A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 171 km ESE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands (106 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.7566 East, latitude 13.8193 North, depth = 16.98 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.98 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000art3. Event ids that are associated: us2000art3. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:37:05 / 5:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 07:37:05 / September 9, 2017 @ 7:37 am UTC/GMT.
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 three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 171 km ESE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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