A 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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