A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 188 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia (117 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:27:53 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.9785° East, 11.4067° North, depth 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 23:27:53 / April 12, 2016 @ 11:27 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005hnf. Unique identifier: us20005hnf.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 188 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia.
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