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Light earthquake 4 mag, 57 km WSW of JP Tinian Town pre-WW2, Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 14.7042S, 145.1681WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from JP Tinian Town pre-WW2 in Northern Mariana Islands. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 119.6 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000hagf. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hagf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 145.1681° East, latitude 14.7042° North, depth = 119.6 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/09/18 / 2018-09-01 16:40:10 / September 1, 2018 @ 4:40 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:40:10 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saipan, San Jose Village.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km WSW of JP Tinian Town pre-WW2, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.1681° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.7042° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 119.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km WSW of JP Tinian Town pre-WW2, Northern Mariana Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-01 16:40:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-30 13:21:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 246 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.803 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000hagf Id of event.
Event Code 2000hagf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hagf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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