A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 233 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (145 miles). Event id: us20004x1x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004x1x. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 307.03 km (191 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:47:31 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.0207 East, latitude 21.6981 North, depth = 307.03 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 13:47:31 / January 31, 2016 @ 1:47 pm.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-seven 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: 233 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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