A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000dgcx. Event ids that are associated: us6000dgcx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/02/21 / 2021-02-10 19:56:15 / February 10, 2021 @ 7:56 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 171.2397° East, -22.7955° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 19:56:15 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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