A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Sigave in Wallis and Futuna. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 382.22 km (238 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -177.9165 West, latitude -14.8648 South, depth = 382.22 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/10/17 / 2017-10-24 07:59:50 / October 24, 2017 @ 7:59 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:59:50 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000b04c. Unique identifier: us1000b04c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Wallis and Futuna (c. 16 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Sigavé (c. 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Alo (c. 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sigavé, Alo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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