A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 123 km SW of Vailoatai, American Samoa (76 miles) on Thursday. Event id: us20007fkw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007fkw. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -171.4421 West, latitude -15.2705 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/10/16 / 2016-10-14 00:44:41 / October 14, 2016 @ 12:44 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:44:41 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 123 km SW of Vailoatai, American Samoa.
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