A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Saipan in Northern Mariana Islands on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 146.2244° East, 15.7224° North, depth 64.74 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:31:59 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000eeb3. Id of event: us1000eeb3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/05/18 / 2018-05-29 19:31:59 / May 29, 2018 @ 7:31 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.74 km (40 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saipan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 75 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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