A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 37 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (23 miles) on Saturday. 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 48.35 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 12:10:50 / December 24, 2016 @ 12:10 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 48.35 km, 144.7114° East, 20.8291° North. Unique identifier: us10007mhx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007mhx. The temblor was reported at 22:10:50 / 10:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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