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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Saipan in Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 14.8608S, 147.1751WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 157 km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (98 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.1751 East, latitude 14.8608 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:02:43 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000aawe. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aawe. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 16:02:43 / August 17, 2017 @ 4:02 pm.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 157 km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.1751° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.8608° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 157km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-17 16:02:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-07 16:32:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.569 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000aawe Id of event.
Event Code 2000aawe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aawe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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