A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 19:29:45 / February 3, 2021 @ 7:29 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 171.8356° East, latitude -22.393° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 19:29:45 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dg9m. Id of event: us6000dg9m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventeen, in the past 30 days one hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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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