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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag has occurred near Agrihan in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 18.6699S, 145.732WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 12 km SSE of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (7 miles) on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 173.3 km (108 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 17:41:28 / September 14, 2017 @ 5:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt17257050, us2000amk5. Unique identifier: us2000amk5. Exact location, longitude 145.732° East, latitude 18.6699° North, depth = 173.3 km. The temblor was reported at 03:41:28 / 3:41 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km SSE of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.732° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.6699° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 173.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km SSE of Agrihan, 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 2017-09-14 17:41:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-14 17:58:54 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 3.42 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 518 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 ,pt,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 5.119 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000amk5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000amk5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17257050,us2000amk5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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