A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 142 km SSW of Satawal, Micronesia (88 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:30:10 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000a9pw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9pw. Global time and date of event 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 06:30:10 / August 19, 2017 @ 6:30 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 146.6115° East, latitude 6.1617° North, depth = 23.71 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.71 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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