A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 55 km NNW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (34 miles) on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 10:30:43 / February 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am. Exact location of event, depth 178.23 km, 145.5587° East, 19.2536° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 178.23 km (111 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008fv1. Unique identifier: us20008fv1. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:30:43 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 55 km NNW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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