A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 12 km WSW of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (7 miles). 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: us100072my. Unique identifier: us100072my. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 198.12 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.6658 East, latitude 18.0581 North, depth = 198.12 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/16 / 2016-10-23 12:19:24 / October 23, 2016 @ 12:19 pm. The temblor was detected at 22:19:24 / 10:19 pm (local time epicenter).
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 four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 12 km WSW of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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