A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 47 km SE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (29 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 18:11:56 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 145.2449° East, latitude 20.2657° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/09/17 / 2017-09-28 08:11:56 / September 28, 2017 @ 8:11 am. Event id: us2000avtg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000avtg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 47 km SE of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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