A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 207 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (129 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/05/18 / 2018-05-20 12:23:56 / May 20, 2018 @ 12:23 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000eb3k. Unique identifier: us1000eb3k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 143.2588° East, 21.6044° North, depth 317.68 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 317.68 km (197 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:23:56 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 207 km NW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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