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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Farallon de Pajaros in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 21.6372S, 143.0863WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 224 km WNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (139 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 287.79 km (179 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000jbvp. Event ids that are associated: us2000jbvp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/19 / 2019-01-17 14:02:38 / January 17, 2019 @ 2:02 pm. Exact location, longitude 143.0863° East, latitude 21.6372° North, depth = 287.79 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:02:38 / 12:02 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 224 km WNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.0863° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 21.6372° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 287.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 224km WNW of Farallon de Pajaros, 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 2019-01-17 14:02:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-11 16:09:51 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 259 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 5.496 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us2000jbvp Id of event.
Event Code 2000jbvp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jbvp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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