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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Farallon de Pajaros in Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 22.0495S, 143.6729WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 210 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (130 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 143.6729 East, latitude 22.0495 North, depth = 158.37 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 21:59:50 / January 5, 2016 @ 9:59 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:59:50 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004bm0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bm0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158.37 km (98 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 210 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.6729° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.0495° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 158.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 210km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, 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 21:59:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-05 22:17:54 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 536 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 5.203 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 16 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 us10004bm0 Id of event.
Event Code 10004bm0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004bm0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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