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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Rota in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 13.6423S, 145.4836WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 22:37:33 / 10:37 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d9qj. Id of event: us2000d9qj. Exact location of event, depth 96.66 km, 145.4836° East, 13.6423° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/03/18 / 2018-03-01 12:37:33 / March 1, 2018 @ 12:37 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 96.66 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Agat Village, Santa Rita Village, Inarajan Village. Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 seven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 64 km SSE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.4836° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.6423° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km SSE of Rota, 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 2018-03-01 12:37:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-01 13:02:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3 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 315 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 1.616 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us2000d9qj Id of event.
Event Code 2000d9qj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d9qj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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