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Latest quakes in or near the South Pacific Ocean in the past 48 hours on Thursday, May 19, 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated May 19, 2022 03:11 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 48 hours:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 5
  • 15 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 43 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 65 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 51 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In the past 48 hours, the South Pacific Ocean had 1 quake of magnitude 5.7, 15 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 43 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 65 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 51 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 2.3 | Waikato, 48 km SW of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.7 | South Pacific Ocean -

Recent quakes above magnitude 1.0 in or near the South Pacific Ocean (updated )

Past 24 hours:84 quakes | 31 quakes M2+ | 24 quakes M3+ | 5 quakes M4+ | 1 quake M5+
Past 7 days:641 quakes | 259 quakes M2+ | 144 quakes M3+ | 65 quakes M4+ | 4 quakes M5+
Past 30 days:2,900 quakes | 1,112 quakes M2+ | 667 quakes M3+ | 265 quakes M4+ | 58 quakes M5+ | 3 quakes M6+
Past 90 days:9,311 quakes | 3,846 quakes M2+ | 2,059 quakes M3+ | 914 quakes M4+ | 195 quakes M5+ | 13 quakes M6+ | 1 quake M7+
Past 365 days:36,409 quakes | 16,085 quakes M2+ | 7,877 quakes M3+ | 3,518 quakes M4+ | 698 quakes M5+ | 43 quakes M6+ | 3 quakes M7+

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Showing most recent quakes and quakes magnitude 2.9 or higher (77 out of 175 quakes, show more):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Thursday, May 19, 2022 GMT (11 quakes)
May 19, 2022 2:51 pm (GMT +12) (May 19, 2022 02:51 GMT)
2.3

159 km
Waikato, 48 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
May 19, 2022 2:07 pm (GMT +12) (May 19, 2022 02:07 GMT)
2.0

35 km
37 km northeast of Whanganui, Wanganui District, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand MoreMap
May 18, 2022 10:03 pm (GMT -4) (May 19, 2022 02:03 GMT)
2.4

112 km
Antofagasta, Chile MoreMap
May 18, 2022 9:52 pm (GMT -4) (May 19, 2022 01:52 GMT)
2.9

75 km
89 km east of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile MoreMap
May 18, 2022 5:51 pm (GMT -8) (May 19, 2022 01:51 GMT)
5.7

10 km
South Pacific Ocean
I FELT IT
MoreMap
May 19, 2022 1:26 pm (GMT +12) (May 19, 2022 01:26 GMT)
2.5

67 km
South Pacific Ocean, 98 km northeast of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
May 19, 2022 1:25 pm (GMT +12) (May 19, 2022 01:25 GMT)
4.1

554 km
South Pacific Ocean
I FELT IT
MoreMap
May 19, 2022 1:15 pm (GMT +12) (May 19, 2022 01:15 GMT)
2.1

7.4 km
Tasman Sea, 26 km southeast of Blenheim, Marlborough District, New Zealand MoreMap
May 19, 2022 10:11 am (GMT +9) (May 19, 2022 01:11 GMT)
3.1

42 km
92 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia
I FELT IT
MoreMap
May 18, 2022 8:44 pm (GMT -4) (May 19, 2022 00:44 GMT)
3.6

139 km
Tarapaca, 144 km north of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile
I FELT IT
MoreMap
May 18, 2022 8:26 pm (GMT -4) (May 19, 2022 00:26 GMT)
3.0

37 km
92 km southeast of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile
I FELT IT
MoreMap
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 GMT (39 quakes)
May 18, 2022 7:24 pm (GMT -4) (May 18, 2022 23:24 GMT)
2.9

83 km
Tarapaca, Chile MoreMap
May 18, 2022 7:20 pm (GMT -4) (May 18, 2022 23:20 GMT)
2.5

108 km
74 km northeast of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile MoreMap
May 18, 2022 6:57 pm (GMT -4) (May 18, 2022 22:57 GMT)
3.1

108 km
50 km southeast of Illapel, Provincia de Choapa, Coquimbo Region, Chile
I FELT IT
MoreMap
May 19, 2022 10:28 am (GMT +12) (May 18, 2022 22:28 GMT)
2.7

95 km
50 km northwest of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand MoreMap
May 18, 2022 5:37 pm (GMT -4) (May 18, 2022 21:37 GMT)
2.4

117 km
Tarapaca, Chile MoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.8 x 1013 joules (7.82 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6732 tons of TNT or 0.4 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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South Pacific Ocean Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in or near the South Pacific Ocean?

The last earthquake in or near the South Pacific Ocean occurred 20 minutes ago: Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Waikato, 48 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 2:51 pm (GMT +12).

How many quakes were there in or near the South Pacific Ocean in the past 48 hours?

In the past 48 hours, South Pacific Ocean had 77 quakes up to magnitude 5.7.

What was the strongest quake in or near the South Pacific Ocean in the past 48 hours?

The strongest earthquake in or near the South Pacific Ocean in the past 48 hours occurred 1 hour and 20 minutes ago: Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 5:51 pm (GMT -8).

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