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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Rota in Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 14.1948S, 144.8702WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.8702° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.1948° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 116.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km W of Rota, 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 2016-01-27 10:55:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 09:06:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 298 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 0.601 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us20004wbj Id of event.
Event Code 20004wbj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004wbj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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