A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 285 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia (177 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.097 East, latitude 12.2876 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vq8. Id of event: us10007vq8. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 14:43:34 / January 11, 2017 @ 2:43 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:43:34 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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