A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 274 km N of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (170 miles). Exact location, longitude 144.525° East, latitude 22.9892° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 15:58:51 / January 12, 2017 @ 3:58 pm. 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). Unique identifier: us10007vs1. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007vs1. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:58:51 / 1:58 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 274 km N of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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