A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 23 km NE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (14 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 117.25 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 117.25 km, 145.8974° East, 18.2878° North. Event id: us20008ua0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ua0. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 16:29:47 / March 17, 2017 @ 4:29 pm. The temblor was reported at 02:29:47 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 23 km NE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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