A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 76 km ENE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands (47 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:00:29 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us600056r6. Event ids that are associated: pt19230050, us600056r6. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/19 / 2019-08-18 18:00:29 / August 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 146.3216° East, 16.6404° North, depth 48.99 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.99 km (30 miles).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 76 km ENE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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