A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 277 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia (172 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004bjl. Event ids that are associated: us10004bjl. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 83.79 km (52 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 141.9074 East, latitude 11.8703 North, depth = 83.79 km. Global time and date of event 28/12/15 / 2015-12-28 15:57:16 / December 28, 2015 @ 3:57 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:57:16 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 277 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia.
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