A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 160 km ESE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (99 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:46:49 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h5gz. Unique identifier: us2000h5gz. Exact location of event, longitude -176.795 West, latitude -14.8642 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 14:46:49 / August 21, 2018 @ 2:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourteen 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 160 km ESE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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