A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 26 km E of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (16 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 20:07:53 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005gfa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gfa. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.0149 East, latitude 18.1472 North, depth = 137.16 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 10:07:53 / April 3, 2016 @ 10:07 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137.16 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 26 km E of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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