A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 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). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dg02. Unique identifier: us6000dg02. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:44:42 / 11:44 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/21 / 2021-02-02 23:44:42 / February 2, 2021 @ 11:44 pm. Exact location, longitude 171.6497° East, latitude -22.8368° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days thirty-two 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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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. 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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