvík 17 May 2021 17:25 GMT (5 km E)1.6 quake Iceland: 5.6 Km NE of Krýsuvík 17 May 2021 15:46 GMT (6 km E)All earthquakes at Krísuvík

Loihi volcano (Hawai'i (Big Island)): magnitude 2.4 earthquake

A magnitude 2.4 earthquake occurred at the volcano 4 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 16.5 km depth at 17 km distance WSW from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.4 quake 25 Km SE of Naalehu, Hawaii, 17 May 2021 20:10 GMT (17 km WSW)All earthquakes at Loihi

Nisyros volcano (Greece): 6 earthquakes up to magnitude 3.1

6 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 15 hours, the last being recorded quake 9 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 18.5 and 5.0 km.
Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
3.1 quake Aegean Sea, 46 km south of Kos Town, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, 17 May 2021 02:35 GMT (11 km SSE)2.3 quake Aegean Sea, 49 km south of Kos Town, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, 17 May 2021 14:09 GMT (14 km SSE)2.0 quake Aegean Sea, 46 km south of Kos Town, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, 17 May 2021 15:14 GMT (9 km SSW)1.9 quake Aegean Sea, 47 km south of Kos Town, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, 17 May 2021 03:33 GMT (11 km S)1.8 quake Aegean Sea, 97 km west of Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, 17 May 2021 13:13 GMT (16 km S)All earthquakes at Nisyros

Penguin Island volcano (Antarctica): 3 earthquakes up to magnitude 3.2

3 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 12 hours, the last being recorded quake 10 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 13.0 and 8.2 km.
Earthquake details:
3.2 quake Antarctica: 37 Km Al E De Base Frei, Antártica, 17 May 2021 01:41 GMT (19 km WSW)2.8 quake South Atlantic Ocean, Antarctica, 17 May 2021 14:05 GMT (19 km SW)2.7 quake Antarctica: 40 Km Al E De Base Frei, Antártica, 17 May 2021 06:01 GMT (16 km W)All earthquakes at Penguin Island

Sibualbuali volcano (Sumatra): magnitude 3.4 earthquake

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake occurred at the volcano 1 hour 10 minutes ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 10.0 km depth at 8 km distance E from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
3.4 quake 20 km north of Padangsidempuan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 17 May 2021 22:40 GMT (8 km E)All earthquakes at Sibualbuali
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.4 just reported 31 km northwest of Tobelo, Indonesia
4.4 quake 18 May 7:45 am (GMT +9)

Just 15 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 7:45 am local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 240 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Tobelo (pop. 10,000, 31 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 18 May 7:45 am (GMT +9) local time (17 May 2021 22:45 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 240.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 1.97°N / 127.87°E (North Maluku, Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake 39 km southeast of Tobelo, Indonesia
4.3 quake Halmahera, Indonesia, 18 May 2021 4:56 am (GMT +9)

Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Tobelo, Kabupaten Halmahera Utara, North Maluku, Indonesia. The tremor was recorded early morning on Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 4:56 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 39 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency, the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tobelo (pop. 10,000) located 39 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 18 May 2021 4:56 am (GMT +9) local time (17 May 2021 19:56 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 39.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 1.48°N / 128.26°E (Indonesia)
Primary data source: BMKG
Magnitude 3.6 earthquake strikes near Carson City, Carson City County, Nevada, USA
3.6 quake 17 May 12:24 pm (GMT -7)

Just 8 minutes ago, a 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Carson City, Carson City County, Nevada, USA. The tremor was recorded around noon on Monday 17 May 2021 at 12:24 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 1.2 miles below the surface.
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey, the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.6 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Dollar Point (pop. 1,200) located 5 miles from the epicenter, Sunnyside-Tahoe City (pop. 1,600) 6 miles away, Kings Beach (pop. 3,800) 7 miles away, and Incline Village (pop. 8,800) 9 miles away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include South Lake Tahoe (pop. 21,700) located 15 miles from the epicenter, Carson City (pop. 54,500) 15 miles away, Truckee (pop. 16,300) 15 miles away, Reno (pop. 241,400) 30 miles away, and Sparks (pop. 96,100) 31 miles away.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 2021 12:24 pm (GMT -7) local time (17 May 2021 19:24 GMT)
Magnitude: 3.6
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 39.14°N / 120.04°W (Placer, California, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
World Earthquake Report for May 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during May 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5 during May 2021
Summary: 7 quakes 6.0+, 90 quakes 5.0+, 592 quakes 4.0+, 2102 quakes 3.0+, 3853 quakes 2.0+ (6644 total)
This report is being updated every day.
Magnitude 9+: none
Magnitude 8+: none
Magnitude 7+: none
Magnitude 6+: 7 earthquakes
Magnitude 5+: 90 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 592 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 2102 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 3853 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 7 or higher

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: 6.7 quake Indian Ocean, 145 km southwest of Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 14 May 12:33 pm (GMT +6)
#3: 6.6 quake Indian Ocean 12 May 6:05 pm (GMT +4)
#4: 6.1 quake Indian Ocean 8 May 1:21 am (GMT +10)
#5: 6.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, 7 May 11:35 am (GMT -12)
#6: 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 195 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, 13 May 4:42 am (GMT -5)
#7: 6.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 98 km southeast of Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, 14 May 8:58 am (GMT +9)
#8: 5.9 quake North Pacific Ocean, 41 km southwest of Sonsonate, El Salvador, 12 May 2:45 am (GMT -6)
#9: 5.9 quake Indian Ocean 12 May 6:06 pm (GMT +4)
#10: 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)

Earthquake stats:

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Largest 20 quakes past 24 hours

Largest 20 quakes during May 2021

Complete earthquake list May 2021

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake strikes near Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu
4.5 quake 18 May 4:15 am (GMT +11)

An intermediate to deep magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported early morning near Isangel, Tafea Province, Vanuatu.
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Tuesday 18 May 2021 at 4:15 am local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 228.9 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Isangel (pop. 1,400, 71 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 18 May 4:15 am (GMT +11) local time (17 May 2021 17:15 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 228.9 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 18.9°S / 169.27°E (Tafea Province, Vanuatu)
Primary data source: USGS
Earthquake reported about 20 minutes ago near Montreal, Quebec, Canada

We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or near Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 17 May 2021 (GMT) at approximately 11:35.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location and magnitude mentioned are indicative and temporary until the AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 7:35 am (GMT -4) local time (17 May 2021 11:35 GMT)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 10 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 45.73°N / 73.66°W (Laval, Quebec, Canada)
Primary data source: VolcanoDiscovery
Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Minatitlan, Minatitlán, Veracruz, Mexico
4.2 quake 17 May 6:36 am (GMT -5)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred only 21 minutes ago 65 km south of Minatitlan, Mexico, Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 140 km beneath the epicenter near Minatitlan, Minatitlán, Veracruz, Mexico, early morning on Monday 17 May 2021 at 6:36 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In El Chocolin (pop. 15, 5 km away), Vicente Guerrero (pop. 1,200, 11 km away), Poblado 10 (pop. 3,300, 26 km away), Jaltipan de Morelos (pop. 32,800, 61 km away), Cosoleacaque (pop. 22,500, 64 km away), Acayucan (pop. 50,900, 65 km away), Minatitlan (pop. 112,000, 65 km away), Matias Romero (pop. 18,900, 73 km away), and Las Choapas (pop. 42,700, 80 km away), the quake was probably not felt.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 2021 6:36 am (GMT -5) local time (17 May 2021 11:36 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 140.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 17.42°N / 94.65°W (Hidalgotitlan, Veracruz, Mexico)
Primary data source: SSN
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Khandūd, Wākhān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
4.2 quake 17 May 4:04 pm (GMT +4:30)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred early afternoon on Monday 17 May 2021 at 3:34 pm local time near Khandūd, Wākhān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, as reported by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 5 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Khandūd (pop. 5,500) located 50 km from the epicenter.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 2021 4:04 pm (GMT +4:30) local time (17 May 2021 11:34 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 37.19°N / 72.8°E (Gorno-Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Primary data source: NCS
Earthquake reported few minutes ago near Montreal, Quebec, Canada

We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or near Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 17 May 2021 (GMT) at approximately 11:13.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location and magnitude mentioned are indicative and temporary until the AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 2021 11:13 GMT
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 150 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 45.68°N / 73.73°W (Laval, Quebec, Canada)
Primary data source: VolcanoDiscovery
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 73 km west of Ishigaki, Japan
4.6 quake 17 May 8:01 pm (GMT +9)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred in the evening on Monday 17 May 2021 at 8:01 pm local time near Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 20 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Yonakuni (pop. 1,700) located 45 km from the epicenter.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ishigaki (pop. 44,800) located 73 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 8:01 pm (GMT +9) local time (17 May 2021 11:01 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 24.39°N / 123.44°E (East China Sea, Japan)
Primary data source: EMSC
Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.0 just reported 8 miles northeast of Repentigny, Quebec, Canada
4.0 quake 17 May 7:03 am (GMT -4)

A shallow magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported in the morning near Repentigny, Lanaudière, Quebec, Canada.
According to the Department of Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN), the quake hit on Monday 17 May 2021 at 7:03 am local time at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in L'Assomption (pop. 15,900) located 3 miles from the epicenter, Repentigny (pop. 76,200) 8 miles away, Joliette (pop. 34,800) 12 miles away, Mascouche (pop. 34,600) 13 miles away, and Terrebonne (pop. 94,700) 17 miles away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Longueuil (pop. 229,300) located 23 miles from the epicenter, Laval (pop. 376,800) 25 miles away, and Montreal (pop. 1,600,000) 26 miles away.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 7:03 am (GMT -4) local time (17 May 2021 11:03 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 45.85°N / 73.37°W (L'Assomption Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada)
Primary data source: NRCAN
Small magnitude 3.1 quake hits 25 miles southwest of Fortuna, California, United States after midnight
3.1 quake 17 May 12:09 am (GMT -7)

An earthquake of magnitude 3.1 occurred after midnight on Monday 17 May 2021 at 12:09 am local time near Fortuna, Humboldt County, California, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 9.5 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.1 as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Ferndale (pop. 1,400, 20 miles away), Rio Dell (pop. 3,400, 21 miles away), Hydesville (pop. 1,200, 24 miles away), Fortuna (pop. 12,000, 25 miles away), Eureka (pop. 27,000, 37 miles away), Bayside (pop. 17,100, 42 miles away), Arcata (pop. 17,800, 43 miles away), and McKinleyville (pop. 15,200, 47 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 2021 12:09 am (GMT -7) local time (17 May 2021 07:09 GMT)
Magnitude: 3.1
Depth: 15.3 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 40.31°N / 124.43°W (North Pacific Ocean, California, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake 64 km southwest of Nagqu Prefecture, China
4.2 quake 17 May 12:37 pm (GMT +8)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred around noon on Monday 17 May 2021 at 12:37 pm local time near Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet, China, as reported by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to considerable depth of 165 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Nagqu Prefecture (pop. 30,000, 64 km away), the quake was probably not felt.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 2021 12:37 pm (GMT +8) local time (17 May 2021 04:37 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 165.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 30.92°N / 91.88°E (Tibet, China)
Primary data source: NCS
Small 3.0 quake hits near Healy, Denali, Alaska, USA
3.0 quake 16 May 8:16 pm (GMT -8)

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake near Healy, Denali, Alaska, USA, was reported only 8 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 64 miles beneath the epicenter in the evening on Sunday 16 May 2021 at 8:16 pm local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.0 as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Healy (pop. 1000, 6 miles away), and McKinley Park (pop. 190, 10 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 16 May 2021 8:16 pm (GMT -8) local time (17 May 2021 04:16 GMT)
Magnitude: 3.0
Depth: 103.4 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 63.87°N / 148.78°W (Denali, Alaska, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
Moderate magnitude 4.7 quake hits 77 km northwest of Thal, Pakistan in the morning
4.7 quake 17 May 9:11 am (GMT +5)

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Thal, Upper Dīr District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, was reported only 9 minutes ago by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in this part of the world. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 122.8 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Monday 17 May 2021 at 9:11 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ashkāsham (pop. 12,100) located 72 km from the epicenter, Ishqoshim (pop. 26,000) 73 km away, Thal (pop. 29,300) 77 km away, and Dīr (pop. 29,900) 101 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 2021 9:11 am (GMT +5) local time (17 May 2021 04:11 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 122.8 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 36.12°N / 71.92°E (Chitrāl, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
Primary data source: NCS
Small magnitude 3.3 quake hits 13 miles east of Logan, Utah, United States early evening
3.3 quake 16 May 7:22 pm (GMT -6)

An earthquake of magnitude 3.3 occurred early evening on Sunday 16 May 2021 at 7:22 pm local time near Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA, as reported by the United States Geological Survey.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 1.4 miles. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.3 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Providence (pop. 7,100) located 12 miles from the epicenter, North Logan (pop. 10,200) 12 miles away, Nibley (pop. 6,500) 13 miles away, Logan (pop. 50,400) 13 miles away, Hyrum (pop. 8,000) 14 miles away, Smithfield (pop. 10,800) 16 miles away, and Brigham City (pop. 18,800) 26 miles away. In Ogden (pop. 85,400, 38 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 16 May 2021 7:22 pm (GMT -6) local time (17 May 2021 01:22 GMT)
Magnitude: 3.3
Depth: 2.2 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 41.7°N / 111.59°W (Cache, Utah, United States)
Primary data source: USGS
Significant 5.3 quake hits near Bojnourd, North Khorasan, Iran
5.3 quake 17 May 5:24 am (GMT +4:30)

An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred only 12 minutes ago 47 km west of Bojnourd, Iran, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Bojnourd, North Khorasan, Iran, early morning on Monday 17 May 2021 at 4:54 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.5 earthquake. A third agency, France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS), reported the same quake at magnitude 5.5.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Bojnourd (pop. 192,000) located 47 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Esfarāyen (pop. 59,700) located 76 km from the epicenter, Shīrvān (pop. 82,800) 100 km away, and Kalāleh (pop. 33,700) 116 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 5:24 am (GMT +4:30) local time (17 May 2021 00:54 GMT)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 37.46°N / 56.8°E (North Khorasan, Iran)
Primary data source: GFZ
World Earthquake Report for Sunday, 16 May 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 May 2021
Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 17 May 2021
Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 36 quakes 4.0+, 127 quakes 3.0+, 208 quakes 2.0+ (375 total)
Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakes
Magnitude 4+: 36 earthquakes
Magnitude 3+: 127 earthquakes
Magnitude 2+: 208 earthquakes
No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher

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

#1: 5.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, 107 km south of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, 16 May 1:23 pm (GMT +10)
#2: 5.4 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, 16 May 8:28 pm (GMT +12)
#3: 5.3 quake 41 km west of Bojnourd, North Khorasan, Iran, 17 May 3:34 am (GMT +4:30)
#4: 5.2 quake Solomon Sea, 101 km east of New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea, 16 May 5:28 pm (GMT +10)
#5: 4.9 quake North Pacific Ocean, 88 km northeast of Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan, May 16, 2021 15:41:10.67
#6: 4.9 quake 140 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 16 May 5:40 pm (GMT +10)
#7: 4.8 quake North Pacific Ocean, 145 km south of Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan, May 16, 2021 17:52:25.61
#8: 4.8 quake 5.2 km southeast of Rājula, Amreli, Gujarat, India, 17 May 2021 3:37 am (GMT +5:30)
#9: 4.7 quake Jajarkot, 37 km northeast of Birendranagar, Surkhet, Karnali Pradesh, Nepal, 16 May 2021 12:24 pm (GMT +5:45)
#10: 4.7 quake South Pacific Ocean, 59 km northwest of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, 16 May 7:28 pm (GMT +13)

Earthquakes reported felt:

#1: 4.4 quake 16 km south of Bonao, Provincia de Monseñor Nouel, Dominican Republic, 16 May 8:14 am (GMT -4) - 255 reports
#2: 4.8 quake 5.2 km southeast of Rājula, Amreli, Gujarat, India, 17 May 2021 3:37 am (GMT +5:30) - 159 reports
#3: 2.9 quake Monmouthshire, 14 km east of Newport, Wales, United Kingdom, 16 May 2021 4:16 pm (GMT +1) - 146 reports
#4: 3.8 quake Arabian Sea, 5.5 km southeast of Diu, India, 2021-05-17 03:37:18 IST - 31 reports
#5: Unconfirmed quake reported: 2.7 km south of Morecambe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, 16 May 2021 01:40 GMT - 23 reports
#6: 5.3 quake 41 km west of Bojnourd, North Khorasan, Iran, 17 May 3:34 am (GMT +4:30) - 15 reports
#7: 3.8 quake North Atlantic Ocean, 41 km northeast of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic, 16 May 6:07 am (GMT -4) - 12 reports
#8: 3.3 quake Departamento de San Alberto, 47 km northeast of Villa Dolores, Departamento de San Javier, Cordoba, Argentina, 16/05/2021 09:37:59 - 8 reports
#9: 3.4 quake 34 km southwest of Sisak, Sisak-Moslavina, Croatia, 16 May 2021 01:48 GMT - 7 reports
#10: 2.8 quake North Atlantic Ocean, 110 km northeast of Salvaleon de Higüey, Dominican Republic, 16 May 2021 11:02 GMT - 7 reports
#11: 4.7 quake Persian Gulf, 79 km west of Mohr, Fars, Iran, 16 May 10:02 pm (GMT +4:30) - 4 reports
#12: 4.6 quake Province of Davao del Sur, 40 km northeast of Koronadal City, Philippines, 17 May 5:04 am (GMT +8) - 3 reports
#13: 2.5 quake Nagaon, 26 km west of Hojāi, Hojai, Assam, India, 2021-05-16 20:12:19 IST - 3 reports
#14: 3.6 quake Esmeralda County, 35 mi west of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, 16 May 2021 1:39 am (GMT -7) - 3 reports
#15: 5.2 quake Solomon Sea, 101 km east of New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea, 16 May 5:28 pm (GMT +10) - 2 reports
#16: 4.7 quake South Pacific Ocean, 59 km northwest of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, 16 May 7:28 pm (GMT +13) - 2 reports
#17: 5.4 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, 16 May 8:28 pm (GMT +12) - 2 reports

Earthquake stats:

Number of quakes and energy vs timeNumber of quakes and energy vs magnitudeMagnitude of quakes and energy vs time
Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 16 May 2021
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 16 May 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 16 May 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (1 quake mag 2.9), Clear Lake (22 quakes between mag 0.2-1.1), Coso (1 quake mag 1.5), Don Joao de Castro Bank (1 quake mag 2.6), Eldey (1 quake mag 1.9), Fagradalsfjall (2 quakes between mag 0.6-1.1)
Herdubreid (11 quakes between mag 0.2-1.2), Irazu (1 quake mag 2.8), Kilauea (1 quake mag 1.8), Maroa (1 quake mag 1.8), Maunaloa (1 quake mag 2.1), Nevados Casiri (2 quakes between mag 3.7-4.2), Nisyros (9 quakes between mag 1.4-2.0), Paco (1 quake mag 2.3), Planchón-Peteroa (1 quake mag 2.5), Ragang (1 quake mag 2.6), Reykjanes (19 quakes between mag 0.5-2.6), Taupo (2 quakes between mag 1.2-1.4), Telica (1 quake mag 1.8), Tjörnes Fracture Zone (1 quake mag 1.7), Vesuvius (1 quake mag 1.0) (updated 23h50)

Note: Earthquakes within 20 km from and at depths less than 20 km under active volcanoes are reported. The list is not complete because many volcanoes are not monitored and/or seismic data in high resolution is not available publicly.

Volcanoes with recent earthquakes above magnitude 2 or more than 10 quakes are listed below:


Bardarbunga volcano (Iceland): magnitude 2.9 earthquake

A magnitude 2.9 earthquake occurred at the volcano 18 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 4.8 km depth at 10 km distance E from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.9 quake 7.0 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga, Iceland, 16 May 2021 05:21 GMT (10 km E)All earthquakes at Bardarbunga

Clear Lake volcano (California): 22 earthquakes up to magnitude 1.1

Possible earthquake swarm: 22 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 23 hours, the last being recorded quake 38 minutes ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 2.9 and 0.8 km.
Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
1.1 quake 7km NW of The Geysers, CA, 16 May 2021 22:00 GMT (18 km SSW)1.1 quake 6km NW of The Geysers, CA, 16 May 2021 20:44 GMT (17 km S)1.1 quake 8km WNW of Cobb, CA, USA, 16 May 2021 04:18 GMT (15 km SSW)1.0 quake 3km W of Cobb, CA, USA, 16 May 2021 01:06 GMT (16 km S)0.9 quake 8km NW of The Geysers, CA, 16 May 2021 23:11 GMT (16 km SSW)All earthquakes at Clear Lake

Don Joao de Castro Bank volcano (Azores): magnitude 2.6 earthquake

A magnitude 2.6 earthquake occurred at the volcano 8 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 0 km depth at 14 km distance SSW from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.6 quake North Atlantic Ocean, 98 km northwest of Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, 16 May 2021 15:40 GMT (14 km SSW)All earthquakes at Don Joao de Castro Bank

Herdubreid volcano (Iceland): 11 earthquakes up to magnitude 1.2

Possible earthquake swarm: 11 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 13 hours, the last being recorded quake 10 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 9.5 and 0.1 km.
Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
1.2 quake 1.8 Km SW of Herðubreið, Iceland, 16 May 2021 09:54 GMT (2 km SW)0.7 quake 1.6 Km W of Herðubreið, Iceland, 16 May 2021 12:28 GMT (2 km WSW)0.6 quake 1.6 Km WSW of Herðubreið, Iceland, 16 May 2021 09:52 GMT (2 km SW)0.5 quake 1.7 Km SW of Herðubreið, Iceland, 16 May 2021 12:27 GMT (2 km SW)0.5 quake 1.3 Km N of Herðubreið, Iceland, 16 May 2021 01:53 GMT (1 km N)All earthquakes at Herdubreid

Irazu volcano (Costa Rica): magnitude 2.8 earthquake

A magnitude 2.8 earthquake occurred at the volcano 16 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 10.0 km depth at 14 km distance NW from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.8 quake Moravia, 23 km northeast of San Jose, San José, Costa Rica, 16 de mayo del 2021 1:57 am (14 km NW)All earthquakes at Irazu

Maunaloa volcano (Hawai'i (Big Island)): magnitude 2.1 earthquake

A magnitude 2.1 earthquake occurred at the volcano 12 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 7.0 km depth at 19 km distance SE from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.1 quake 17 Km N of Pāhala, Hawaii, USA, 16 May 2021 11:20 GMT (19 km SE)All earthquakes at Maunaloa

Nevados Casiri volcano (Peru): 2 earthquakes up to magnitude 4.2

2 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 12 hours, the last being recorded quake 10 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 11.0 and 10.0 km.
Earthquake details:
4.2 quake Provincia de Tarata, 67 km northeast of Tacna, Peru, 16 May 2021 8:28 am (GMT -5) (10 km SW)3.7 quake Provincia de Tarata, 73 km northeast of Tacna, Peru, 16 May 2021 01:28 GMT (11 km WNW)All earthquakes at Nevados Casiri

Paco volcano (Mindanao): magnitude 2.3 earthquake

A magnitude 2.3 earthquake occurred at the volcano 5 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 12.0 km depth at 18 km distance SE from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.3 quake 38 km southeast of Surigao City, Philippines, 17 May 2021 - 03:17 AM (PST) (18 km SE)All earthquakes at Paco

Planchón-Peteroa volcano (Central Chile and Argentina): magnitude 2.5 earthquake

A magnitude 2.5 earthquake occurred at the volcano 20 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 19.6 km depth at 14 km distance ESE from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.5 quake 81 km southeast of Curico, Maule Region, Chile, 16 May 2021 04:14 GMT (14 km ESE)All earthquakes at Planchón-Peteroa

Ragang volcano (Mindanao): magnitude 2.6 earthquake

A magnitude 2.6 earthquake occurred at the volcano 2 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 1.0 km depth at 17 km distance E from the volcano.
Earthquake details:
2.6 quake 2.6 km northwest of Wao, Philippines, 17 May 2021 - 05:50 AM (PST) (17 km E)All earthquakes at Ragang

Reykjanes volcano (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): 19 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.6

Possible earthquake swarm: 19 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 22 hours, the last being recorded quake 22 minutes ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 9.2 and 1.4 km.
Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
2.6 quake Iceland: 4.4 Km NNW of Reykjanestá 16 May 2021 21:05 GMT (13 km WSW)2.2 quake Iceland: 4.3 Km N of Reykjanestá 16 May 2021 23:28 GMT (11 km WSW)1.6 quake Iceland: 7.8 Km NW of Reykjanestá 16 May 2021 23:20 GMT (14 km WSW)1.6 quake Iceland: 3.6 Km NNW of Reykjanestá 16 May 2021 21:15 GMT (13 km SW)1.6 quake Iceland: 4.4 Km N of Reykjanestá 16 May 2021 19:20 GMT (11 km WSW)All earthquakes at Reykjanes
Significant 5.3 quake hits near Bojnourd, North Khorasan, Iran
5.3 quake 17 May 3:34 am (GMT +4:30)

A shallow magnitude 5.3 earthquake was reported early morning near Bojnourd, North Khorasan, Iran.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Monday 17 May 2021 at 3:04 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.5.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Bojnourd (pop. 192,000) located 41 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Esfarāyen (pop. 59,700) located 68 km from the epicenter, Shīrvān (pop. 82,800) 94 km away, and Kalāleh (pop. 33,700) 122 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 3:34 am (GMT +4:30) local time (16 May 2021 23:04 GMT)
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 37.41°N / 56.87°E (North Khorasan, Iran)
Primary data source: GFZ
Magnitude 4.8 earthquake strikes near Rājula, Amreli, Gujarat, India
4.8 quake 17 May 3:37 am (GMT +5:30)

Just 11 minutes ago, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Rājula, Amreli, Gujarat, India. The tremor was recorded early morning on Monday 17 May 2021 at 3:07 am local time, at a shallow depth of 10 km below the surface.
The event was filed by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Rājula (pop. 34,700) located 5 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Savarkundla (pop. 73,700) located 41 km from the epicenter, Kundla (pop. 76,800) 42 km away, Una (pop. 56,500) 49 km away, Dhāri (pop. 29,300) 59 km away, Pālitāna (pop. 55,900) 69 km away, and Amreli (pop. 99,700) 72 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 2021 3:37 am (GMT +5:30) local time (16 May 2021 22:07 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 21°N / 71.47°E (Amreli, Gujarat, India)
Primary data source: NCS
Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake 31 km west of Digos, Philippines
4.6 quake 17 May 5:04 am (GMT +8)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred early morning on Monday 17 May 2021 at 5:04 am local time near Digos, Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines, as reported by Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency.
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 14 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Magsaysay (pop. 16,600) located 12 km from the epicenter, and Bansalan (pop. 21,400) 15 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Kidapawan (pop. 79,700) located 25 km from the epicenter, Digos (pop. 116,100) 31 km away, Buluan (pop. 28,000) 31 km away, Tacurong (pop. 54,600) 46 km away, Kabacan (pop. 31,800) 46 km away, and Davao City (pop. 1,212,500) 67 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Budta (pop. 1,273,700) located 85 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 17 May 5:04 am (GMT +8) local time (16 May 2021 21:04 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 6.78°N / 125.08°E (Province of Davao del Sur, Davao, Philippines)
Primary data source: BMKG
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Acapulco de Juarez, Acapulco de Juárez, Guerrero, Mexico
4.3 quake 16 May 3:20 pm (GMT -5)

Just 28 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Acapulco de Juarez, Acapulco de Juárez, Guerrero, Mexico. The tremor was recorded early afternoon on Sunday 16 May 2021 at 3:20 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 12 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Playa Azul (pop. 250) located 22 km from the epicenter, Coyuca de Benitez (pop. 13,600) 29 km away, Acapulco de Juarez (pop. 673,500) 30 km away, Bajos del Ejido (pop. 6,200) 31 km away, Tixtlancingo (pop. 3,600) 40 km away, and Tres Palos (pop. 5,000) 42 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Kilometro 30 (pop. 6,300) located 49 km from the epicenter, Atoyac de Alvarez (pop. 21,400) 57 km away, and Técpan de Galeana (pop. 15,100) 71 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.


Earthquake data:
Date & time: 16 May 2021 3:20 pm (GMT -5) local time (16 May 2021 20:20 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 16.76°N / 100.17°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Primary data source: SSN
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