A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 135 km ESE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands (84 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008jyg. Id of event: us20008jyg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 00:33:02 / February 1, 2017 @ 12:33 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:33:02 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 146.293° East, latitude 13.5427° North, depth = 10 km.
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 135 km ESE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.
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