A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 38 km NNW of Fais, Micronesia (24 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 140.3398 East, latitude 10.0684 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dwr5. Unique identifier: us2000dwr5. 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 13:15:12 / 1:15 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 09/04/18 / 2018-04-09 04:15:12 / April 9, 2018 @ 4:15 am UTC/GMT.
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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