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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Pagan in Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 17.5322S, 145.6706WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 64 km S of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (40 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 485.53 km (302 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 02:22:57 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 16:22:57 / September 27, 2016 @ 4:22 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006t7y. Unique identifier: us10006t7y. Exact location, longitude 145.6706° East, latitude 17.5322° North, depth = 485.53 km.

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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km S of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.6706° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.5322° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 485.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km S of Pagan, 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 2016-09-27 16:22:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-27 16:40:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 385 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 3.995 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us10006t7y Id of event.
Event Code 10006t7y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006t7y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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