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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Anatahan in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 16.7816S, 145.9106WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 53 km NNE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands (33 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:46:14 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i5wd. Id of event: us2000i5wd. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/11/18 / 2018-11-02 13:46:14 / November 2, 2018 @ 1:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.9106 East, latitude 16.7816 North, depth = 36.85 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.85 km (23 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 53 km NNE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.9106° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.7816° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km NNE of Anatahan, 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 2018-11-02 13:46:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-02 14:12:11 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 354 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 3.329 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us2000i5wd Id of event.
Event Code 2000i5wd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000i5wd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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