A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 118 km WNW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands (73 miles) on Saturday. Event id: us20008kjq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kjq. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 389.1 km (242 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 144.1591° East, 14.4808° North, depth 389.1 km. Global time and date of event 17/02/17 / 2017-02-17 17:45:48 / February 17, 2017 @ 5:45 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:45:48 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 118 km WNW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.
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