A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 18 km SSW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (11 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 217.12 km, 145.5714° East, 18.6311° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:09:41 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008jyj. Event ids that are associated: us20008jyj. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 10:09:41 / February 1, 2017 @ 10:09 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 217.12 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 18 km SSW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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