A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 10:55:00 / January 27, 2016 @ 10:55 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:55:00 / 8:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 116.56 km, 144.8702° East, 14.1948° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116.56 km (72 miles). Unique identifier: us20004wbj. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004wbj.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talofofo Village, Agat Village, Santa Rita Village. Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 79 km (49 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), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km W of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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