A 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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