A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 231 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna (144 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000db67. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000db67. Exact location of earthquake, -175.962° West, -15.3644° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:22:34 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/02/18 / 2018-02-24 18:22:34 / February 24, 2018 @ 6:22 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 231 km S of Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna.
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