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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 18 km N of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 14.3219S, 145.2049WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. Global time and date of event 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 08:49:05 / March 13, 2017 @ 8:49 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 104.46 km (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:49:05 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us100088m4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17072050, us100088m4. Exact location of event, depth 104.46 km, 145.2049° East, 14.3219° North.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop), Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yona Village, Piti Village, Chalan Pago-Ordot Village. The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Chalan Pago-Ordot Village (c. 6 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 18 km N of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.2049° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.3219° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km N of Rota, 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 2017-03-13 08:49:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-13 09:05:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 22 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 475 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 ,pt,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 0.798 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us100088m4 Id of event.
Event Code 100088m4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17072050,us100088m4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Veona

    I am from Guam and my family and I heard the rumble and felt the jolt… There was an aftershock not long after this one…

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