A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Sigave in Wallis and Futuna. Exact location of event, longitude -177.4334 West, latitude -14.7681 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 12:50:43 / 12:50 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/07/19 / 2019-07-07 00:50:43 / July 7, 2019 @ 12:50 am. Unique identifier: us70004mb6. Ids that are associated to the event: us70004mb6.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sigavé, Alo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Sigavé (c. 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Alo (c. 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Wallis and Futuna (c. 16 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 94 km ESE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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