A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 14:02:33 / 2:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/21 / 2021-02-21 14:02:33 / February 21, 2021 @ 2:02 pm. Id of earthquake: us7000ddn4. Event ids that are associated: us7000ddn4. Exact location of earthquake, 171.6772° East, -23.3397° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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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