A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 3 km NNW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (2 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 228.97 km (142 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 18:35:00 / February 28, 2017 @ 6:35 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.655 East, latitude 18.7952 North, depth = 228.97 km. The temblor was detected at 04:35:00 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087qu. Id of event: us100087qu.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km NNW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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