A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 129 km S of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (80 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.0301 West, latitude -15.4639 South, depth = 134.28 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 18:36:58 / February 3, 2017 @ 6:36 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008k8u. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008k8u. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 134.28 km (83 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:36:58 / 6:36 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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