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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 170 km WNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 20.8678S, 143.2946WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 170 km WNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands (106 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/08/19 / 2019-08-04 05:12:20 / August 4, 2019 @ 5:12 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 245.77 km (153 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:12:20 / 3:12 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us600052yq. Event ids that are associated: us600052yq. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 143.2946 East, latitude 20.8678 North, depth = 245.77 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 170 km WNW of Farallon de Pajaros, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 143.2946° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 20.8678° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 245.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 170km WNW 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 2019-08-04 05:12:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-30 13:00:45 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 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 271 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 ,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 6.282 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us600052yq Id of event.
Event Code 600052yq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600052yq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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