A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Sigave in Wallis and Futuna. 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: us70003xgd. Id of event: us70003xgd. The temblor was detected at 03:26:12 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.5592 West, latitude -14.8338 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/06/19 / 2019-06-09 15:26:12 / June 9, 2019 @ 3:26 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Sigavé (c. 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Alo (c. 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sigavé, Alo. Nearby country/countries, Wallis and Futuna (c. 16 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 88 km SE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna.
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