A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 171.9081° East, -22.8586° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 00:49:45 / 12:49 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 00:49:45 / February 3, 2021 @ 12:49 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000de1p. Id of event: us6000de1p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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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