A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 241 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna (150 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 06:34:31 / 6:34 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008h9i. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008h9i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 18:34:31 / April 8, 2017 @ 6:34 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.87 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, depth 4.87 km, -175.9738° West, -15.4558° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 241 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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