A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 234 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (145 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 125.72 km (78 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 18:44:12 / January 10, 2016 @ 6:44 pm. The temblor was picked up at 04:44:12 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004ev8. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004ev8. Exact location of event, depth 125.72 km, 143.5981° East, 22.2733° North.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-five 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.
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