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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near the Loyalty Islands

Earthquake location -23.0581S, 171.2865WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported southeast of the Loyalty Islands (0 miles) on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us6000dj2w. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dj2w. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/21 / 2021-02-10 13:24:48 / February 10, 2021 @ 1:24 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:24:48 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 171.2865° East, -23.0581° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: southeast of the Loyalty Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 171.2865° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.0581° 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 2021-02-10 13:24:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-11 08:53:54 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 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 449 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 8.257 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us6000dj2w Id of event.
Event Code 6000dj2w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dj2w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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