A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 93 km ENE of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (58 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 146.4391° East, 19.1843° North, depth 35 km. Global time and date of event 23/05/19 / 2019-05-23 20:53:41 / May 23, 2019 @ 8:53 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us70003tap. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003tap. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:53:41 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 93 km ENE of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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