A 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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