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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 193 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 21.6866S, 143.4967WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 193 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (120 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.4967 East, latitude 21.6866 North, depth = 197.18 km. Id of earthquake: us100087hp. Event ids that are associated: us100087hp. The epicenter was at a depth of 197.18 km (123 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 03:50:16 / February 27, 2017 @ 3:50 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:50:16 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 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: 193 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.4967° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.6866° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 197.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 193km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-27 03:50:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-12 23:49:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 271 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.516 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100087hp Id of event.
Event Code 100087hp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087hp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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