A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 190 km SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (118 miles). Global time and date of event 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 11:04:26 / January 14, 2016 @ 11:04 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.33 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -177.3252 West, latitude -15.8172 South, depth = 59.33 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:04:26 / 11:04 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004efn. Unique identifier: us10004efn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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