A 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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