A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 216 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna (134 miles). Exact location of event, depth 345.35 km, -176.0805° West, -15.2359° South. The temblor was picked up at 12:28:14 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/01/21 / 2021-01-06 12:28:14 / January 6, 2021 @ 12:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 345.35 km (215 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d64k. Unique identifier: us6000d64k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 216 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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