A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Sigave in Wallis and Futuna on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -177.6606 West, latitude -14.8633 South, depth = 368.76 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 01:51:35 / March 17, 2017 @ 1:51 am. The temblor was picked up at 13:51:35 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 368.76 km (229 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008u9k. Unique identifier: us20008u9k.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Wallis and Futuna (c. 16 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Sigavé (c. 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Alo (c. 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sigavé, Alo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 82 km SE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna.
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