A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 271 km ESE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands (168 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:26:36 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/09/17 / 2017-09-13 06:26:36 / September 13, 2017 @ 6:26 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 147.6079° East, latitude 13.4506° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000alax. Id of event: us2000alax.
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 271 km ESE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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