A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 103.61 km (64 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100086r4. Unique identifier: us100086r4. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 17:22:37 / February 23, 2017 @ 5:22 pm. The temblor was detected at 03:22:37 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 145.2397 East, latitude 14.2702 North, depth = 103.61 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dededo Village, Yigo Village, San Jose Village. The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop), Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 13 km NNE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.
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