A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 162 km SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (101 miles) on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -177.5251° West, latitude -15.6336° South, depth = 411.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 411.57 km (256 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 05:29:27 / February 19, 2016 @ 5:29 am. Unique identifier: us10004qzk. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004qzk. The temblor was detected at 17:29:27 / 5:29 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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