A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 18:07:30 / 6:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 18:07:30 / December 6, 2018 @ 6:07 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000i3n9. Unique identifier: us1000i3n9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.7997 East, latitude -22.6576 South, depth = 10 km.
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: southeast of the Loyalty Islands.
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