A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 169 km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (105 miles). Exact location, longitude 147.2289° East, latitude 14.6692° North, depth = 34.52 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000cksu. Event ids that are associated: us2000cksu. The temblor was detected at 09:59:57 / 9:59 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 34.52 km (21 miles). Global time and date of event 04/01/18 / 2018-01-04 23:59:57 / January 4, 2018 @ 11:59 pm UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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