A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 158 km SSW of Lotofaga, Samoa (98 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 10:54:12 / October 18, 2019 @ 10:54 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005vei. Unique identifier: us70005vei. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -172.3076 West, latitude -15.3441 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:54:12 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-four 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: 158 km SSW of Lotofaga, Samoa.
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