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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Farallon de Pajaros in Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 21.3911S, 143.8294WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 145 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (90 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:08:11 / 2:08 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.37 km (43 miles). Event id: us2000awp8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000awp8. Exact location, longitude 143.8294° East, latitude 21.3911° North, depth = 69.37 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/17 / 2017-09-29 16:08:11 / September 29, 2017 @ 4:08 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 145 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.8294° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.3911° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 145km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, 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 2017-09-29 16:08:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-29 16:24:37 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 385 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 5.874 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us2000awp8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000awp8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000awp8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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