A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005ndr. Unique identifier: us70005ndr. Exact location of event, depth 107.3 km, 145.0772° East, 14.0112° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.3 km (67 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:09:36 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/09/19 / 2019-09-28 17:09:36 / September 28, 2019 @ 5:09 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mongmong-Toto-Maite Village (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Merizo Village, Umatac Village, Inarajan Village (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guam (c. 159 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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