A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 185 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia (115 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 22:13:25 / April 12, 2016 @ 10:13 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:13:25 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005hmn. Id of event: us20005hmn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 140.8949° East, 11.4027° North.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 185 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia.
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