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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 76 km E of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna



Earthquake location -13.2609S, -175.4674WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Mata-Utu in Wallis and Futuna on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/11/16 / 2016-11-03 23:03:29 / November 3, 2016 @ 11:03 pm. Event id: us10007403. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007403. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:03:29 / 11:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -175.4674 West, latitude -13.2609 South, depth = 15 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Mata-Utu (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mata-Utu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Wallis and Futuna (c. 16 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km E of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -175.4674° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.2609° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km E of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-03 23:03:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-03 23:22:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 400 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 7.042 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 240 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007403 Id of event.
Event Code 10007403 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007403, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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