A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 86 km SE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (53 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:18:03 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004c45. Unique identifier: us10004c45. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 97.75 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 15:18:03 / January 7, 2016 @ 3:18 pm. Exact location, longitude 145.5402° East, latitude 20.0507° North, depth = 97.75 km.
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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 86 km SE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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