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  1. Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 18 Sep 2021
    Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 18 Sep 2021
    Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 41 quakes 4.0+, 145 quakes 3.0+, 224 quakes 2.0+ (414 total)
    This report is being updated every hour.
    Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakes
    Magnitude 4+: 41 earthquakes
    Magnitude 3+: 145 earthquakes
    Magnitude 2+: 224 earthquakes
    No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher

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

    #1: 5.8 quake Coral Sea, 64 km north of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu, Sep 17, 2021 9:28 pm (GMT +11)
    #2: 5.3 quake Coral Sea, 83 km south of Kirakira, Solomon Islands, Sep 18, 2021 5:44 am (GMT +11)
    #3: 5.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, Russia, Sep 18, 2021 6:36 am (GMT +11)
    #4: 5.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, 27 km north of Hihifo, Niuas, Tonga, Sep 18, 2021 1:56 pm (GMT +13)
    #5: 4.9 quake 77 km northwest of Kucha, Xinjiang, China, Sep 17, 2021 5:15 pm (GMT +8)
    #6: 4.9 quake 218 km southeast of Turpan, Xinjiang, China, Sep 17, 2021 5:55 pm (GMT +8)
    #7: 4.9 quake Philippine Sea, Indonesia, 176 km southeast of General Santos City, Philippines, Sep 17, 2021 8:43 pm (GMT +8)
    #8: 4.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, Sep 18, 2021 4:50 am (GMT +12)
    #9: 4.9 quake Indian Ocean, 286 km southwest of Serang, Banten, Indonesia, Sep 18, 2021 10:44 am (GMT +7)
    #10: 4.8 quake South Atlantic Ocean, South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands, Sep 17, 2021 6:00 am (GMT -2)

    Earthquakes reported felt:

    #1: 4.3 quake 1.1 mi east of Carson, Los Angeles County, California, USA, Sep 17, 2021 7:58 pm (GMT -7) - 895 reports
    #2: Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: Shenandoah County, 23 mi west of Front Royal, Warren County, Virginia, USA, Sep 17, 2021 10:24 am (GMT -4) - 428 reports
    #3: Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: 2.8 mi northeast of Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA, Sep 17, 2021 7:22 pm (GMT -7) - 57 reports
    #4: 3.5 quake 17 km northwest of Argostoli, Kefallonia Regional Unit, Ionian Islands, Greece, Sep 17, 2021 9:55 am (GMT +3) - 42 reports
    #5: 3.7 quake Ukraine: CAUCASUS REGION, RUSSIA, Sep 17, 2021 7:50 pm (GMT +3) - 28 reports
    #6: 2.0 quake 15 km north of Hassan, Karnataka, India, Sep 17, 2021 5:22 pm (GMT +5:30) - 16 reports
    #7: 3.2 quake 8.8 km south of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Sep 18, 2021 4:26 am (GMT +1) - 14 reports
    #8: 3.0 quake 0.9 mi southeast of Carson, Los Angeles County, California, USA, Sep 17, 2021 11:06 pm (GMT -7) - 13 reports
    #9: 4.3 quake Ejido Jiquilpan, 38 km east of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, Sep 17, 2021 5:51 am (GMT -7) - 10 reports
    #10: Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 11 mi north of Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA, Sep 17, 2021 6:24 pm (GMT -4) - 8 reports
    #11: 3.3 quake Alboran Sea, 32 km east of Al Hoceima, Morocco, Sep 18, 2021 1:11 am (GMT +1) - 7 reports
    #12: 2.6 quake 8.1 km south of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Sep 17, 2021 7:53 pm (GMT +1) - 6 reports
    #13: 3.9 quake 22 km northeast of Denizli, Turkey, Sep 18, 2021 2:45 am (GMT +3) - 5 reports
    #14: 2.3 quake 5km NE of Wildomar, CA, Sep 17, 2021 1:09 pm (GMT -7) - 5 reports
    #15: 2.8 quake 35 km north of Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy, Sep 18, 2021 7:02 am (GMT +2) - 5 reports
    #16: 3.0 quake Aegean Sea, 5.5 km northwest of Kusadasi, Aydın, Turkey, Sep 17, 2021 10:12 am (GMT +3) - 4 reports
    #17: 2.9 quake Esmeralda County, 36 mi west of Tonopah, Nye County, Nevada, USA, Sep 17, 2021 4:06 pm (GMT -7) - 3 reports
    #18: Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): 8.1 km northeast of Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada, Sep 17, 2021 1:15 pm (GMT -7) - 3 reports
    #19: Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): 3.6 mi northeast of Bend, Deschutes County, Oregon, USA, Sep 17, 2021 5:02 pm (GMT -7) - 3 reports
    #20: Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): 3.6 mi east of Enterprise, Clark County, Nevada, USA, Sep 17, 2021 3:31 pm (GMT -7) - 2 reports
    #21: 2.9 quake Győr-Moson-Sopron, 20 km north of Savar, Vas, Hungary, Sep 18, 2021 5:07 am (GMT +2) - 2 reports
    #22: 4.0 quake 6.3 km west of Sullana, Piura, Peru, Sep 17, 2021 5:26 pm (GMT -5) - 2 reports
    #23: Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): 3.5 km southeast of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Sep 18, 2021 3:40 am (GMT +8) - 2 reports
    #24: 4.8 quake 34 km south of Kargil, Ladakh, India, Sep 18, 2021 3:55 am (GMT +5:30) - 2 reports
    #25: Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): North Pacific Ocean Sep 17, 2021 8:02 pm (GMT -7) - 2 reports
    #26: 2.0 quake 11 km south of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Sep 17, 2021 7:18 pm (GMT +1) - 2 reports
    #27: 2.8 quake Mono County, California, 47 mi southeast of Carson City, Nevada, USA, Sep 17, 2021 4:04 am (GMT -7) - 2 reports
    #28: 3.6 quake 22 km northeast of Denizli, Turkey, Sep 17, 2021 3:10 pm (GMT +3) - 2 reports
    #29: Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): Madera County, 29 mi north of Clovis, Fresno County, California, USA, Sep 17, 2021 9:16 pm (GMT -7) - 2 reports
    #30: Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): Jefferson County, 17 mi southwest of Oakville, Saint Louis County, Missouri, USA, Sep 17, 2021 11:22 am (GMT -5) - 2 reports
    #31: Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): 3 km southwest of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, Sep 17, 2021 2:12 am (GMT -7) - 2 reports

    Earthquake stats:

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  2. 3.0 quake 17 Sep 11:06 pm (GMT -7)

    An earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred only 6 minutes ago 1 miles southeast of Carson, California, United States, the United States Geological Survey reported.
    The quake hit at a shallow depth of 6.3 miles beneath the epicenter near Carson, Los Angeles County, California, USA, late at night on Friday, September 17th, 2021, at 11:06 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.
    A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 3.0 earthquake as well.
    Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Carson (pop. 93,300) located 1 miles from the epicenter, Torrance (pop. 148,500) 4 miles away, Gardena (pop. 60,400) 5 miles away, Compton (pop. 98,500) 6 miles away, Long Beach (pop. 474,100) 6 miles away, San Pedro (pop. 78,400) 6 miles away, Redondo Beach (pop. 68,200) 7 miles away, Hawthorne (pop. 88,500) 8 miles away, and Los Angeles (pop. 3,971,900) 16 miles away.


    Earthquake data:
    Date & time: Sep 17, 2021 11:06 pm (GMT -7) local time (18 Sep 2021 06:06 GMT)
    Magnitude: 3.0
    Depth: 10.2 km
    Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 33.83°N / 118.27°W (Los Angeles, California, United States)
    Primary data source: USGS
  3. Map of people reporting feeling the quake near LA last evening

    Thousands of people felt a moderate magnitude 4.3 quake that shook L.A. last evening shortly before 8 pm local time on Sep 17, 2021.
    Its epicenter was in Carson, near Long Beach, and the quake was caused by strike-slip motion (side-by-side sliding) on a fault near the Newport-Inglewood fault zone, USGS reported.
    There was no significant damage. Small aftershocks can be expected over the next several hours.


    Earthquake data:
    Date & time: Sep 17, 2021 7:58 pm (GMT -7) local time (18 Sep 2021 02:58 GMT)
    Magnitude: 4.3
    Depth: 11.9 km
    Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 33.83°N / 118.26°W (Los Angeles, California, United States)
    Primary data source: USGS
  4. World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 18 Sep 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 Sep 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.

    Quakes detected near: Askja (5 quakes between mag 0.2-1.3), Bardarbunga (1 quake mag 1.0), Biliran (3 quakes between mag 1.8-3.2), Clear Lake (21 quakes between mag 0.4-1.8), Coso (6 quakes between mag 0.4-1.7), Etna (2 quakes between mag 1.4-3.0)
    Herdubreid (11 quakes between mag 0.2-1.9), Kilauea (1 quake mag 1.8), Kolumbo (1 quake mag 1.7), Krísuvík (1 quake mag 1.0), La Palma (45 quakes between mag 0.9-3.2), Langjökull (1 quake mag 1.0), Las Lajas (1 quake mag 2.1), Maroa (3 quakes between mag 1.1-1.9), Maunaloa (1 quake mag 1.8), Mount Rainier (1 quake mag 1.0), Nisyros (8 quakes between mag 1.1-2.1), Reporoa (3 quakes between mag 1.5-1.9), Rinjani (1 quake mag 3.7), Sabancaya (1 quake mag 3.6), Sousaki (1 quake mag 1.1), Tacana (1 quake mag 2.9), Tjörnes Fracture Zone (2 quakes between mag 1.1-1.1), White Island (3 quakes between mag 2.4-2.6) (updated 05h50)

    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): 3 earthquakes up to magnitude 3.2

    3 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 13 hours, the last being recorded quake 9 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 11.0 and 1.0 km.
    Earthquake details:
    3.2 quake Philippine Sea, 39 km northwest of Carigara, Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, Sep 18, 2021 4:46 am (GMT +8) (16 km W)2.2 quake Philippine Sea, 12 km northwest of Carigara, Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, Sep 17, 2021 3:42 pm (GMT +8) (18 km SSE)1.8 quake 4.9 km southeast of Naval, Biliran, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, Sep 17, 2021 3:42 pm (GMT +8) (11 km W)All earthquakes at Biliran

    Clear Lake volcano (California): 21 earthquakes up to magnitude 1.8

    Possible earthquake swarm: 21 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 22 hours, the last being recorded quake 28 minutes ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 2.6 and 1.1 km.
    Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
    1.8 quake 6km W of Cobb, CA, Sep 17, 2021 5:43 am (GMT -7) (16 km S)1.5 quake 4km NNW of The Geysers, CA, Sep 17, 2021 8:06 pm (GMT -7) (18 km S)1.3 quake 8km NW of The Geysers, CA, Sep 17, 2021 12:26 am (GMT -7) (16 km SSW)1.1 quake 3km WSW of Cobb, CA, Sep 17, 2021 6:38 pm (GMT -7) (18 km S)1.0 quake 9km WNW of Cobb, CA, Sep 17, 2021 10:22 pm (GMT -7) (15 km SSW)All earthquakes at Clear Lake

    Etna volcano (Italy): 2 earthquakes up to magnitude 3.0

    2 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 4 hours, the last being recorded quake 12 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 10.0 and 1.8 km.
    Earthquake details:
    Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): 30 km north of Catania, Sicily, Italy, Sep 17, 2021 7:43 pm (GMT +2) (0 km SW)1.4 quake Italy: 12 Km W Milo (CT) Sep 17, 2021 3:35 pm (GMT +2) (2 km N)All earthquakes at Etna

    Herdubreid volcano (Iceland): 11 earthquakes up to magnitude 1.9

    Possible earthquake swarm: 11 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 18 hours, the last being recorded quake 6 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 9.6 and 2.4 km.
    Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
    1.9 quake Iceland: 4.0 Km S of Herðubreið Sep 17, 2021 6:17 pm (GMT +0) (5 km S)1.4 quake Iceland: 3.7 Km S of Herðubreið Sep 17, 2021 7:44 pm (GMT +0) (4 km S)1.2 quake Iceland: 3.4 Km S of Herðubreið Sep 18, 2021 12:00 am (GMT +0) (4 km S)1.0 quake Iceland: 3.1 Km NE of Herðubreiðartögl Sep 17, 2021 5:54 am (GMT +0) (8 km S)0.8 quake Iceland: 3.8 Km S of Herðubreið Sep 17, 2021 6:11 am (GMT +0) (4 km S)All earthquakes at Herdubreid

    La Palma volcano (Canary Islands): 45 earthquakes up to magnitude 3.2

    Possible earthquake swarm: 45 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 24 hours, the last being recorded quake 24 minutes ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 16.0 and 0.0 km.
    Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
    3.2 quake 8.8 km south of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Sep 18, 2021 4:26 am (GMT +1) (3 km W)2.6 quake 8.1 km south of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Sep 17, 2021 7:53 pm (GMT +1) (5 km W)2.5 quake 8.6 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Sep 17, 2021 11:39 pm (GMT +1) (3 km WNW)2.3 quake 8.1 km south of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Sep 18, 2021 4:22 am (GMT +1) (6 km W)2.3 quake 8.4 km southeast of Los Llanos de Aridane, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Sep 17, 2021 3:59 pm (GMT +1) (3 km WNW)All earthquakes at La Palma

    Las Lajas volcano (Nicaragua): magnitude 2.1 earthquake

    A magnitude 2.1 earthquake occurred at the volcano 1 hour 58 minutes ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 16.0 km depth at 13 km distance ESE from the volcano.
    Earthquake details:
    2.1 quake 19 km southwest of Camoapa, Departamento de Boaco, Nicaragua, Sep 17, 2021 9:52 pm (GMT -6) (13 km ESE)All earthquakes at Las Lajas

    Nisyros volcano (Greece): 8 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.1

    8 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 20 hours, the last being recorded quake 1 hour 13 minutes ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 18.6 and 2.0 km.
    Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
    2.1 quake Aegean Sea, 49 km south of Kos, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, Sep 17, 2021 11:18 am (GMT +3) (12 km SSW)1.8 quake Aegean Sea, 96 km west of Rhodos, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, Sep 18, 2021 4:49 am (GMT +3) (15 km S)1.7 quake Aegean Sea, 99 km west of Rhodos, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, Sep 18, 2021 1:53 am (GMT +3) (15 km SSW)1.6 quake Aegean Sea, 94 km west of Rhodos, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, Sep 18, 2021 4:59 am (GMT +3) (15 km S)1.5 quake Aegean Sea, 93 km west of Rhodos, Dodecanese, South Aegean, Greece, Sep 18, 2021 7:37 am (GMT +3) (18 km S)All earthquakes at Nisyros

    Rinjani volcano (Lombok): magnitude 3.7 earthquake

    A magnitude 3.7 earthquake occurred at the volcano 21 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 10.0 km depth at 19 km distance NNE from the volcano.
    Earthquake details:
    3.7 quake 59 km northeast of Mataram-Lombok, Indonesia, Sep 17, 2021 4:54 pm (GMT +8) (19 km NNE)All earthquakes at Rinjani

    Sabancaya volcano (Peru): magnitude 3.6 earthquake

    A magnitude 3.6 earthquake occurred at the volcano 2 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 10.0 km depth at 14 km distance ENE from the volcano.
    Earthquake details:
    3.6 quake Provincia de Caylloma, 79 km north of Arequipa, Peru, Sep 17, 2021 10:39 pm (GMT -5) (14 km ENE)All earthquakes at Sabancaya

    Tacana volcano (Southern Mexico): magnitude 2.9 earthquake

    A magnitude 2.9 earthquake occurred at the volcano 12 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 13.0 km depth at 11 km distance ENE from the volcano.
    Earthquake details:
    2.9 quake 33 km northwest of San Marcos, Departamento de San Marcos, Guatemala, Sep 17, 2021 11:47 am (GMT -6) (11 km ENE)All earthquakes at Tacana

    White Island volcano (New Zealand): 3 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.6

    3 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 11 hours, the last being recorded quake 3 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 5.0 and 5.0 km.
    Earthquake details:
    2.6 quake South Pacific Ocean, 41 km north of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Sep 18, 2021 3:14 am (GMT +12) (10 km SSW)2.4 quake South Pacific Ocean, 47 km north of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Sep 18, 2021 2:24 pm (GMT +12) (4 km SSW)2.4 quake South Pacific Ocean, 41 km north of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, Sep 18, 2021 7:19 am (GMT +12) (10 km SSW)All earthquakes at White Island
  5. 4.3 quake 18 Sep 9:44 am (GMT +5)

    Just 37 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 9:44 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 30 km below the surface.
    The event was filed by India's National Center for Seismology (NCS), the first seismological agency to report it.
    Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Gilgit (pop. 10,400) located 90 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: Sep 18, 2021 9:44 am (GMT +5) local time (18 Sep 2021 04:44 GMT)
    Magnitude: 4.3
    Depth: 30.0 km
    Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 36.36°N / 73.47°E (Ghizer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan)
    Primary data source: NCS