A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 278 km NNE of Fais, Micronesia (173 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 141.1266 East, latitude 12.2122 North, depth = 50.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008kxi. Event ids that are associated: us20008kxi. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 15:15:07 / February 8, 2017 @ 3:15 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.96 km (32 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:15:07 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter).
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 thirteen and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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