A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 7 km WNW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008sqv. Unique identifier: us20008sqv. The temblor was detected at 16:08:09 / 4:08 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 196.25 km (122 miles). Exact location of event, depth 196.25 km, 145.6017° East, 18.7838° North. Global time and date of event 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 06:08:09 / March 9, 2017 @ 6:08 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 7 km WNW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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