A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:29:58 / 2:29 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 171.4724° East, latitude -23.242° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ddmx. Id of event: us7000ddmx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 14:29:58 / February 21, 2021 @ 2:29 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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