A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 107 km NNE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands (66 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.2103 East, latitude 17.1761 North, depth = 102.01 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 102.01 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:20:00 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005z1a. Id of event: us20005z1a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/05/16 / 2016-05-29 16:20:00 / May 29, 2016 @ 4:20 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 107 km NNE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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