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  1. World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 18 May 2022 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.
    World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 18 May 2022 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.

    Quakes detected near: Arayat (1 quake mag 2.1), Askja (5 quakes between mag 0.1-1.2), Brennisteinsfjöll (1 quake mag 1.0), Clear Lake (24 quakes between mag 0.4-2.0), Coso (2 quakes between mag 0.9-1.2), Eldey (2 quakes between mag 1.2-1.4)
    Fagradalsfjall (29 quakes between mag 0.1-2.5), Hekla (1 quake mag 1.1), Kilauea (2 quakes between mag 2.1-2.8), Methana (1 quake mag 1.6), Mount Rainier (2 quakes between mag 0.4-1.2), Nigorigawa (1 quake mag 2.5), Reykjanes (82 quakes between mag 0.1-3.5), Rota (2 quakes between mag 1.1-1.2), Rotorua (1 quake mag 3.0), Ruapehu (9 quakes between mag 1.0-1.7), Salton Buttes (1 quake mag 1.7), Santo Tomas (1 quake mag 2.3), Sousaki (1 quake mag 1.3), São Jorge (12 quakes between mag 1.5-3.1), Taranaki (1 quake mag 2.3), Taupo (12 quakes between mag 1.2-3.6), Tecapa (1 quake mag 2.8), Telica (1 quake mag 2.0), Vulcano (1 quake mag 1.2) (updated 14h50)

    Note: Earthquakes within 20 km from and at depths less than 50 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:



    Arayat volcano (Luzon Island): magnitude 2.1 earthquake

    A magnitude 2.1 earthquake occurred at the volcano 1 hour 3 minutes ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 13.0 km depth at 19 km distance NNW from the volcano.
    Earthquake details:
    2.1 quake 2.7 km north of Concepcion, Tarlac, Central Luzon, Philippines, May 18, 2022 9:47 pm (GMT +8) (19 km NNW)All earthquakes at Arayat

    Clear Lake volcano (California): 24 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.0

    Possible earthquake swarm: 24 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 19 hours, the last being recorded quake 3 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 2.9 and 1.4 km.
    Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
    2.0 quake 6km WNW of The Geysers, CA, May 17, 2022 10:51 am (GMT -7) (18 km SSW)1.7 quake 8km NW of The Geysers, CA, May 18, 2022 12:43 am (GMT -7) (16 km SSW)1.5 quake 6km NW of The Geysers, CA, May 17, 2022 10:52 am (GMT -7) (18 km SSW)1.3 quake 6km NW of The Geysers, CA, May 17, 2022 2:26 pm (GMT -7) (18 km SSW)1.2 quake 7km WNW of Cobb, CA, May 17, 2022 6:05 pm (GMT -7) (15 km S)All earthquakes at Clear Lake

    Fagradalsfjall volcano (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): 29 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.5

    Possible earthquake swarm: 29 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 17 hours, the last being recorded quake 4 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 6.1 and 2.7 km.
    Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
    2.5 quake Iceland: 5.4 Km NNE of Grindavík May 17, 2022 6:28 pm (GMT +0) (6 km WSW)1.9 quake Iceland: 4.7 Km NNE of Grindavík May 17, 2022 7:01 pm (GMT +0) (6 km WSW)1.8 quake Iceland: 5.5 Km NNE of Grindavík May 17, 2022 6:32 pm (GMT +0) (6 km WSW)1.8 quake Iceland: 5.4 Km NNE of Grindavík May 17, 2022 6:35 pm (GMT +0) (6 km WSW)1.5 quake Iceland: 5.0 Km NNE of Grindavík May 17, 2022 6:31 pm (GMT +0) (6 km WSW)All earthquakes at Fagradalsfjall

    Kilauea volcano (Hawai'i (Big Island)): 2 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.8

    2 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 4 hours, the last being recorded quake 13 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 6.0 and 5.3 km.
    Earthquake details:
    2.8 quake 28 mi south of Hilo, Hawaii County, USA, May 17, 2022 4:07 pm (GMT -10) (13 km SE)2.1 quake 9 Km WSW of Volcano, Hawaii, May 17, 2022 12:11 pm (GMT -10) (4 km W)All earthquakes at Kilauea

    Nigorigawa volcano (Hokkaido): magnitude 2.5 earthquake

    A magnitude 2.5 earthquake occurred at the volcano 9 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 6.6 km depth at 3 km distance W from the volcano.
    Earthquake details:
    2.5 quake 47 km northwest of Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan, May 18, 2022 3:14 pm (GMT +9) (3 km W)All earthquakes at Nigorigawa

    Reykjanes volcano (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): 82 earthquakes up to magnitude 3.5

    Possible earthquake swarm: 82 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 19 hours, the last being recorded quake 4 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 7.6 and 1.8 km.
    Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
    3.5 quake Iceland: 4.1 Km NNE of Grindavík May 18, 2022 4:27 am (GMT +0) (6 km ESE)3.0 quake Iceland: 3.0 Km NNE of Grindavík May 18, 2022 2:35 am (GMT +0) (6 km ESE)2.8 quake Iceland: 2.8 Km N of Grindavík May 18, 2022 9:53 am (GMT +0) (5 km SE)2.7 quake Iceland: 2.8 Km NNE of Grindavík May 17, 2022 8:32 pm (GMT +0) (6 km ESE)2.4 quake Iceland: 4.9 Km NNE of Grindavík May 18, 2022 12:16 am (GMT +0) (6 km ESE)All earthquakes at Reykjanes

    Rotorua volcano (New Zealand): magnitude 3.0 earthquake

    A magnitude 3.0 earthquake occurred at the volcano 4 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 10.0 km depth at 6 km distance SSW from the volcano.
    Earthquake details:
    Reported seismic-like event (likely no quake): 0.9 km northeast of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, May 18, 2022 10:43 pm (GMT +12) (6 km SSW)All earthquakes at Rotorua

    Santo Tomas volcano (Luzon Island): magnitude 2.3 earthquake

    A magnitude 2.3 earthquake occurred at the volcano 19 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 1.0 km depth at 19 km distance W from the volcano.
    Earthquake details:
    2.3 quake 4.1 km southeast of Aringay, Province of La Union, Ilocos, Philippines, May 18, 2022 3:49 am (GMT +8) (19 km W)All earthquakes at Santo Tomas

    São Jorge volcano (Azores): 12 earthquakes up to magnitude 3.1

    Possible earthquake swarm: 12 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 20 hours, the last being recorded quake 4 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 9.0 and 0.0 km.
    Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
    3.1 quake São Jorge Island, 2.1 km northeast of Velas, Azores, Portugal, May 17, 2022 6:02 pm (GMT +0) (8 km WNW)2.7 quake São Jorge Island, 3.4 km east of Velas, Azores, Portugal, May 17, 2022 7:27 pm (GMT +0) (6 km WNW)2.2 quake São Jorge Island, 3 km northeast of Velas, Azores, Portugal, May 18, 2022 11:01 am (GMT +0) (8 km WNW)2.1 quake São Jorge Island, 1.7 km northeast of Velas, Azores, Portugal, May 17, 2022 7:08 pm (GMT +0) (8 km WNW)2.0 quake São Jorge Island, 2.1 km northeast of Velas, Azores, Portugal, May 17, 2022 7:47 pm (GMT +0) (8 km WNW)All earthquakes at São Jorge

    Taranaki volcano (North Island): magnitude 2.3 earthquake

    A magnitude 2.3 earthquake occurred at the volcano 3 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 14.5 km depth at 13 km distance WNW from the volcano.
    Earthquake details:
    2.3 quake 25 km southwest of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, May 18, 2022 11:58 pm (GMT +12) (13 km WNW)All earthquakes at Taranaki

    Taupo volcano (New Zealand): 12 earthquakes up to magnitude 3.6

    Possible earthquake swarm: 12 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 8 hours, the last being recorded quake 15 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 10.2 and 3.8 km.
    Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
    3.6 quake North Island, 18 km southwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, May 18, 2022 5:03 am (GMT +12) (1 km WSW)2.9 quake North Island, 20 km south of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, May 18, 2022 3:59 am (GMT +12) (4 km SSE)2.8 quake North Island, 19 km south of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, May 18, 2022 5:07 am (GMT +12) (3 km SSE)2.4 quake North Island, 20 km southwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, May 18, 2022 3:48 am (GMT +12) (3 km SSW)2.3 quake North Island, 18 km south of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, May 18, 2022 7:27 am (GMT +12) (3 km SE)All earthquakes at Taupo

    Tecapa volcano (El Salvador): magnitude 2.8 earthquake

    A magnitude 2.8 earthquake occurred at the volcano 22 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 4.0 km depth at 13 km distance NNW from the volcano.
    Earthquake details:
    2.8 quake 16 km northwest of Santiago de Maria, El Salvador, May 17, 2022 11:19 am (GMT -6) (13 km NNW)All earthquakes at Tecapa
  2. Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 18 May 2022
    Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 18 May 2022
    Summary: 6 quakes 5.0+, 36 quakes 4.0+, 110 quakes 3.0+, 192 quakes 2.0+ (344 total)
    This report is being updated every hour.
    Magnitude 5+: 6 earthquakes
    Magnitude 4+: 36 earthquakes
    Magnitude 3+: 110 earthquakes
    Magnitude 2+: 192 earthquakes
    No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher

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

    #1: 5.7 quake Bering Sea, Alaska, USA, May 17, 2022 9:27 pm (GMT -9)
    #2: 5.6 quake North Pacific Ocean, Japan, May 18, 2022 12:52 pm (GMT +9)
    #3: 5.4 quake North Pacific Ocean, 244 km southwest of Dededo Village, Guam, May 18, 2022 1:25 pm (GMT +10)
    #4: 5.2 quake North Pacific Ocean, 143 km northeast of Hachinohe, Aomori, Japan, May 18, 2022 7:17 am (GMT +10)
    #5: 5.0 quake Timor Sea, 137 km east of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-Leste, May 18, 2022 6:26 am (GMT +9)
    #6: 5.0 quake North Pacific Ocean, 243 km southwest of Dededo Village, Guam, May 18, 2022 2:29 pm (GMT +10)
    #7: 4.9 quake Philippine Sea, 96 km south of Miyanoura, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima, Japan, May 18, 2022 12:34 am (GMT +9)
    #8: 4.9 quake 177 km southeast of Korla, Xinjiang, China, May 18, 2022 9:36 am (GMT +8)
    #9: 4.8 quake Xinjiang, 77 km southeast of Druzhba, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan, May 18, 2022 5:31 pm (GMT +8)
    #10: 4.8 quake Xinjiang, 68 km southwest of Druzhba, Alakol District, Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan, May 18, 2022 8:03 pm (GMT +8)

    Earthquakes reported felt:

    #1: 3.7 quake 12 km northeast of Masbate, Bicol, Philippines, May 18, 2022 9:29 am (GMT +8) - 7 reports
    #2: 3.5 quake 7.3 km south of Melipilla, Santiago, Chile, May 18, 2022 7:52 am (GMT -4) - 4 reports
    #3: 3.6 quake North Island, 18 km southwest of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand, May 18, 2022 5:03 am (GMT +12) - 4 reports
    #4: 2.3 quake Ferizaj, Serbia, 9.1 km southwest of Vitina, Komuna e Vitisë, Gjilan, Kosovo, May 18, 2022 1:26 am (GMT +2) - 3 reports
    #5: 3.7 quake 16 km east of Campobasso, Molise, Italy, May 18, 2022 1:49 am (GMT +2) - 3 reports
    #6: 2.7 quake São Jorge Island, 3.4 km east of Velas, Azores, Portugal, May 17, 2022 7:27 pm (GMT +0) - 2 reports
    #7: 2.5 quake Adriatic Sea, 66 km south of Rijeka, Primorsko-Goranska Županija, Croatia, May 17, 2022 9:59 pm (GMT +2) - 2 reports
    #8: 4.2 quake 49 km southwest of Kerman, Iran, May 18, 2022 2:05 am (GMT +4:30) - 2 reports
    #9: 4.7 quake Tacna, 75 km northeast of Arica, Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile, May 18, 2022 6:27 am (GMT -5) - 2 reports

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