A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 131 km ESE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (81 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 29.48 km, 146.0424° East, 20.0523° North. Unique identifier: us10003pbd. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003pbd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.48 km (18 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 07:20:27 / October 17, 2015 @ 7:20 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:20:27 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 131 km ESE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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