A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 171.9654 East, latitude -23.2847 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:42:20 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dj9u. Unique identifier: us6000dj9u. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 04:42:20 / February 12, 2021 @ 4:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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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