A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Saipan in Northern Mariana Islands on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 145.8025° East, 15.2695° North, depth 111.72 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:48:21 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005unq. Unique identifier: us70005unq. Global time and date of event 07/10/19 / 2019-10-07 17:48:21 / October 7, 2019 @ 5:48 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 111.72 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Jose Village, Saipan. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Northern Mariana Islands (c. 54 000 pop). Event epicenter was 8 km (5 miles) from Saipan (c. 48 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San Jose Village (c. 15 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 8 km NE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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