A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 155 km SE of JP Tinian Town pre-WW2, Northern Mariana Islands (96 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 19:13:06 / May 20, 2016 @ 7:13 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 05:13:06 / 5:13 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005y4u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005y4u. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.17 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 146.7622° East, 14.098° North, depth 30.17 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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