A 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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