A 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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