A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 238 km NE of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (148 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006j1b. Unique identifier: us10006j1b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.91 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 147.3639° East, latitude 20.2062° North, depth = 37.91 km. Global time and date of event 31/08/16 / 2016-08-31 13:48:17 / August 31, 2016 @ 1:48 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 23:48:17 / 11:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 238 km NE of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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