A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 232 km S of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (144 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008vjf. Unique identifier: us10008vjf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:43:25 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/17 / 2017-05-22 23:43:25 / May 22, 2017 @ 11:43 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 431.3 km (268 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.3909 West, latitude -16.3861 South, depth = 431.3 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 232 km S of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna.
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