A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 19 km SW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (12 miles). Global time and date of event 31/12/16 / 2016-12-31 09:41:58 / December 31, 2016 @ 9:41 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10007tyf. Event ids that are associated: us10007tyf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:41:58 / 7:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 145.554° East, 18.6269° North, depth 179.09 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 179.09 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km SW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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