A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 59 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (37 miles). Exact location of event, depth 44.61 km, 144.5539° East, 20.9656° North. Id of earthquake: us10006tit. Event ids that are associated: us10006tit. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.61 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/09/16 / 2016-09-28 12:50:34 / September 28, 2016 @ 12:50 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:50:34 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 59 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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