A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.38 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:50:02 / 3:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 05:50:02 / April 14, 2017 @ 5:50 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 109.38 km, 145.396° East, 14.3311° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008hgs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008hgs.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Jose Village.
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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km NE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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