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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag has occurred near the Loyalty Islands


Earthquake location -22.6761S, 172.3816WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 172.3816 East, latitude -22.6761 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:37:38 / 8:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/02/21 / 2021-02-28 20:37:38 / February 28, 2021 @ 8:37 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000deeg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000deeg.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: southeast of the Loyalty Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.3816° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.6761° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place southeast of the Loyalty Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-28 20:37:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-28 20:56:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 0 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 465 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.559 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000deeg Id of event.
Event Code 7000deeg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000deeg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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