A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 218 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna (135 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -176.1625° West, -15.2562° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:54:51 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006fx1. Event ids that are associated: us10006fx1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/16 / 2016-08-23 00:54:51 / August 23, 2016 @ 12:54 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 twelve 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 218 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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