A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 12:46:23 / February 3, 2021 @ 12:46 pm. The temblor was picked up at 12:46:23 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 171.6122° East, latitude -22.8547° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us6000dg9e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dg9e. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and twenty-five, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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