A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 42 km NW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (26 miles) on Saturday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:55:31 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.3692 East, latitude 19.021 North, depth = 231.51 km. Global time and date of event 04/05/18 / 2018-05-04 17:55:31 / May 4, 2018 @ 5:55 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000e214. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e214. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 231.51 km (144 miles) below the earth’s surface.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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