A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 137 km SE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (85 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 366.4 km (228 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -177.1146 West, latitude -14.9972 South, depth = 366.4 km. The temblor was detected at 01:05:47 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 13:05:47 / August 20, 2018 @ 1:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gjg3. Id of event: us1000gjg3.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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