A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 237 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (147 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81.9 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:12:19 / 10:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 144.0163° East, latitude 22.5138° North, depth = 81.9 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 12:12:19 / January 21, 2017 @ 12:12 pm. Event id: us20008hfr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hfr.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 237 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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