A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 155 km SE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (96 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:01:22 / 7:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/15 / 2015-12-18 19:01:22 / December 18, 2015 @ 7:01 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000486n. Id of event: us1000486n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 369.95 km (230 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -177.0124° West, latitude -15.1458° South, depth = 369.95 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 155 km SE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna.
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