A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 106 km NE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (66 miles) on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 31/01/17 / 2017-01-31 14:47:19 / January 31, 2017 @ 2:47 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 35.34 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 145.4911° East, 21.3169° North, depth 35.34 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:47:19 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008jxj. Unique identifier: us20008jxj.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 106 km NE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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