A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 189 km SE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (117 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 390.28 km (243 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.0266 West, latitude -15.6101 South, depth = 390.28 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004ewf. Unique identifier: us10004ewf. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:31:01 / 3:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 03:31:01 / January 11, 2016 @ 3:31 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 189 km SE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna.
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