A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 156 km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (97 miles). Unique identifier: us2000h8qs. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h8qs. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:22:21 / 10:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 147.1495 East, latitude 14.8022 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/18 / 2018-08-27 12:22:21 / August 27, 2018 @ 12:22 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 156 km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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