A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Matavai in Samoa. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 19:33:51 / 7:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -171.7293 West, latitude -14.7332 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us1000d5ah. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d5ah. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 06:33:51 / March 9, 2018 @ 6:33 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Samoa (c. 192 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Lufilufi (c. 1 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Samamea (c. 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lufilufi, Samamea (min 5000 pop).
Every 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km S of Matavai, Samoa. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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