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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Farallon de Pajaros in Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 21.5473S, 145.8952WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.8952° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.5473° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 152km NE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-29 16:04:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-20 18:21:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.477 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 172 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008j09 Id of event.
Event Code 20008j09 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008j09, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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