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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Sigave in Wallis and Futuna

Earthquake location -15.6101S, -177.0266WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.0266° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.6101° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 390.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 189km SE 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 2016-01-11 03:31:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-22 04:12:17 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 246 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 5.171 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us10004ewf Id of event.
Event Code 10004ewf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ewf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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