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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, Rota region, Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 14.0863S, 145.202WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, Rota region, Northern Mariana Islands kilometers (0 miles) from Rota region, Northern Mariana Islands. Exact location of earthquake, 145.202° East, 14.0863° North, depth 90.75 km. The temblor was detected at 07:25:39 / 7:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 07:25:39 / February 7, 2016 @ 7:25 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.75 km (56 miles). Unique identifier: us20004yi3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004yi3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Umatac Village, Inarajan Village, Agat Village. Close country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: Rota region, Northern Mariana Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.202° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0863° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Rota region, 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 2016-02-07 07:25:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-07 07:46:54 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 400 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 0.59 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us20004yi3 Id of event.
Event Code 20004yi3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004yi3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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