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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Sigave in Wallis and Futuna



Earthquake location -15.7329S, -177.1374WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 193 km SE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (120 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us100088wf. Unique identifier: us100088wf. The temblor was reported at 03:03:44 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 15:03:44 / March 14, 2017 @ 3:03 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.63 km (25 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -177.1374 West, latitude -15.7329 South, depth = 40.63 km.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 193 km SE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.1374° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.7329° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 193km SE of Sigave, 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 2017-03-14 15:03:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-14 15:22:56 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 400 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 5.023 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100088wf Id of event.
Event Code 100088wf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088wf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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