A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 231 km ESE of JP Tinian Town pre-WW2, Northern Mariana Islands (144 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.91 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000axkt. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000axkt. Global time and date of event 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 17:44:39 / October 20, 2017 @ 5:44 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:44:39 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 147.4117° East, 13.8059° North, depth 22.91 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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: 231 km ESE of JP Tinian Town pre-WW2, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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