A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 169.5927 East, latitude -22.3578 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 23:26:59 / December 6, 2018 @ 11:26 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000i3ui. Event ids that are associated: us1000i3ui. The temblor was detected at 23:26:59 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: southeast of the Loyalty Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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