A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 179 km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (111 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 147.1839 East, latitude 14.3793 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:13:20 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000eb3h. Id of event: us1000eb3h. Global time and date of event 20/05/18 / 2018-05-20 05:13:20 / May 20, 2018 @ 5:13 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 179 km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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