A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 118 km SW of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna (73 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 20:29:05 / May 14, 2020 @ 8:29 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:29:05 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70009g97. Event ids that are associated: us70009g97. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -179.0687 West, latitude -14.9192 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 118 km SW of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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