A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 231 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna (144 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:16:35 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -175.9844° West, -15.3639° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 05:16:35 / March 17, 2018 @ 5:16 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000d5k1. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d5k1.
Every 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 six and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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