A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 111 km SE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands (69 miles) on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008kpw. Unique identifier: us20008kpw. Global time and date of event 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 22:22:56 / February 18, 2017 @ 10:22 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.51 km (9 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:22:56 / 8:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 145.9238 East, latitude 13.4381 North, depth = 14.51 km.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 111 km SE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.
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