A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Friday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:31:19 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000div3. Event ids that are associated: us6000div3. Exact location of event, longitude 171.4157 East, latitude -23.3222 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/02/21 / 2021-02-19 08:31:19 / February 19, 2021 @ 8:31 am.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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