A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 143 km SE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (89 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 14:50:20 / 2:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.2513 West, latitude -15.2365 South, depth = 359.12 km. Unique identifier: us2000bnpg. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bnpg. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 359.12 km (223 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 02:50:20 / November 15, 2017 @ 2:50 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 143 km SE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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