A 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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