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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Pagan in Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 17.4401S, 145.5588WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 77 km SSW of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (48 miles) on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 19:03:29 / January 3, 2016 @ 7:03 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 345.69 km (215 miles). The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:03:29 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004dzd. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004dzd. Exact location of event, depth 345.69 km, 145.5588° East, 17.4401° North.

There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-two 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 77 km SSW of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.5588° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.4401° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 345.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km SSW of Pagan, 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 2016-01-03 19:03:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-31 18:59:50 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 222 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 2.198 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 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 us10004dzd Id of event.
Event Code 10004dzd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dzd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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