A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 173 km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (107 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:23:50 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 147.3297 East, latitude 14.8569 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 15:23:50 / August 17, 2017 @ 3:23 pm. Unique identifier: us2000aawx. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aawx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 173 km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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