A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 39 km N of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (24 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 230.58 km (143 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:58:52 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/11/16 / 2016-11-08 16:58:52 / November 8, 2016 @ 4:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us100078ab. Ids that are associated to the event: us100078ab. Exact location of event, longitude 145.6213 East, latitude 19.118 North, depth = 230.58 km.
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 39 km N of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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