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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Pagan in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 17.4665S, 145.6767WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 72 km S of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (45 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:15:40 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/05/16 / 2016-05-06 13:15:40 / May 6, 2016 @ 1:15 pm. Exact location of event, depth 235.47 km, 145.6767° East, 17.4665° North. Unique identifier: us10005h5t. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005h5t. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 235.47 km (146 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 72 km S of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.6767° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.4665° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 235.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km S of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-06 13:15:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-20 07:27:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.215 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005h5t Id of event.
Event Code 10005h5t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005h5t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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