A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Sigave in Wallis and Futuna on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -177.7637° West, latitude -14.1851° South, depth = 19.8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.8 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 18:31:32 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/08/19 / 2019-08-25 06:31:32 / August 25, 2019 @ 6:31 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us700057y9. Unique identifier: us700057y9.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sigavé, Alo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Wallis and Futuna (c. 16 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Sigavé (c. 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Alo (c. 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 45 km ENE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna.
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