A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 64 km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (40 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006gkq. Event ids that are associated: us10006gkq. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/16 / 2016-08-20 11:32:12 / August 20, 2016 @ 11:32 am. The temblor was detected at 21:32:12 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 479.04 km (298 miles). Exact location, longitude 145.0631° East, latitude 18.6592° North, depth = 479.04 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 64 km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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