A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 257 km SE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (160 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 16:17:50 / February 25, 2018 @ 4:17 pm. The temblor was picked up at 04:17:50 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 356.96 km (222 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 356.96 km, -176.3942° West, -15.8612° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcwx. Unique identifier: us2000dcwx.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 257 km SE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna.
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