A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 120 km NNE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:43:58 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 145.3819° East, 21.5277° North, depth 16.96 km. Id of earthquake: us10007lqe. Event ids that are associated: us10007lqe. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.96 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 16:43:58 / December 21, 2016 @ 4:43 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 120 km NNE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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