A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 125 km SSW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (78 miles). Unique identifier: us1000i416. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000i416. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:40:03 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 144.5374 East, latitude 19.4562 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 08:40:03 / December 7, 2018 @ 8:40 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 125 km SSW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.
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