A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 236 km SSE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna (147 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 17:08:56 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000d1pw. Event ids that are associated: us6000d1pw. Global time and date of event 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 17:08:56 / December 21, 2020 @ 5:08 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -177.611 West, latitude -16.3971 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 236 km SSE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna.
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