A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 131 km SW of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (81 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -179.0364 West, latitude -15.1315 South, depth = 425.74 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/06/17 / 2017-06-21 16:45:01 / June 21, 2017 @ 4:45 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 425.74 km (265 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20009nw3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009nw3. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:45:01 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 131 km SW of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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