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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Sigave in Wallis and Futuna

Earthquake location -15.7848S, -177.5674WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 176 km SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (109 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008rje. Event ids that are associated: us70008rje. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 411.84 km (256 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/04/20 / 2020-04-08 10:02:31 / April 8, 2020 @ 10:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -177.5674 West, latitude -15.7848 South, depth = 411.84 km. The temblor was detected at 22:02:31 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 176 km SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.5674° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.7848° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 411.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 176km SSE of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-08 10:02:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-08 10:21:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 0 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 449 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.562 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70008rje Id of event.
Event Code 70008rje An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008rje, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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