A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 245 km NNW of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (152 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 02:33:34 / 2:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.79 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 14:33:34 / February 4, 2016 @ 2:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004x31. Event ids that are associated: us20004x31. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.1576 West, latitude -12.3084 South, depth = 13.79 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 245 km NNW of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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