A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 45 km WNW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (28 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 203.01 km (126 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/17 / 2017-09-19 22:46:02 / September 19, 2017 @ 10:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 145.2545° East, 18.8933° North, depth 203.01 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:46:02 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000awmz. Unique identifier: us2000awmz.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 45 km WNW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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