A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 3 km WNW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands (2 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 145.6352 East, latitude 18.7791 North, depth = 207.5 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 207.5 km (129 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 07:30:17 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70006py8. Event ids that are associated: us70006py8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 21:30:17 / December 22, 2019 @ 9:30 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, 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. 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. 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: 3 km WNW of Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands.
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