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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Anatahan in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 16.7156S, 147.6799WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 218 km E of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands (135 miles). Event id: us10004e58. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004e58. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.45 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 07:14:56 / January 7, 2016 @ 7:14 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:14:56 / 5:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 147.6799° East, latitude 16.7156° North, depth = 48.45 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 218 km E of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.6799° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.7156° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 218km E of Anatahan, 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 2016-01-07 07:14:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-23 14:27:46 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 298 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 2.336 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 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 us10004e58 Id of event.
Event Code 10004e58 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004e58, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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