A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 120 km ESE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna (75 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -177.0517 West, latitude -14.6688 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 21:37:28 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000dkrz. Event ids that are associated: us6000dkrz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/21 / 2021-02-19 21:37:28 / February 19, 2021 @ 9:37 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 120 km ESE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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