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  1. World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 20 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius  during the past 24 hours on 26 Jan 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 26 Jan 2021 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.

    Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (2 quakes between mag 1.2-1.8), Bardarbunga (8 quakes between mag 0.2-2.2), Clear Lake (20 quakes between mag 0.2-1.9), Coso (6 quakes between mag 0.7-1.5), Etna (4 quakes between mag 1.7-2.4), Herdubreid (1 quake mag 1.2)
    Kalatungan (1 quake mag 1.6), Krísuvík (8 quakes between mag 0.4-1.9), Mauna Loa (2 quakes between mag 1.9-2.3), Okataina (Tarawera) (25 quakes between mag 1.2-2.3), Reykjanes (20 quakes between mag 0.1-1.5), Sekincau Belirang (1 quake mag 3.0), Takawangha (1 quake mag 1.2), Tenerife (1 quake mag 1.0), Tjörnes Fracture Zone (3 quakes between mag 1.2-1.5), Vesuvius (1 quake mag 1.0) (updated 10h50)

    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): 8 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.2

    8 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 21 hours, the last being recorded quake 1 hour 32 minutes ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 17.6 and 0.1 km.
    Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
    2.2 quake 5.3 Km ENE of Bárðarbunga, Iceland, 25 Jan 2021 7:38 pm (GMT +0) (6 km NE)2.1 quake 4.5 Km NE of Bárðarbunga, Iceland, 26 Jan 2021 9:17 am (GMT +0) (5 km NE)1.2 quake 18.5 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga, Iceland, 25 Jan 2021 8:40 pm (GMT +0) (18 km E)0.9 quake 16.9 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga, Iceland, 25 Jan 2021 8:40 pm (GMT +0) (17 km E)0.5 quake 18.4 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga, Iceland, 25 Jan 2021 8:43 pm (GMT +0) (18 km ESE)All earthquakes at Bardarbunga

    Clear Lake volcano (California): 20 earthquakes up to magnitude 1.9

    Possible earthquake swarm: 20 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 23 hours, the last being recorded quake 1 hour 7 minutes ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 2.9 and 0.6 km.
    Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
    1.9 quake 6km NW of The Geysers, CA, USA, 25 Jan 2021 9:55 pm (GMT -8) (17 km S)1.9 quake 6km NW of The Geysers, CA, USA, 25 Jan 2021 2:38 pm (GMT -8) (16 km S)1.6 quake 6km WNW of The Geysers, CA, USA, 25 Jan 2021 12:43 pm (GMT -8) (18 km SSW)1.3 quake 7km W of Cobb, CA, USA, 25 Jan 2021 5:14 am (GMT -8) (16 km S)1.1 quake 6km NW of The Geysers, CA, USA, 25 Jan 2021 1:34 pm (GMT -8) (18 km S)All earthquakes at Clear Lake

    Etna volcano (Italy): 4 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.4

    4 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 18 minutes, the last being recorded quake 10 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 18.1 and 12.7 km.
    Earthquake details:
    2.4 quake 3.7 km southwest of Bronte, Catania, Sizilien, Italy, 26 Jan 2021 1:39 am (GMT +1) (17 km W)1.8 quake 4 Km NW Sant'Alfio (CT), Italy, 26 Jan 2021 1:21 am (GMT +1) (10 km E)1.7 quake 2 Km NW Milo (CT), Italy, 26 Jan 2021 1:27 am (GMT +1) (9 km E)1.7 quake Sant'Alfio (CT), Italy, 26 Jan 2021 1:29 am (GMT +1) (13 km E)All earthquakes at Etna

    Mauna Loa volcano (Hawai'i (Big Island)): 2 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.3

    2 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 8 hours, the last being recorded quake 7 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 7.0 and 1.5 km.
    Earthquake details:
    2.3 quake Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA, 25 Jan 2021 9:24 am (GMT -10) (14 km ESE)1.9 quake 29 Km E of Honaunau-Napoopoo, Hawaii, USA, 25 Jan 2021 5:27 pm (GMT -10) (3 km E)All earthquakes at Mauna Loa

    Okataina (Tarawera) volcano (New Zealand): 25 earthquakes up to magnitude 2.3

    Possible earthquake swarm: 25 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 22 hours, the last being recorded quake 1 hour 33 minutes ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 8.4 and 3.5 km.
    Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
    2.3 quake 22 km east of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 26 Jan 2021 2:19 am (GMT +13) (3 km N)2.3 quake 23 km east of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 26 Jan 2021 5:35 am (GMT +13) (5 km N)2.0 quake 23 km east of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 26 Jan 2021 11:26 am (GMT +13) (3 km NNE)2.0 quake 24 km east of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 26 Jan 2021 10:26 am (GMT +13) (6 km N)2.0 quake 25 km east of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, 26 Jan 2021 2:49 am (GMT +13) (6 km N)All earthquakes at Okataina (Tarawera)

    Reykjanes volcano (Iceland): 20 earthquakes up to magnitude 1.5

    Possible earthquake swarm: 20 earthquakes occurred near (under) the volcano during 19 hours, the last being recorded quake 5 hours ago. Hypocenter depths ranged between 8.4 and 0.1 km.
    Earthquake details: (only 5 largest)
    1.5 quake 4.0 Km SW of Fagradalsfjall, Iceland, 26 January 2021 01:17 GMT (10 km ESE)1.2 quake 1.7 Km NE of Grindavík, Iceland, 25 January 2021 12:27 GMT (7 km SE)1.2 quake 3.7 Km SSW of Fagradalsfjall, Iceland, 26 January 2021 01:52 GMT (10 km E)1.1 quake 4.6 Km SSW of Fagradalsfjall, Iceland, 25 Jan 2021 7:56 pm (GMT +0) (11 km ESE)1.1 quake 7.1 Km E of Grindavík, Iceland, 25 January 2021 12:44 GMT (13 km ESE)All earthquakes at Reykjanes

    Sekincau Belirang volcano (Sumatra): magnitude 3.0 earthquake

    A magnitude 3.0 earthquake occurred at the volcano 18 hours ago. The quake, which might be volcanic in origin, was located at a depth of 10.0 km depth at 4 km distance WSW from the volcano.
    Earthquake details:
    3.0 quake 74 km southwest of Kotabumi, Lampung, Indonesia, 25 Jan 2021 11:30 pm (GMT +7) (4 km WSW)All earthquakes at Sekincau Belirang
  2. 3.2 quake 26 Jan 10:05 am (GMT +0)

    Just 12 minutes ago, a 3.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy, France. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 10:05 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 2 km below the surface.
    The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
    Our monitoring service identified a second report from the National Seismic Network of the geophysical institute of the university in Strasbourg, France (ReNaSS) which listed the quake at magnitude 3.1.
    Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Longues-sur-Mer (pop. 620) located 30 km from the epicenter. In Bayeux (pop. 16,000, 37 km away), Hérouville-Saint-Clair (pop. 24,300, 54 km away), Caen (pop. 110,600, 55 km away), Tourlaville (pop. 18,300, 60 km away), Saint-Lô (pop. 21,700, 60 km away), Le Havre (pop. 186,000, 63 km away), Cherbourg-Octeville (pop. 26,700, 63 km away), and Équeurdreville-Hainneville (pop. 18,900, 66 km away), the quake was probably not felt.


    Earthquake data:
    Date & time: 26 Jan 2021 10:05 am (GMT +0) local time (26 Jan 2021 10:05 GMT)
    Magnitude: 3.2
    Depth: 2.0 km
    Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 49.61°N / 0.74°W (English Channel, France)
    Primary data source: EMSC
  3. 4.4 quake 26 Jan 12:02 pm (GMT +2)

    Just 19 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Al Ḩasakah, Al-Hasakah, Syria. The tremor was recorded around noon on Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 12:02 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 7 km below the surface.
    The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
    Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Kandilli Oservatory and Earthquake Research Institute in Istanbul (KOERI-RETMC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 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 Al Ḩasakah (pop. 81,500) located 53 km from the epicenter.
    Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sinjār (pop. 38,300) located 62 km from the epicenter, Nisibis (pop. 89,000) 97 km away, and Ad Darbāsīyah (pop. 21,500) 109 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: 26 Jan 2021 12:02 pm (GMT +2) local time (26 Jan 2021 10:02 GMT)
    Magnitude: 4.4
    Depth: 7.0 km
    Epicenterlatitude / longitude: 36.2°N / 41.2°E (Al-Hasakah, Syria)
    Primary data source: EMSC
  4. Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 26 Jan 2021
    Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 26 Jan 2021
    Summary: 5 quakes 5.0+, 45 quakes 4.0+, 120 quakes 3.0+, 220 quakes 2.0+ (390 total)
    This report is being updated every hour.
    Magnitude 5+: 5 earthquakes
    Magnitude 4+: 45 earthquakes
    Magnitude 3+: 120 earthquakes
    Magnitude 2+: 220 earthquakes
    No quakes of magnitude 6 or higher

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

    #1: 5.3 quake Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea, 26 km northwest of Alu Island, Solomon Islands, 26 Jan 2021 3:17 pm (GMT +11)
    #2: 5.2 quake 50 km north of Padam, Kargil, Ladakh, India, 26 Jan 2021 11:48 am (GMT +5:30)
    #3: 5.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, Tonga, 26 Jan 2021 9:37 am (GMT +13)
    #4: 5.0 quake Coral Sea, 78 km southwest of Lata, Solomon Islands, 26 Jan 2021 4:08 pm (GMT +11)
    #5: 5.0 quake South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, 26 Jan 2021 8:59 pm (GMT +13)
    #6: 4.9 quake Bering Sea, USA, 25 Jan 2021 7:22 am (GMT -10)
    #7: 4.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, 26 Jan 2021 8:42 am (GMT +12)
    #8: 4.9 quake Solomon Sea, 150 km south of Kokopo, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, 26 Jan 2021 7:26 am (GMT +10)
    #9: 4.9 quake Gulf of Alaska, 18 mi southeast of Hinchinbrook Island, Valdez-Cordova County, Alaska, USA, 25 Jan 2021 1:02 pm (GMT -9)
    #10: 4.9 quake South Pacific Ocean, Fiji, 26 Jan 2021 2:30 pm (GMT +13)

    Earthquakes reported felt:

    #1: 2.8 quake Outaouais, Quebec, 70 km northwest of Ottawa, Canada West, 25 Jan 2021 1:16 pm (GMT -5) - 15 reports
    #2: 3.0 quake Adriatic Sea, 0.7 km north of Otočić Idula Island, Zadar, Croatia, 25 Jan 2021 8:46 pm (GMT +1) - 11 reports
    #3: 3.4 quake 11 km south of Kragujevac, Šumadija, Serbia Proper, 25 Jan 2021 11:51 am (GMT +1) - 11 reports
    #4: 3.1 quake 9.5 km west of Granada, Andalusia, Spain, 25 Jan 2021 9:18 pm (GMT +1) - 6 reports
    #5: 4.5 quake South China Sea, 30 km southwest of Nasugbu, Philippines, 26 Jan 2021 3:39 am (GMT +8) - 5 reports
    #6: 4.0 quake 3.6 km west of Mouzaki, Nomos Zakýnthou, Ionian Islands, Greece, 25 Jan 2021 3:35 pm (GMT +2) - 3 reports
    #7: 2.6 quake 0 Km E of East Prairie, Missouri, USA, 25 Jan 2021 11:28 am (GMT -6) - 3 reports
    #8: 2.9 quake Reeves County, Texas, 59 mi south of Carlsbad, Eddy County, Mexiko Berria, USA, 25 Jan 2021 8:28 am (GMT -6) - 2 reports
    #9: 4.6 quake 5.3 km northeast of Buena Vista, San Luis Acatlan, Guerrero, Mexico, 25 Jan 2021 8:36 am (GMT -6) - 2 reports

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