A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 272 km SSE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna (169 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c95r. Unique identifier: us6000c95r. Exact location of earthquake, -177.2712° West, -16.6309° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 09:42:31 / October 18, 2020 @ 9:42 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:42:31 / 9:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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