A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Sigave in Wallis and Futuna. The temblor was picked up at 04:02:03 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 376.59 km (234 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -177.798° West, -14.8637° South, depth 376.59 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 16:02:03 / September 3, 2017 @ 4:02 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ag74. Id of event: us2000ag74.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Wallis and Futuna (c. 16 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sigavé, Alo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Sigavé (c. 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Alo (c. 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Did you feel anything?
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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.