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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Farallon de Pajaros in Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 21.745S, 144.2768WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 148 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (92 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004wtj. Id of event: us10004wtj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/16 / 2016-03-09 20:54:39 / March 9, 2016 @ 8:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 117.59 km, 144.2768° East, 21.745° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 117.59 km (73 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:54:39 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 148 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.2768° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.745° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 148km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, 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 2016-03-09 20:54:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-05 23:36:32 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 246 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 5.657 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us10004wtj Id of event.
Event Code 10004wtj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004wtj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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