A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 42 km WSW of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (26 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 145.4241 East, latitude 17.9131 North, depth = 272.18 km. The temblor was detected at 11:02:54 / 11:02 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/12/16 / 2016-12-14 01:02:54 / December 14, 2016 @ 1:02 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10007m0u. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007m0u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 272.18 km (169 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight 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. 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: 42 km WSW of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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