A major earthquake with magnitude 7.9 (ml/mb) was reported southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near the Loyalty Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 7.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:19:56 / 1:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 171.5 East, latitude -23.1 South, depth = 33 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/21 / 2021-02-10 13:19:56 / February 10, 2021 @ 1:19 pm. Event id: at00qobedd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qobedd, pt21041004. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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