A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 234 km WNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (145 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 292.72 km (182 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:27:57 / 7:27 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 21:27:57 / March 2, 2017 @ 9:27 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 142.942 East, latitude 21.5854 North, depth = 292.72 km. Unique identifier: us10008872. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008872.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 234 km WNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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