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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Rota in Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 14.4339S, 145.5392WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. The epicenter was at a depth of 90.6 km (56 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 145.5392 East, latitude 14.4339 North, depth = 90.6 km. Global time and date of event 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 22:58:47 / January 21, 2016 @ 10:58 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004g7s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g7s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:58:47 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saipan, San Jose Village (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop).

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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 47 km NE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.5392° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4339° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km NE of Rota, 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 2016-01-21 22:58:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-21 23:53:57 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 0.831 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us10004g7s Id of event.
Event Code 10004g7s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004g7s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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