A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands on Thursday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:06:11 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 123.08 km (76 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000g8wd. Event ids that are associated: us1000g8wd. Exact location of event, depth 123.08 km, 145.2436° East, 13.9938° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/18 / 2018-08-08 18:06:11 / August 8, 2018 @ 6:06 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inarajan Village, Agat Village, Santa Rita Village. Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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: 18 km SSE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.
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