A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 163 km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (101 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/12/19 / 2019-12-11 18:20:43 / December 11, 2019 @ 6:20 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 147.2436° East, 14.9014° North, depth 12.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60006t99. Event ids that are associated: us60006t99. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:20:43 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.23 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 163 km ESE of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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