A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 288 km SSE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna (179 miles). Global time and date of event 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 10:50:12 / February 17, 2021 @ 10:50 am UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:50:12 / 10:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.3259 West, latitude -16.8078 South, depth = 418.71 km. Unique identifier: us6000dkex. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dkex. 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 418.71 km (260 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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