A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Alo in Wallis and Futuna on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 07:46:08 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000beqi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000beqi. Global time and date of event 29/08/20 / 2020-08-29 07:46:08 / August 29, 2020 @ 7:46 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -177.7908° West, -14.658° South.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Wallis and Futuna (c. 16 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sigavé, Alo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from Sigavé (c. 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Alo (c. 200 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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