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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 232 km E of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 15.4098S, 147.909WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 232 km E of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (144 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.72 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 13:10:49 / 1:10 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bet. Id of event: us10004bet. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 03:10:49 / January 5, 2016 @ 3:10 am. Exact location, longitude 147.909° East, latitude 15.4098° North, depth = 30.72 km.

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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 232 km E of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.909° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.4098° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 232km E of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-05 03:10:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-05 03:45:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 326 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 2.044 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004bet Id of event.
Event Code 10004bet An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bet, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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