A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Alo in Wallis and Futuna on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 407.08 km (253 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:41:56 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.1929 West, latitude -15.0316 South, depth = 407.08 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 01:41:56 / December 29, 2020 @ 1:41 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6ql. Id of event: us6000d6ql.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sigavé, Alo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Wallis and Futuna (c. 16 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Sigavé (c. 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Alo (c. 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four 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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