A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 273 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (170 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 144.3277 East, latitude 22.9528 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 15:57:10 / April 9, 2017 @ 3:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008hai. Unique identifier: us10008hai. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:57:10 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 273 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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