A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 219 km SSE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna (136 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000d2fb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2fb. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/21 / 2021-01-15 00:47:20 / January 15, 2021 @ 12:47 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:47:20 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.5752 West, latitude -16.2295 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 219 km SSE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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