A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 171.8192 East, latitude -22.7129 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 24/10/20 / 2020-10-24 15:55:53 / October 24, 2020 @ 3:55 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:55:53 / 3:55 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000ccne. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ccne.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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