A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from JP Tinian Town pre-WW2 in Northern Mariana Islands on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 133.24 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000bsd3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bsd3. The temblor was picked up at 09:07:39 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 133.24 km, 145.4446° East, 14.906° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 23:07:39 / November 12, 2017 @ 11:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saipan, San Jose Village (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 20 km WSW of JP Tinian Town pre-WW2, Northern Mariana Islands.
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