A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Northern Islands Municipality – Mayor’s Office in Northern Mariana Islands on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 19:22:46 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jhdl. Unique identifier: us1000jhdl. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 09:22:46 / March 17, 2019 @ 9:22 am. Exact location of earthquake, 145.6826° East, 15.5988° North, depth 155.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 155.42 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jose Village, Saipan (min 5000 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 one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 43 km N of Northern Islands Municipality – Mayor’s Office, Northern Mariana Islands.
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