A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 219 km E of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (136 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:46:35 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 147.8142 East, latitude 17.7934 North, depth = 23.37 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 11:46:35 / September 5, 2016 @ 11:46 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.37 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10006n30. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006n30.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 219 km E of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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