A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 104 km S of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (65 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -178.3008° West, -15.2326° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 14:43:32 / February 19, 2017 @ 2:43 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085rh. Id of event: us100085rh. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 02:43:32 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 104 km S of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna.
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