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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Farallon de Pajaros in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 22.2901S, 144.3363WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 202 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (126 miles) on Sunday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:54:15 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.3363 East, latitude 22.2901 North, depth = 60.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.28 km (37 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/10/17 / 2017-10-14 19:54:15 / October 14, 2017 @ 7:54 pm. Event id: us1000aunc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000aunc.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 202 km NNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.3363° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 22.2901° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 202km NNW 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 2017-10-14 19:54:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-05 02:32:38 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 271 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 5.169 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 166 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 us1000aunc Id of event.
Event Code 1000aunc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000aunc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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