A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 213 km WNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (132 miles) on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 270.54 km (168 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 270.54 km, 143.1654° East, 21.578° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j2zh. Id of event: us2000j2zh. The temblor was detected at 12:03:18 / 12:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/18 / 2018-12-24 02:03:18 / December 24, 2018 @ 2:03 am UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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.
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