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Strong earthquake, 6.5 mag has occurred near Farallon de Pajaros in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 19.9S, 144.9WA earthquake magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) strikes 70 km S of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (43 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 144.9° East, latitude 19.9° North, depth = 460 km. The temblor was detected at 01:51:32 / 1:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Farallon de Pajaros in Northern Mariana Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: at00pttg1w. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19179000, at00pttg1w. Global time and date of event 28/06/19 / 2019-06-28 15:51:32 / June 28, 2019 @ 3:51 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 460 km (286 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 70 km S of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.9° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.9° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 460 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km S 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 2019-06-28 15:51:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-28 16:00:55 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 1 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 650 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 32 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.772749 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111.599991072 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00pttg1w Id of event.
Event Code 00pttg1w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19179000,at00pttg1w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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