A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 180 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna (112 miles). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:55:48 / 11:55 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008l0q. Unique identifier: us20008l0q. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -176.4089° West, -14.8978° South. Global time and date of event 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 23:55:48 / February 20, 2017 @ 11:55 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 180 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna.
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