A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 13 km SSW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (8 miles). The temblor was detected at 09:23:55 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/08/16 / 2016-08-22 23:23:55 / August 22, 2016 @ 11:23 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20006u8k. Event ids that are associated: us20006u8k. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.5994 East, latitude 18.6588 North, depth = 196.63 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 196.63 km (122 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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