A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 128 km SW of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (80 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 418.41 km (260 miles). Global time and date of event 09/01/20 / 2020-01-09 04:00:01 / January 9, 2020 @ 4:00 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -179.0399 West, latitude -15.092 South, depth = 418.41 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:00:01 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006wrl. Id of event: us70006wrl.
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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