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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near the Loyalty Islands


Earthquake location -22.3481S, 171.5303WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2le. Unique identifier: us7000d2le. The temblor was detected at 03:37:18 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 171.5303 East, latitude -22.3481 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 03:37:18 / January 23, 2021 @ 3:37 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: southeast of the Loyalty Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 171.5303° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.3481° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place southeast of the Loyalty Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-23 03:37:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-23 03:59:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 354 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.362 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000d2le Id of event.
Event Code 7000d2le An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d2le, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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