A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 118.79 km (74 miles). Exact location, longitude 171.4996° East, latitude -22.3257° South, depth = 118.79 km. The temblor was reported at 08:44:30 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bnvp. Unique identifier: us7000bnvp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/20 / 2020-09-16 08:44:30 / September 16, 2020 @ 8:44 am.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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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