A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, Samoa Islands region (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -172.7077 West, latitude -15.3366 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008sae. Id of event: us10008sae. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:01:48 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 02:01:48 / May 14, 2017 @ 2:01 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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