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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Pagan in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 18.2371S, 146.5522WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 83 km E of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (52 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 146.5522 East, latitude 18.2371 North, depth = 70.06 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:32:25 / 10:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000d2r6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d2r6. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 70.06 km (44 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/18 / 2018-03-10 12:32:25 / March 10, 2018 @ 12:32 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 83 km E of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.5522° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2371° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km E of Pagan, 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 2018-03-10 12:32:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-10 13:20:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 340 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 3.067 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us1000d2r6 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d2r6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d2r6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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