A 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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