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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 176 Km S of Alo, Wallis And Futuna, Wallis & Futuna on Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake  - 176 Km S of Alo, Wallis And Futuna, Wallis & Futuna on Wednesday, 16 September 2020
16 Sep 07:14 UTC: First to report: USGS after 24 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 16 September 2020 06:50 UTC
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 431.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.8838°S / 177.8157°W (Wallis & Futuna)
Nearest volcano: Niuafo'ou (236 km / 147 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
178 km (110 mi) S of Alo (pop: 200)
181 km (112 mi) SE of Leava (pop: 500)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 16 Sep 06:50 UTCM 4.5 / 431.7 km176 Km S of Alo, Wallis And Futuna, Wallis & FutunaUSGS
Wed, 16 Sep 06:50 UTCM 4.5 / 436 kmFiji Region, Wallis & FutunaEMSC
Wed, 16 Sep 06:50 UTCM 4.6 / 447 kmFiji Islands Region, Wallis & FutunaGFZ

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Significant earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - 176 Km S of Alo, Wallis And Futuna, Wallis & Futuna on Wednesday, 16 September 2020
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 19 Aug 2018 00:19
    | 8.1 |
    566km / 352mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    244km / 151mi
    | Fiji Islands Region
  • 29 Sep 2009 17:48
    | 8.1 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    11 years ago
    |
    614km / 382mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 30 Apr 1919 07:17
    | 8.1 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    101 years ago
    |
    627km / 389mi
    | Tonga Region
  • 03 May 2006 15:26
    | 8.0 |
    55km / 34mi
    |
    14 years ago
    |
    618km / 384mi
    | Tonga
  • 26 Jun 1917 05:49
    | 8.0 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    103 years ago
    |
    474km / 294mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 06 Sep 2018 15:49
    | 7.8 |
    640km / 398mi
    |
    2 years ago
    |
    423km / 263mi
    | Fiji Islands
  • 14 Oct 1997 09:53
    | 7.8 |
    167km / 104mi
    |
    23 years ago
    |
    700km / 435mi
    | South of the Fiji Islands (Tonga)
  • 26 Dec 1975 15:56
    | 7.8 |
    33km / 21mi
    |
    45 years ago
    |
    573km / 356mi
    | Samoa Islands Region
  • 14 Dec 1950 01:52
    | 7.8 |
    216km / 134mi
    |
    70 years ago
    |
    472km / 293mi
    | Tonga
  • 01 Jan 1919 03:00
    | 7.8 |
    485km / 301mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    382km / 237mi
    | Fiji Region
  • Show all

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