A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:57:22 / 3:57 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 event, longitude 145.4202 East, latitude 13.7785 North, depth = 101.4 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 101.4 km (63 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/18 / 2018-12-30 05:57:22 / December 30, 2018 @ 5:57 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j553. Id of event: us2000j553.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Agat Village, Santa Rita Village, Inarajan Village. Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 47 km SSE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.
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