A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 68 km NNE of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (42 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 176.92 km (110 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 145.8276 East, latitude 19.3671 North, depth = 176.92 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/16 / 2016-03-17 05:16:11 / March 17, 2016 @ 5:16 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 15:16:11 / 3:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005bh9. Event ids that are associated: us20005bh9.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 68 km NNE of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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