A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 164 km ESE of JP Tinian Town pre-WW2, Northern Mariana Islands (102 miles). Exact location, longitude 147.0227° East, latitude 14.3741° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:09:17 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/18 / 2018-02-21 22:09:17 / February 21, 2018 @ 10:09 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d657. Unique identifier: us2000d657.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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