A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 284 km SSE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna (176 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 19:57:10 / July 12, 2020 @ 7:57 pm. Unique identifier: us7000aqew. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000aqew. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:57:10 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -177.1838° West, latitude -16.7198° South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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