A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 41 km WNW of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (25 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 177.29 km (110 miles). Unique identifier: us20005c9n. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005c9n. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.4435 East, latitude 18.3138 North, depth = 177.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/03/16 / 2016-03-22 14:53:50 / March 22, 2016 @ 2:53 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:53:50 / 12:53 am (local time epicenter).
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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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.
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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: 41 km WNW of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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