A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. The temblor was reported at 06:17:16 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 95.19 km (59 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004w46. Event ids that are associated: us10004w46. Exact location of earthquake, 145.5761° East, 13.8356° North, depth 95.19 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/16 / 2016-03-04 20:17:16 / March 4, 2016 @ 8:17 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yigo Village (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 53 km SE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.
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