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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Farallon de Pajaros in Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 21.8885S, 143.556WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 204 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (127 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 240.21 km (149 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 143.556° East, 21.8885° North, depth 240.21 km. Unique identifier: us10004gf2. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004gf2. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 08:44:40 / January 19, 2016 @ 8:44 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:44:40 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 204 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.556° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.8885° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 240.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 204km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, 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 2016-01-19 08:44:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-30 08:30:31 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 271 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 15.954 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us10004gf2 Id of event.
Event Code 10004gf2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gf2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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