A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700058fx. Id of event: us700058fx. Global time and date of event 18/08/19 / 2019-08-18 11:50:44 / August 18, 2019 @ 11:50 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.26 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:50:44 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 145.5648° East, 14.2393° North, depth 92.26 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Jose Village. Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km ENE of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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