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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, southeast of the Loyalty Islands

Earthquake location -23.0649S, 171.758WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 05:03:30 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 46.45 km, 171.758° East, -23.0649° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/21 / 2021-02-03 05:03:30 / February 3, 2021 @ 5:03 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dg92. Unique identifier: us6000dg92. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.45 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and sixty-three, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: southeast of the Loyalty Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 171.758° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.0649° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.45 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 2021-02-03 05:03:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-04 13:33:39 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 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 326 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 5.01 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000dg92 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dg92 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dg92, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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