A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 173 km ENE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands (107 miles) on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 23:47:24 / January 6, 2016 @ 11:47 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:47:24 / 9:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004c5n. Event ids that are associated: us10004c5n. Exact location, longitude 147.2585° East, latitude 16.6907° North, depth = 35 km.
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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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