A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000ddms. Unique identifier: us7000ddms. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 171.782 East, latitude -23.3505 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:28:51 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 13:28:51 / February 21, 2021 @ 1:28 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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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