A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Saipan in Northern Mariana Islands. Event id: us10004btq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004btq. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 10:17:25 / December 30, 2015 @ 10:17 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 130.5 km (81 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 145.8288 East, latitude 15.3698 North, depth = 130.5 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:17:25 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jose Village, Saipan. Nearby country/countries, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Did you feel the quake?
What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km NNE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.