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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 210 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna



Earthquake location -15.1767S, -176.0085WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 210 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna (130 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007lnc. Unique identifier: us10007lnc. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -176.0085° West, -15.1767° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 08:28:49 / December 21, 2016 @ 8:28 am. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:28:49 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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: 210 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -176.0085° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.1767° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 210km S 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 2016-12-21 08:28:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-27 23:04:00 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 432 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 4.286 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007lnc Id of event.
Event Code 10007lnc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007lnc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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