A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:05:33 / 12:05 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: us6000de1c. Unique identifier: us6000de1c. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 00:05:33 / February 3, 2021 @ 12:05 am. Exact location of event, longitude 171.9202 East, latitude -22.7098 South, depth = 10 km.
Each 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: southeast of the Loyalty Islands.
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