Information message about a strong earthquake in the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Loyalty Island, February 10, 2021.

An earthquake (catastrophic at the epicenter on the SHSI-17 scale) with M = 7.1 occurred on February 10, 2021 at 13:19 GMT (16:19 Moscow time) in the Pacific Ocean, SE of the Loyalty Islands.

Parameters of the earthquake have been determined in the Alert Service (AS) of Information Processing Center (IPC) of Geophysical Survey of RAS in Obninsk with station data obtained from digital and analog seismic stations of Russia, countries of CIS and from abroad.



The map shows the epicenter of the earthquake with a red marker, its origin was in the Pacific Ocean, SE of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, at a depth of 10 km, 396 km E-SE of the port of Tadine, Mare Island, New Caledonia, 633 km E-SE of Noumea , capital of New Caledonia and 647 km S-SE of Port Vila, capital of Vanuatu.
Time in origin (GMT) Latitude, degree Longitude, degree Depth, km Stations number Ms/N mb/N I0 (calculated) GAP Center
1 13:19:57.0 -22.75 171.5 10.0 41 7.1/29 6.5/22 10-10.5 192 GS RAS(Verified)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
2 13:19:59.6 -23.25 171.49 10.0 323 Mw 7.7 18 CSEM
European - Mediterranean seismological center
3 13:19:55.9 -23.05 171.6 10.0 194 Mw 7.7/54 6.5/99 22 NEIC
National Earthquakes Information Center of US Geological Service