A earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 160 km ESE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna (99 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 15:30:50 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 15:30:50 / February 18, 2021 @ 3:30 pm. Event id: us6000dip3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dip3. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -176.7413° West, -14.8785° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.
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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: 160 km ESE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna.
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