A 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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