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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 9 km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 18.7533S, 145.5761WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 9 km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (6 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:23:38 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 262.64 km (163 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000art2. Unique identifier: us2000art2. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.5761 East, latitude 18.7533 North, depth = 262.64 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 08:23:38 / September 9, 2017 @ 8:23 am.

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km W of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.5761° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.7533° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 262.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km W 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 2017-09-09 08:23:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-28 06:47:28 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 312 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 8.871 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us2000art2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000art2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000art2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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