A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Saipan in Northern Mariana Islands. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 105.7 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008emh. Id of event: us10008emh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 145.9408 East, latitude 15.7815 North, depth = 105.7 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/03/17 / 2017-03-30 04:00:08 / March 30, 2017 @ 4:00 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 14:00:08 / 2:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jose Village, Saipan (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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