A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 212 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (132 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lqv. Id of event: us20008lqv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.2122 East, latitude 21.6192 North, depth = 300.69 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:25:07 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 10:25:07 / February 23, 2017 @ 10:25 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 300.69 km (187 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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