A 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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