A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 140 km ESE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands (87 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 146.4778 East, latitude 13.9039 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 18:26:36 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10005hpr. Event ids that are associated: us10005hpr. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 08:26:36 / May 16, 2016 @ 8:26 am UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 140 km ESE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.
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