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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Sigave in Wallis and Futuna



Earthquake location -16.9067S, -177.4356WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 298 km SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (185 miles). Exact location, longitude -177.4356° West, latitude -16.9067° South, depth = 34.4 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.4 km (21 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003pfg. Event ids that are associated: us10003pfg. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:08:59 / 11:08 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 23:08:59 / October 17, 2015 @ 11:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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: 298 km SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.4356° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.9067° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 298km SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-17 23:08:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-17 23:37:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.389 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003pfg Id of event.
Event Code 10003pfg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003pfg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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