A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 156 km ENE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands (97 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 147.0256 East, latitude 16.8905 North, depth = 50.22 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:31:45 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600057ke. Ids that are associated to the event: us600057ke. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/08/19 / 2019-08-20 18:31:45 / August 20, 2019 @ 6:31 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.22 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 156 km ENE of Anatahan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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