A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 88 km ENE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (55 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 19:33:04 / February 18, 2018 @ 7:33 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.06 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 146.574 East, latitude 18.342 North, depth = 65.06 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:33:04 / 5:33 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d8sa. Unique identifier: us2000d8sa.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 88 km ENE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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