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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, Mariana Islands region



Earthquake location 16.7326S, 147.6658WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Mariana Islands region (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.95 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:08:38 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/16 / 2016-01-07 14:08:38 / January 7, 2016 @ 2:08 pm. Event id: us10004e5b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004e5b. Exact location, longitude 147.6658° East, latitude 16.7326° North, depth = 32.95 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: Mariana Islands region. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.6658° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.7326° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Mariana Islands region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-07 14:08:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-01 15:25:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 2.336 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 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 us10004e5b Id of event.
Event Code 10004e5b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004e5b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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