A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Aua in American Samoa. 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: us600040w1. Id of event: us600040w1. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:46:06 / 6:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/06/19 / 2019-06-14 17:46:06 / June 14, 2019 @ 5:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -170.4615° West, -13.5147° South, depth 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Pago Pago (c. 11 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tāfuna (c. 11 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tāfuna, Pago Pago. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, American Samoa (c. 58 000 pop).
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. 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 one 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 87 km NNE of Aua, American Samoa.
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