A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 50 km SSW of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (31 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/05/16 / 2016-05-12 21:32:58 / May 12, 2016 @ 9:32 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10005ij8. Event ids that are associated: us10005ij8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 287.91 km (179 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:32:58 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 287.91 km, 145.6666° East, 17.6632° North.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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