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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Rota in Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 14.0357S, 145.3497WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands on Saturday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:54:09 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000748s. Event ids that are associated: us1000748s. The epicenter was at a depth of 83.61 km (52 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.3497 East, latitude 14.0357 North, depth = 83.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/11/16 / 2016-11-05 03:54:09 / November 5, 2016 @ 3:54 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Rita Village, Talofofo Village, Piti Village. Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Close country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.3497° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0357° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 83.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SE of Rota, 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 2016-11-05 03:54:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-05 04:23:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 24 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 378 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 0.644 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us1000748s Id of event.
Event Code 1000748s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000748s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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