A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 143 km SSW of Lotofagā, Samoa (89 miles) on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:36:15 / 5:36 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000be7p. Id of event: us6000be7p. Global time and date of event 13/08/20 / 2020-08-13 17:36:15 / August 13, 2020 @ 5:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -172.564° West, -15.0784° South, depth 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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 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: 143 km SSW of Lotofagā, Samoa.
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