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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near Pagan in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 18.4969S, 147.0496WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 141 km ENE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (88 miles) on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/06/17 / 2017-06-08 23:23:43 / June 8, 2017 @ 11:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:23:43 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: usd0008367. Event ids that are associated: usd0008367. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.07 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 147.0496° East, latitude 18.4969° North, depth = 8.07 km.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 141 km ENE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.0496° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.4969° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 141km ENE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-08 23:23:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-08 23:41:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 2.91 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 482 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.455 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usd0008367 Id of event.
Event Code d0008367 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,usd0008367, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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