A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000dg8c. Event ids that are associated: us6000dg8c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 171.7785° East, latitude -22.6942° South, depth = 10 km. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:18:20 / 2:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/02/21 / 2021-02-10 14:18:20 / February 10, 2021 @ 2:18 pm UTC/GMT.
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 six, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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