A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 152 km NE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (94 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 145.8952 East, latitude 21.5473 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:04:26 / 2:04 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/01/17 / 2017-01-29 16:04:26 / January 29, 2017 @ 4:04 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008j09. Id of event: us20008j09.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 152 km NE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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