A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 171.2677° East, -22.6264° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:16:03 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dgsv. Id of event: us6000dgsv. Global time and date of event 11/02/21 / 2021-02-11 21:16:03 / February 11, 2021 @ 9:16 pm UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-one, in the last 10 days eighty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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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