Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes off Loyalty Islands

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes off Loyalty Islands
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  • calendar-gray 18 February 2021

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred in the southeast of the South Pacific archipelago nation on Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), APA reports.

There have been no reports of a possible tsunami threat to date. Also, no reports of possible casualties or ary specific damage have been issued.

The preliminary data shows that the tremor was registered by the USGS at 22:49 UTC.

The most recent earthquake near the islands occurred on February 10; it was a quite strong one, with a magnitude of 7.7. No casualties were reported then. Although, it prompted the New Zealand authorities to warn people along the northern coast of the country to avoid beaches and shore areas.

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