A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 197 km ENE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands (122 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000aug8. Unique identifier: us1000aug8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.98 km (19 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 147.4366° East, latitude 16.8737° North, depth = 29.98 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 04:06:27 / October 20, 2017 @ 4:06 am. The temblor was picked up at 14:06:27 / 2:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 197 km ENE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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