A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from JP Tinian Town pre-WW2 in Northern Mariana Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 14:58:27 / August 7, 2017 @ 2:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.8925 East, latitude 14.9095 North, depth = 101.9 km. Id of earthquake: us2000a5iv. Event ids that are associated: us2000a5iv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.9 km (63 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:58:27 / 12:58 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saipan, San Jose Village.
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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