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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Pagan in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 18.3377S, 145.8601WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 26 km NNE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands (16 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:25:47 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/05/18 / 2018-05-16 15:25:47 / May 16, 2018 @ 3:25 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 187.16 km (116 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000eece. Id of event: us1000eece. Exact location of event, depth 187.16 km, 145.8601° East, 18.3377° North.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 26 km NNE of Pagan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.8601° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.3377° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 187.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NNE 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 2018-05-16 15:25:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-29 22:41:46 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 271 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 3.08 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us1000eece Id of event.
Event Code 1000eece An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000eece, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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