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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag was detected near Anatahan in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 16.6404S, 146.3216WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 146.3216° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.6404° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km ENE of Anatahan, 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 2019-08-18 18:00:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-18 18:20:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 600 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 0 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 536 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.342 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us600056r6 Id of event.
Event Code 600056r6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19230050,us600056r6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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