A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 148 km E of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (92 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.45 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 15:00:58 / February 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008m5v. Unique identifier: us20008m5v. Exact location of event, depth 49.45 km, 147.1541° East, 18.3608° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:00:58 / 1:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 148 km E of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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