A 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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