A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 275 km N of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (171 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h9i9. Id of event: us2000h9i9. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 21:15:28 / August 29, 2018 @ 9:15 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:15:28 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.6647 East, latitude 23.0193 North, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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