A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 15:05:08 / February 17, 2021 @ 3:05 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 172.4582° East, -22.8763° South, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dkev. Unique identifier: us6000dkev. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:05:08 / 3:05 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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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