A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 209 km E of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands (130 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/10/16 / 2016-10-15 22:22:35 / October 15, 2016 @ 10:22 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 147.6161° East, 16.5465° North, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007fnj. Unique identifier: us20007fnj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:22:35 / 8:22 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 209 km E of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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