A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. The temblor was reported at 09:44:12 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/09/17 / 2017-09-26 23:44:12 / September 26, 2017 @ 11:44 pm. Unique identifier: us2000av6e. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000av6e. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.0833 East, latitude 14.1161 North, depth = 114.67 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.67 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (44 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inarajan Village, Agat Village, Santa Rita Village (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 13 km WSW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.
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