A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 46 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (29 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:39:48 / 3:39 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 17:39:48 / August 2, 2017 @ 5:39 pm. Event id: us2000a3r4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3r4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 144.602° East, 20.8498° North, depth 80.43 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 80.43 km (50 miles).
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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 46 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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