A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 210 km SSW of Alo, Wallis and Futuna (130 miles) on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 15:54:50 / August 25, 2020 @ 3:54 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 15:54:50 / 3:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5203 West, latitude -16.17 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bfb1. Unique identifier: us7000bfb1.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 210 km SSW of Alo, Wallis and Futuna.
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