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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Anatahan in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 17.1761S, 146.2103WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.2103° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.1761° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 107km NNE of Anatahan, 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 2016-05-29 16:20:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-29 18:23:01 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 312 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 1.966 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us20005z1a Id of event.
Event Code 20005z1a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005z1a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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