A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 145.2844° East, 13.7617° North, depth 66.42 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 66.42 km (41 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:42:22 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000kbey. Event ids that are associated: us2000kbey. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/04/19 / 2019-04-06 18:42:22 / April 6, 2019 @ 6:42 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Merizo Village, Umatac Village, Inarajan Village (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 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. Every 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 five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 44 km SSE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.
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