A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 30 km NE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (19 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 20:48:38 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 10:48:38 / February 27, 2016 @ 10:48 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004t4k. Unique identifier: us10004t4k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 136.86 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 145.9479° East, 18.3331° North, depth 136.86 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 30 km NE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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