A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 171.5534 East, latitude -22.9193 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:40:43 / 4:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 16:40:43 / February 16, 2021 @ 4:40 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dk57. Unique identifier: us6000dk57.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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