A 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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