A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 216 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna (134 miles) on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.89 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -175.83 West, latitude -15.2118 South, depth = 9.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008vj1. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008vj1. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/17 / 2017-05-22 13:03:50 / May 22, 2017 @ 1:03 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:03:50 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 seventeen 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 216 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna.
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