A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 90 km NW of Northern Islands Municipality – Mayor’s Office, Northern Mariana Islands (56 miles) on Friday. The temblor was reported at 14:15:41 / 2:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 145.061° East, latitude 15.7262° North, depth = 29.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.09 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20004v2i. Event ids that are associated: us20004v2i. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 04:15:41 / January 22, 2016 @ 4:15 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 90 km NW of Northern Islands Municipality – Mayor’s Office, Northern Mariana Islands.
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