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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Alo in Wallis and Futuna

Earthquake location -14.658S, -177.7908WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km SE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.7908° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.658° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51 km SE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-29 07:46:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-29 14:51:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 416 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.472 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000beqi Id of event.
Event Code 7000beqi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000beqi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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