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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Rota in Northern Mariana Islands

Earthquake location 13.9565S, 144.8434WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Rota in Northern Mariana Islands. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 20:03:24 / December 14, 2019 @ 8:03 pm. Exact location, longitude 144.8434° East, latitude 13.9565° North, depth = 122.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:03:24 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 122.55 km (76 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006pj5. Id of event: us70006pj5.

Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Dededo Village (c. 44 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Yigo Village (c. 20 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Village (c. 19 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mangilao Village (c. 15 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Barrigada Village (c. 8 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Rita Village (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Merizo Village, Inarajan Village, Umatac Village (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Guam (c. 159 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km WSW of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 144.8434° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 13.9565° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km WSW of Rota, 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 2019-12-14 20:03:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-29 04:13:04 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 284 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 0.365 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70006pj5 Id of event.
Event Code 70006pj5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006pj5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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