A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 252 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (157 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 144.1521° East, 22.7069° North. Unique identifier: us20004uq3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004uq3. The temblor was reported at 01:38:56 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 15:38:56 / January 26, 2016 @ 3:38 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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