A 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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