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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Rota in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 14.0944S, 144.6511WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 182.6 km (113 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/01/19 / 2019-01-01 13:34:51 / January 1, 2019 @ 1:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000iznb. Unique identifier: us2000iznb. Exact location of earthquake, 144.6511° East, 14.0944° North, depth 182.6 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:34:51 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Merizo Village, Inarajan Village, Umatac Village. Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Close country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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: 59 km W of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.6511° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.0944° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 182.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km W of Rota, 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 2019-01-01 13:34:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-01 17:51:49 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 340 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 0.544 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us2000iznb Id of event.
Event Code 2000iznb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iznb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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