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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Anatahan in Northern Mariana Islands



Earthquake location 16.9385S, 147.4588WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 201 km ENE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands (125 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bff5. Id of event: us2000bff5. The temblor was reported at 15:39:14 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/11/17 / 2017-11-02 05:39:14 / November 2, 2017 @ 5:39 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.4588 East, latitude 16.9385 North, depth = 35 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 201 km ENE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 147.4588° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.9385° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 201km ENE of Anatahan, 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 2017-11-02 05:39:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-02 06:23:07 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 326 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 4.163 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us2000bff5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bff5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bff5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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