A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 84 km NNE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands (52 miles) on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/09/15 / 2015-09-28 01:38:00 / September 28, 2015 @ 1:38 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.9499 East, latitude 17.0733 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10003mgt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mgt. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:38:00 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 84 km NNE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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