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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Agrihan in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 18.9769S, 144.94WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 80 km WNW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (50 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.44 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/17 / 2017-01-17 00:54:14 / January 17, 2017 @ 12:54 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:54:14 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008fv5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008fv5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 144.94 East, latitude 18.9769 North, depth = 44.44 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 80 km WNW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.94° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9769° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km WNW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-17 00:54:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-07 05:56:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.357 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008fv5 Id of event.
Event Code 20008fv5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008fv5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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