A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124.94 km (78 miles). Event id: us10005cax. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005cax. Exact location of event, longitude 145.3282 East, latitude 14.1167 North, depth = 124.94 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 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 22:52:03 / April 28, 2016 @ 10:52 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:52:03 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (c. 6 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Asan-Maina Village, Chalan Pago-Ordot Village, Agana Heights Village (min 5000 pop).
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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km ESE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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