A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 212 km NNE of Rumung, Micronesia (132 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.24 km (28 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:23:47 / 4:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 07:23:47 / August 16, 2017 @ 7:23 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000a8pe. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a8pe. Exact location, longitude 138.8576° East, latitude 11.4112° North, depth = 45.24 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 212 km NNE of Rumung, Micronesia.
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