A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 20 km WSW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (12 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008fxb. Unique identifier: us20008fxb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:05:03 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 238.21 km (148 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 00:05:03 / January 18, 2017 @ 12:05 am. Exact location of earthquake, 145.4738° East, 18.7283° North, depth 238.21 km.
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km WSW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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