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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Agrihan in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 18.5517S, 145.6138WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 24 km SSW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (15 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 145.6138° East, 18.5517° North, depth 186.76 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 186.76 km (116 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 11:55:32 / December 19, 2019 @ 11:55 am. Unique identifier: us70006nf0. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006nf0. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:55:32 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 24 km SSW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 145.6138° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.5517° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 186.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km SSW of Agrihan, 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 2019-12-19 11:55:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-19 12:10:41 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 482 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 3.296 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 21 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006nf0 Id of event.
Event Code 70006nf0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006nf0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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