A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. Id of earthquake: us2000d6yv. Event ids that are associated: us2000d6yv. Exact location of event, depth 124.95 km, 144.8802° East, 13.9624° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 124.95 km (78 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:51:58 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/02/18 / 2018-02-14 10:51:58 / February 14, 2018 @ 10:51 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Merizo Village, Inarajan Village, Umatac Village. Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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