A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 110.93 km (69 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 145.364 East, latitude 14.117 North, depth = 110.93 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:30:44 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/19 / 2019-01-20 09:30:44 / January 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am. Id of earthquake: us2000j6lc. Event ids that are associated: us2000j6lc.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sinajana Village, Hagåtña, Mangilao Village. Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sinajana Village (c. 2 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km ESE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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