A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 29 km SSW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (18 miles) on Friday. The temblor was detected at 08:46:20 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bhvs. Unique identifier: us2000bhvs. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.5552 East, latitude 18.5182 North, depth = 446.87 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 446.87 km (278 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/10/17 / 2017-10-26 22:46:20 / October 26, 2017 @ 10:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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