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Strong earthquake: M6 quake has struck near Gataivai in Samoa



Earthquake location -14.839S, -172.956WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 132 km SSW of Gataivai, Samoa (82 miles). Exact location, longitude -172.956° West, latitude -14.839° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 06:01:47 / August 15, 2017 @ 6:01 am. Id of earthquake: pt17227000. Event ids that are associated: pt17227000. The temblor was reported at 18:01:47 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. 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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 132 km SSW of Gataivai, Samoa. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -172.956° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.839° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 132km SSW of Gataivai, Samoa Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-15 06:01:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-15 06:10:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status REVIEWED Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 554 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133.199989344 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt17227000 Id of event.
Event Code 17227000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17227000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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