A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 224 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia (139 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005hep. Id of event: us20005hep. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 15:12:04 / April 12, 2016 @ 3:12 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 140.9379 East, latitude 11.756 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:12:04 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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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: 224 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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