A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 174 km ENE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (108 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 17:01:22 / August 29, 2018 @ 5:01 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h9hm. Unique identifier: us2000h9hm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:01:22 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 147.3501 East, latitude 15.5145 North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 174 km ENE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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