A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 117 km S of Matavai, Samoa (73 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -171.7556 West, latitude -15.0858 South, depth = 24.93 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:48:04 / 12:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005kzu. Event ids that are associated: us20005kzu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.93 km (15 miles). Global time and date of event 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 23:48:04 / April 15, 2016 @ 11:48 pm UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 117 km S of Matavai, Samoa.
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